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It depends on the inspector.  Once you are outside of the AISC it is 
tricky.  There are no real requirements outside of ICC for special 
inspectors of which I am aware.  You may be able to find an ICC certified 
inspector, but you need to have the latitude to approve the inspector's 
qualifications, and have the inspector submit his plan for inspection for 
approval.  See if he addresses all of the AISC issues.  This is more of a 
common problem in international work.

Talk to the steel inspection guru:

Bob Shaw
Steel Structures Technology Center, Inc.
5277 Leelanau Court
Howell, MI 48843-5437
phone (734) 878-9560
fax (734) 878-9571

Regards, Harold Sprague

> Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:55:04 -0400
> From: gtg740p(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] AISC certification alternative
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> I have a project where I put in the following requirements for the steel 
> in a high seismic area:
> A. Fabricator Qualifications: A qualified fabricator that participates in
> the AISC Quality
> Certification Program and is designated an AISC-Certified Plant, Category
> STD.
> B. Installer Qualifications: A qualified installer who participates in 
> the AISC Quality Certification
> Program and is designated an AISC-Certified Erector, Category CSE.
> *
> Some of the fabricators in the area apparently don't have the AISC
> certification. They have used an independent inspector for the shop
> fabrication and the field QC in the past. The client is asking if I would

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