This course introduces requirements for a Fabricator’s and/or Erector’s Quality Control Program and their required Quality Control Inspector’s (those who inspect) responsibilities.The requirements of Chapter N Quality Control and Quality Assurance from AISC 360 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings in relation to Quality Assurance, Quality Control, inspector qualifications, and Quality Control program requirements are reviewed and explained.
The interactive course leads attendees through creating their own highlighted and noted copy of Chapter N while learning the responsibilities for inspection, Quality Control Inspector (QCI) qualification requirements, and quality control program requirements.
This course provides participants instruction on relevant AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel inspection requirements and acceptance criteria.
This course is most effective when paired with the Quality Control Weld Inspector D1.1 course. Attendees are provided the opportunity to apply their visual weld inspection knowledge and perform hands-on weld inspection.
Attendees are with provided weld gauges, weld replicas, and written scenarios where they apply code requirements, determine acceptance or rejection, and describe nonconformance issues to others.
This course is for those who are new to performing visual weld inspection or have limited experience performing visual weld inspection.
Attendees are introduced to the identification of weld discontinuities, defects, and receive an overview of the importance of welding consumable storage, controlling preheat and interpass temperatures, and the application of weld gauges.
The course reviews the requirements from the Research Council on Structural Connections RCSC – Specification for Structural Joints using High-Strength Bolts.
Attendees will understand the requirements for bolt storage, identification, joint types, and inspection of different types of bolted connections. Participants also learn the requirements for Pre-Installation Verification and conduct hands on exercises performing Preinstallation Verification while creating a quality record for the process.
For employees who have management responsibilities within the AISC Quality Management System (QMS).
Training can be customized to assessment/audit results, with an emphasis on identified issues. Attendees learn AISC certification standard requirements and use of the quality manual with hands on exercises.
An introduction/review of the quality systems controlling fabrication of simple bridges (un-spliced rolled structural sections) to AASHTO, AWS, and NSBA requirements.
Upon completion attendees will understand basic bridge geometry, contents of typical design drawings and specifications, and best practices for bridge detailing, purchasing, fabrication, and quality control.
An introduction/review of the quality systems controlling fabrication of intermediate bridges (spliced rolled beams, plate girders, and simple trusses) to AASHTO, AWS and NSBA requirements.
Upon completion, attendees should understand the concepts covered in the Simple Bridge Fabricator course as well as intermediate bridge geometry, shop assembly, best practices for fabrication and quality control of intermediate bridges, and guidelines for developing in-house certification programs for qualifying and certifying Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technicians, reviewing subcontractor NDT plans.
A continuation from the Intermediate Bridge course and provides attendees an introduction or review of quality systems controlling fabrication of advanced bridges (curved plate girders, moveable bridges, arches, cable stayed bridges, and complex trusses).
Advanced bridge fabricator training addresses the shop challenges associated with complex girder fabrication, distortion control, and shop assembly.
Introduction to the quality systems controlling fabrication of fracture critical structural steel members to Clause 12 AASHTO/AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code Steel.
The course explains the requirements of a Fracture Control Plan and attendees learn how to develop and execute the plan. The course is delivered in multiple sessions targeted to the different functions involved in the Fracture Control Plan.
When we started looking for certification assistance, we could not find anyone to help us with all the requirements. One company could help with a bolt procedure, another with a welding procedure. Finally we found Atema and they were the only company who could take us through the whole entire process. They understood all the requirements for certification and had the experience to create our system the right way.
Gus Weiland – Weiland Steel, Inc. Johnsburg, IL
… I want to say that I am impressed with the knowledge that both of you have, and we are very happy with this final document. This is so much more practical and understandable than our previous version. Also, I think that the management team has a much better overall understanding of what is expected from us to be AISC certified.
Margaret Wagner, Rast Iron Works
…Wanted to share with you the great news that during the last days of December we received the AISC Erection Certification (including both, Seismic and Metal Deck endorsements)! Thanks to you and to the Atema team we were able to prepare and go through this on-site audit with zero CARS!
JC Aguayo, President, SSW Engineering and Construction, LLC
We contracted Atema to help us prepare a QMS for our upcoming AISC certification and they have exceeded our expectations. Our specialist went the extra mile in his research into our industries’ engineering and manufacturing standards to prepare our system and even taught us a few things about some industry changes. We are confident that with this QMS we will not only succeed in AISC certification, but we will turn out higher quality products with even fewer errors than before.
Drew Stevens, Ehresmann Engineering, Inc.