From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 14:12:43 -0400
The UBC simply refers to "approved fabricators" and leaves it up to the
Building Official to approve the fabricator. Unless Oregon has amended the
UBC to require fabricators to be AISC certified, that is the way it stands.
The only difference between an "approved fabricator" and a fabricator that
has not been approved is that Special Inspection *inside the shop* is not
required for an "approved fabricator," but is required for a fabricator that
is not "approved."
If 20 percent of the fabricators in Oregon are AISC certified, that is a
helluva lot! I think that there are only one or two AISC certified in
Arizona and there are certainly more than 5 or 10 fabricators in Arizona.
(I just went to the AISC web site and clicked on Arizona to find the AISC
certified fabricators in Arizona and they listed all 596 AISC certified
fabricators in the U.S. The web site also gave me the same list when I
clicked on Oregon.)
Hope this helps.
A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Gina Gobo wrote:
>>Regarding Oregon Certification for Structural Steel Fabricators:
I spoke with the building official and they stated that AISC certification
was required for steel fabricators. However, we had many calls from
fabricators in Oregon bidding on our job stating that only about 20% of the
fabricators in Oregon are AISC certified. Can this be possible? If this is
the case, then we are probably going to be getting some pretty high bids,
given that only 20% of the fabricators are eligible to bid.<<