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IAS Accreditation

USA SHADE is an IAS Accredited Fabricator per Structural Steel (AC172). IAS provides accreditation for Structural Steel (AC172) based on requirements in Chapter 17 of the International Building Code®. Getting accredited involves an assessment of the fabricators management system and verification that the on-site inspections have met the requirements of industry standards and IAS accreditation criteria. Maintaining accreditation requires periodic assessments as required by the building code.

IAS Accreditation for Fabricators provides the following:

  • Verification that approved fabricators meet requirements as described in Chapter 17 of the IBC.
  • Provides building regulators, owners and specifiers a high level of confidence that an approved fabricator consistently demonstrates competency to implement quality and code compliance pursuant to project specifications.
  • Provides building departments a means to register and approve fabricators.
  • Meets code requirements, eliminates continuous special inspection requirements in the fab shop, saves time and money.