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2013 AISC Certification Standard for Structural Steel Erectors Available as a Free Download

September 16, 2013 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) - The new AISC standard for structural steel erector certification is available for free downloading on the AISC web site at www.aisc.org/specifications (under Certification Standards at the bottom of the web page). Formally titled AISC 206-13, AISC Certification Program for Structural Steel Erectors—Standard for Structural Steel Erectors—2013, the standard outlines the requirements for a structural steel erector's quality management system.

The new standard is the culmination of several years of work by the AISC Certification Standards Committee and a special subcommittee created to draft the standard. The standard is modeled after existing AISC certification standards. “The erector standard was written with significant input from erectors,” notes Ted Sheppard, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Erector Standard. “We spent a great deal of time developing requirements that make good firms even better.”

The AISC Certification program expects to replace the current checklist-based erector certification program with a standards-based program. “The application of quality management system principles to structural steel erection is a natural extension of AISC's move towards quality management system standards,” adds Jacques Cattan, AISC vice president.

To learn more about AISC Certification Programs, visit www.aisc.org/certification.

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For more information contact:

Tasha Weiss
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[email protected]

American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.

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