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Posted by MSC on October 13, 2008 at 3:56 PM.
The AISC Certification Standard for Bridge and Highway Metal Component Manufacturers will be available for a second period of public review beginning October 7, 2008 and concluding after 21 days on October 28, 2008. This standard has completed balloting by the AISC Certification Committee. A copy of the approved draft standard dated August 19, 2008 will be available from the AISC web site www.aisc.org with instructions for submitting comments.
This second review period provides individuals and organizations that may be affected by implementation of the standard, an opportunity to share concerns and offer value-enhancing suggestions and recommendations on changes made since the first public review, which concluded on July 27, 2007. The draft available from the AISC web site will include indication of the substantial changes made since the first public review. Comments submitted during this second public review period will be given full consideration by the AISC Certification Committee.
The standard will support the new Component Manufacturer Certification, a new AISC Certification program. The Component Manufacturer Certification will confirm to owners, design professionals, and the construction industry that a firm has the personnel, organization, experience, procedures, knowledge, equipment, and commitment to produce components of the quality required for normal bridge and highway construction. It is anticipated that the Component Manufacturer Certification program will provide a valuable means for qualifying firms, and serve as an effective way for steel bridge fabricators and manufacturers participating in the program, to communicate their commitment and capability with respect to quality.
The Component Manufacturer Certification program is expected to become available to the industry by the beginning of 2009.