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Draft Certification Standard Now Available for Public Review
Posted by MSC on January 2, 2009 at 12:35 PM.

AISC and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) invite a second public review and comment on a draft Certification Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems (Enclosed, Covered, or Open Shop). The review period for the draft standard begins January 6 and concludes January 27. This standard has completed balloting by the AISC Certification Committee and the SSPC Shop Certification Committee. A copy of the approved draft standard, dated December 9, 2008, is available from the “News” section of the AISC website at www.aisc.org with instructions for submitting comments.

 

The Certification Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems (Enclosed, Covered, or Open Shop) describes requirements for certification of firms that shop-apply complex painting systems. Certification to this standard will confirm to owners, the design community, and the construction industry that a firm has knowledgeable personnel and the organization, experience, procedures, and equipment to provide surface preparation and application of complex painting systems in a shop facility according to contract specifications.

This second review period provides individuals and organizations that may be affected by implementation of this standard an opportunity to share concerns and offer value-enhancing suggestions and recommendations on changes made since the first public review, which concluded last February. The draft available from AISC’s website includes 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 AISC and SSPC.

 

Until the standard and corresponding certification program is finalized, AISC will continue to offer its Sophisticated Paint Endorsement (SPE), and SSPC will continue to offer its QP 3 program. For additional information about AISC and SSPC certification programs, please call or write:

 

AISC CertificationOne East Wacker Drive, Suite 700Chicago, Ill., 60601312.670.7520

certinfo@aisc.org

 

SSPC Shop Certification Program40 24th Street, 6th FloorPittsburgh, Pa., 15222412.281.2331

damiano@sspc.org

 


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