Fabrication/Welding Engineering


Atema is unique in the depth of our contributions to project teams. We are known for our comprehensive reviews of project compliance, suggestions on constructability improvements and finding cost savings throughout the project duration in both construction and inspection activities. Typically, project specifications do not fully incorporate provisions that national codes and specifications permit to achieve desired results with maximum efficiency. Atema consultants and project managers are experts in defining specification changes that save both cost and construction time.

Core Competencies

  • Development, review or oversight of WPS/PQR with a special focus on AWS codes:
    • AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code–Steel
    • AASHTO/AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code
  • Review and oversight of welder qualification
  • Specification review
  • Project and quality management system internal auditing
  • Creating or revision of Inspection and test plans (ITPs)
  • Quality Plans and Inspection reporting
  • Managing nonconformance systems
  • Compliance verification of project industry standards
  • Verify project required submittals
  • Generation or review of RFIs (requests for information)
  • Establish detailing standards
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.)