AISC Certification
Achieves AISC Fabrication and Erection Certification  

AISC Certification meets IBC Special Inspection requirements.


In order to comply with the 2010 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings Chapter N Quality Control and Quality Assurance, all fabricators and erectors are required to have a Quality Control Program in their organization.


As stated in Chapter N, Quality Assurance (QA) inspections, except nondestructive testing (NDT), may be waived when the work is performed in a fabricating shop or by an erector approved by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) to perform the work without QA. NDT of welds completed in an approved fabricator's shop may be performed by that fabricator when approved by the AHJ. When the fabricator performs the NDT, the QA agency shall review the fabricator's NDT reports.


In the most recent International Building Code (IBC) developed by the International Code Council (ICC), Chapter N of the AISC Specification meets all the Steel Special Inspection requirements as stated in Chapter 17

of the IBC.


An AISC certified fabrication shop meets all the requirements of being an approved fabricator.


Our Quality Control prevents errors from occurring instead of ONLY inspecting and correcting them after the fact.

If you have any questions regarding certification, please feel free to contact our quality manager
 (517) 999-4129. 

AISC Certification sets the quality standard for the steel industry and is the most recognized national quality Certification program for the structural steel industry.  This certification confirms that Douglas Steel has the personnel, knowledge, organization, equipment, experience, capability, procedures, and commitment to produce the required quality of work for structural steel fabrication and erection.

AISC's independent auditing company, Quality Management Company, LLC, maintains a rigorous evaluation program to verify that the quality system is in place, implemented, and effective.

Key Qualifications for Steel Building Structures FABRICATION Certification


Contract document review: There is an effective procedure for the review of the project drawings and specifications that provides the necessary information to all responsible individuals in the organization to assure contract compliance - including a system for requests for information (RFI) necessary to resolve discrepancies or variations from contract requirements.

Document control: There is a procedure for processing revised or voided drawings with complete, up-to-date erection and shop drawings. The fabricator has a documented procedure to provide for checking of all shop and erection drawings to ensure compliance with the contract documents.

Purchasing: Material is ordered in accordance with design drawings and specifications, and there is a material identification and receipt inspection procedure to ensure material received meets the purchase order and ASTM A6 requirements.

Welding: All welders are qualified per American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and written welding procedures are available for their use.

Bolting: Written bolt tightening procedures are compliant with the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) specifications and are available and implemented.

Inspection: The fabricator has an inspection procedure and qualified inspection personnel to verify that the product quality meets the project requirements.

Nonconformance: Procedures that are written for disposition of nonconforming products are understood and implemented.

Key Qualifications for Advanced

ERECTION Certification


The firm's written safety plan, compliment with governmental regulations, is understood and implemented by supervision and the erection crew.

All welders are qualified per American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1.  Written welding procedures, compliant with AWS specifications are available and used by welders.

Written bolt tightening procedures, complient with the Reasearch Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) specifications, are in place and used.

Written Procedure for fall protection is periodically monitored and recorded by a person trained in fall protection and authorized to require needed corrections.

Project-specific erection plans with hoisting and erection requirements are communicated and implemented in the field.

Give yourself peace of mind and save money on inspections when you contract with Douglas Steel for your future fabrication and erection needs. 

Michael Harsch

Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation