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AQAI provides accreditation for structural steel (AC172), reinforced and precast/pre-stressed concrete (AC157) and wood wall panel fabricators (AC196) based on requirements in Chapter 17 of the International Building Code®. Getting accredited involves an assessment of the fabricators management system and verification that the on-site inspections have met the requirements of industry standards and AQAI accreditation criteria. Maintaining accreditation requires periodic assessments as required by the building code.
- Verification that approved fabricators meet requirements as described in Chapter 17 of the IBC.
- Provides building regulators, owners and specifiers a high level of confidence that an approved fabricator consistently demonstrates competency to implement quality and code compliance pursuant to project specifications.
- Provides building departments a means to register and approve fabricators.
- Meets code requirements, eliminates continuous special inspection requirements in the fab shop, saves time and money.