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We allow non-certified shops to bid on our projects but they
must provide continuous inspection rather than periodic

If they don't like it, TS!

With the market as pressed as it is, all the marginal
contractors who had been pumping gas and selling flowers
along the street are now dusting off the old licenses. Watch

Mark E. Deardorff, SE
Deardorff & Deardorff, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Zaitz [mailto:zmanpe(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2000 7:05 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: AISC Certification
> I have a project where a steel fabricator who does not
have AISC
> certification wants to bid on the job ( a 160,000 sq ft
> facility).  Our specs typ have the clause that the
fabricator be AISC
> certified.  Is there any hard reason to disqualify them or
> will this open us
> up to litigation?  Based on my reading of the AISC
> certification it does not
> guarantee a fabricator's expertise but at least it is a
> start.  Is
> there any documentation I can make them submit before
> approving/ rejecting
> them (ie AWS certs etc.)?
> Thanks,
> Mike