Agencies, owners, engineers and project managers around the world consistently specify American fabrication codes and certification standards. Recognizing them in a contract is the first step, but assuring that a fabrication firm can meet the requirements by implementing the right procedures and conducting the right training is a much greater accomplishment.
Demonstrating your compliance to a third party is a superior way to show customers you have achieved this in the past and have a continuing, sustainable quality management system to assure quality on their project.
What is the Infrastructure Standard for Metals?
Quality and reliability is essential in many manufacturing and fabrication industry sectors. However the infrastructure sector is one of the most important areas of growth in the current economy. Quality in planning process and delivery are critical to meeting the essential goal to assure public safety and reliability in the use of the structures for decades to come.
This program specifically serves metals products for the transportation, marine and energy sectors. This is a chance for metals fabricators of manufacturers of bridges, dams and logs, marine docks and maritime and coastal structures, transmission towers, wind towers, ancillary highly structures, oil and gas structures and power plant structures to demonstrate their conformance to a wide range of important industry codes and standards.
What Codes and Standards?
When your company maintains certification to the Infrastructure Certification Program, it will show US project owners that your firm’s Quality Management System and fabrication processes clearly meet the requirements of required codes and standards as well as the Certification Program. The scope of the audit will include the applicable requirements of these codes and standards recognized worldwide.
AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2010 Structural Welding Code-Steel
AASHTO/AWS D1.5—Bridge Welding Code
RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High Strength Bolts
AISC Standard for Steel Bridges
AISC Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems
AISC Standard for Bridge and Highway Metal Component Manufacturers
AISC 303 Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges
AISC Standard for Steel Building Structures
Endorsement for the US State, Agency or Authority for which you want to demonstrate your ability to supply. (at least one)
These standards along with additional technical standards and the basic requirements for good quality management system are the basis of the certification program. ISO 9001 and other programs create a set of qualifications that can be relied on when the critical nature of infrastructure projects is on the line
Agencies: Why specify certification to the Infrastructure Standard?
More robust program. Requirements like the specific Performance Indicators focus on service to the customer in schedule and reporting.
Deep Dive Audits.
Conformance exceeds requirements of AISC Bridge program
Conformance exceeds requirements of SSPC QP-3 and AISC SPE Shop Application of complex Protective Coating Systems
Suppliers must agree to sharing of report results to Owners and Agencies
Suppliers must demonstrate understanding, implementation and conformance to at least one Agency specification that is listed on their certificate schedule.
Expertly-led, independent assessment of suppliers
Consistent assessment and uniform presentation of information and data
Be specific about what capabilities and standards your suppliers are qualified to.
In-depth, authoritative evaluation of fabricator capability
When the fabricator/manufacturer does not have enough products that demonstrate capability, the certification requires mock demonstrations to demonstrate skill sets appropriate to your industry sector
Fabricators/Manufacturers: Why get certified to the Infrastructure Standard?
Provides an authoritative, third-party confirmation of welding capability and staff
Improved client confidence leading to a reduction in external audits
Quality management assessments carried out by certified quality auditors who are also certified in weld inspection
Certification scopes are customizable to the offerings of each supplier and industry sector they choose to serve
Your certification status is accessible to your clients though our web portal and from our offices in any convenient format confirmed by phone, email or web access
Who we are:
DOT Quality Services is accredited by the American National Standards Institute ANSI as a certification body to grant certification to qualified firms who meet requirements. DOTQS is audited by ANSI annually to assure that the program is administered consistently and is technically correct.
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What you can do next:
Complete the DOTQS Certification RFQ/Application by inquiring at www.dotqs.com/cert or via email at email@example.com or phone at 312-285-5344.