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AISC Nonconformances – Help!

This article is the second in our "Help!" series. For our previous article, Quality Goals - Help!, click here.   We frequently hear from clients who have had their AISC audit, received nonconformances, and are overwhelmed by the corrective action process. They don’t know where to begin or how to go about responding. First, don’t panic!

Reflections on 15 Years of Atema

When asked to reflect on the past 15 years, Vice President Terry Logan had this to say: "There are many facets of this business that weren’t apparent when we first started. In the beginning, we would often see folks choose price over substance. Clients would choose a lower-priced competitor, only to find later they were

Erector Tripping Points – Part 2: Documentation and Tools

Welcome back to Part 2 of our series on Erector Tripping Points. In Part 1, we discussed the codes and criteria erectors should be familiar with to find inspection success. In this blog, we’ll discuss methods to document inspection, as well as the use of inspection tools. The way final inspection is documented is individual

Erector Tripping Points – Part 1: Codes and Criteria

We've begun to see a trend with some of our Erector clients. One of these is with inspection. Most erectors are still under the impression that “inspection is by the Owner” and they struggle with how to provide a qualified Quality Control Inspector to meet the requirement. There are several ways this can be accomplished.

Quality Goals – Help!

This is the first article in our "Help!" series, where we'll take the quality topics we get the most questions about and break them down so they are easily digestible. We often find people have trouble writing a goal that can be measured and documented. It's a challenging task if you're not used to setting

Retaining old documents in an AISC program

We received a question from a certified Fabricator about record retention: “We are going through and organizing our office and storage areas.  We have some older AISC Management binders.  These contained our management reviews, goals, safety meeting minutes, job minutes, training, supplier logs, etc. – basically, whatever documented our AISC procedures at the time.  Can

New to certification? You've come to the right place.

Our work goes beyond preparing for AISC certification — we help prepare your company for increasing customer demands and more complex projects. Our goal: Help you certify while making minimal changes to your business methods. But, you will find it can be a business improvement consulting experience if you have that goal in mind.
You may have been certified in the past and want help getting re-certified to the current requirements.

We can help you through the entire AISC process or assist with a single procedure to give you a jump-start. But no matter how we help, you'll benefit you’ll benefit from the years of experience and depth of understanding that Atema brings to the table.

Continuing certification? Let Atema streamline the process.

Maybe your last audit didn't go smoothly. Maybe your “quality guy” moved on, or you have new team members on board who have never been through the process. You may simply want more transformative results from the process this time around – making it mean more and improving the business.

Whatever the reason, Atema can help your regular AISC audits occur on time, on budget and with minimum disruption -- all while delivering knowledge that can meaningfully transform your operations.

Adding certifications? Work with the leader.

Adding additional certification categories or endorsements not only opens the door to more work, but it's also a good time to make sure your quality processes are really performing to the current requirements.

Atema can help. We can show you how to make scope changes efficient and how to get the most out of them, embedding processes and a culture of quality that pays dividends on every job.”

Full-spectrum administrative and technical support

Atema offers:
  • Implementation assistance: Many companies find they need additional support to install new quality processes – and we’re here to help. We offer both technical and administrative support to guide your implementation process. 
  • Administrative support: If you've lost a valued assistant or your staff is not ready to take on a support role, we can help. Atema provides as-needed administrative support so you don’t miss important events or regular documentation requirements.
  • Project assistance: Our engineers and specialists can guide you through the process when you have new customers of projects.
  • CAR or DDAR resolution assistance: (You need some copy here.)