American Buildings Co. (ABC), a domestic and international manufacturer and marketer of metal-building systems for industrial, commercial and institutional construction markets, received International Accreditation Service (IAS) AC472 accreditation for metal-building system manufacturers. All four ABC divisions passed inspection to achieve IAS certification.
IAS accreditation criteria addresses quality management system elements for engineering, fabrication and shop practices, personnel requirements, materials-certification process control, and technical requirements. The AC472 comprises all necessary requirements of the International Building Code, Chapter 17, for establishing the basis for quality control and inspection of metal-building manufacturers.
Benefits of the accreditation include an expedited approval process, cost-savings on code-compliance verification, assurance that manufacturers are knowledgeable about code requirements, and further guarantee that qualified staff and a well-managed quality system are in position.