AISC Certification Updates Documentation, Adds Hydraulic Chapter

February 1, 2021


CHICAGO - It’s a new year, and AISC Certification is changing with the times!

The program, which sets the quality level for structural steel fabricators and erectors, has made substantial improvements to its governing documents, starting with a name that better represents its current use: the Standard for Certification Programs (AISC 207-20).

The new Standard includes a brand new chapter that defines the certification requirements for hydraulic structures, based upon recommendations from an expert panel that included representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, steel fabricators, AISC Certification staff, and auditors from the Quality Management Company (which provides independent audits for the AISC Certification program).

The new Standard also better explains concepts and practices of things like calibration, corrective action, nonconformance, types of inspection, and welding controls. It’s also easier to use, with an expanded glossary and additional commentary.

The new document is available for download at


For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Director of Marketing Communications

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, 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, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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