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Draft Bridge Fabrication Standard for Public Review
Posted by Alison Trost on March 15, 2010 at 9:06 AM.

A draft of a new AISC Certification Standard for Steel Bridges will be available for public review during a 45-day period beginning March 15, 2010. This is the initial public review of a new standard under development by an AISC Certification Committee Task Group. A copy of the draft standard and instructions for submitting comments will be available on the AISC website,, under the News tab.


The Certification Standard for Steel Bridges is expected to be completed in mid-2011. Once that occurs, the standard will be implemented as the criteria for the AISC Certification Program for Steel Bridge Fabricators, replacing the current checklist-based criteria.


The standard-based Steel Bridge Fabricator Certification will strengthen confirmation to owners, the design community, the construction industry, and the public that a certified steel bridge fabrication facility has the personnel, organization, experience, procedures, knowledge, equipment, and commitment to produce fabricated steel of the quality required for steel bridge construction.


Comments submitted during this public review period, which concludes April 29, 2010, will be given full consideration by the AISC Certification CommitteeTask Group.

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