AISC Requirements for Quality Control and Quality Assurance

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Introduction to AISC 360 Chapter N – Quality Control and Quality Assurance

N1. Scope

  • Quality control
  • Quality assurance
  • Coordination with IBC 2009 and earlier versions
  • IBC 2012 adoption of AISC 360 by reference for special inspection of steel construction

N2. Fabricator’s and Erector’s Quality Control Program

  • Quality control procedures and inspections
  • Fabricators – material control, welding, bolting, details, cutting, heating, tolerances
  • Erectors – welding, bolting, details, cutting, heating, steel deck, stud shear connectors, tolerances

N3. Fabricator’s and Erector’s Documents

  • Submittals for steel construction
  • Available documents for steel construction – materials, welding, quality control program, inspector qualifications

N4. Inspection and Nondestructive Testing Personnel

  • Quality Control Inspector qualifications
  • Quality Assurance Inspector qualifications
  • NDT personnel qualifications

N5. Minimum Requirements for Inspection of Structural Steel Buildings

  • Quality Control functions
  • Quality Assurance functions

Inspection of welding

  • Observe, suitable intervals, perform
  • Inspection tasks before welding, during welding, and after welding
  • Nondestructive testing

Inspection of bolting

  • Observe, perform
  • Inspection tasks before bolting, during bolting, and after bolting

Other inspection tasks

  • Details, anchor rods

N6. Minimum Requirements for Inspection of Composite Construction

  • Placement and installation of steel floor and roof decks
  • Placement and installation of steel stud anchors

N7. Approved Fabricators and Erectors

  • Waiver or reduction of inspection
  • Certificates of compliance

N8. Nonconforming Materials and Workmanship

AISC 341 Chapter J – QC and QA

  • Additional requirements for seismic load resisting systems