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AISC Completes Bridge Fabricator Certification Program Conversion

December 15, 2014 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) - All participants in AISC's certification program for bridge fabricators have now transitioned to a standard-based bridge certification program, which replaces the previous checklist criteria. "The transition is part of AISC's efforts to advance the bridge fabricator certification to best serve both the industry (including applicants and certified participants) and the bridge marketplace (including contracting authorities, specifiers and general contractors)," explained Jacques Cattan, AISC's vice president responsible for certification.

The transition completes a two-year process of converting bridge participants and applicants to the AISC Bridge Certification Requirements. In addition, the program requirements introduce the certification categories of Certified Bridge Fabricator: Simple (SBR), Intermediate (IBR), and Advanced (ABR).

Certificates will temporarily continue to include either the “Intermediate/Major” or “Advanced/Major” designations to allow transportation departments additional time to update their standard specifications. If you have additional questions, please contact AISC Certification at [email protected] or 312.670.7520.


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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