New Certification Standard

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is pleased to announce the release of Certification Standard for Steel Fabrication and Erection, and Manufacturing of Metal Components (AISC 207-16)

Although the title is new, this standard brings together provisions from four existing standards related to steel building fabrication, steel bridge fabrication, steel erection and metal component manufacturing. Developed by AISC's Certification Standards Committee, the new standard harmonizes common components of the existing standards into a cohesive document.

"Fabricators and erectors who hold multiple AISC Certificates will appreciate this new document," added Mark W. Trimble, PE, AISC vice president of certification. "With the roll out of the new standard, these companies will have one document that replaces several - with consistency across the certification programs built in."

Rollout: The program migration to the new standard will kickoff at NASCC: The Steel Conference (www.aisc.org/nascc) in Baltimore on April 11-13, 2018. There will be three technical sessions on the fabricator certification program migration for building, bridge, hydraulic fabricators and component manufacturers.

Fabricators: Fabricator certification programs will start to migrate to the new standard during the summer of 2018.

Erectors: The erector certification program will start to migrate to the new standard in the summer of 2019.

In addition, new program requirements are currently available for public comment until March 7. Starting June 1, all certified companies will need to meet the new requirements. For questions please contact AISC Certification at certification@aisc.org or 312.670.7520.