AISC Issues New Certification Program Requirements

5 Apr, 2017

AISC has issued new requirements for its Certified Building Fabricator Program and its new Hydraulic Steel Structures Program, which are now available at

“We're happy to introduce these improvements to our AISC Certification program,” said Charlie Carter, AISC’s president. “We are simplifying and strengthening the process for steel fabricators who participate, and providing even greater peace of mind for owners, engineers, regulators, and others who specify our program.”

The requirements for the Certified Building Fabricator Program are the new governing criteria for the program and reference the Standard for Steel Building Structures - 2006 (AISC 201-06), which describes the essential elements of the quality management system for structural steel building fabrication.  

The Hydraulic Structures Program is the newest addition to AISC's current set of certification programs, which include building fabrication, bridge fabrication, component manufacturing, and erection. AISC developed the new program and requirements at the request of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the needs of the marketplace. The requirements are the governing criteria for this program.

Applicants and participants may begin applying for the Hydraulic Structures Program immediately. Audits for building fabricator participants must meet the new Building Fabricator Requirements beginning May 1, 2017. For questions, please contact AISC Certification at or 312.670.7520.

For more information contact: Tasha Weiss, Communications Department 312.670.5439

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.