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          Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

          I learned today that some metal building manufacturers, commercial master specifications,  and the Masterspec specification section on "Metal Building Systems" include
          incorrect information in regards to the certification of Per-Engineered Metal Buildings.

          If you have the new 2011 3rd quarter Masterspec update you will not have any issues as described here.

          I found that the some commercial masters, older versions of Masterspec, and most manufacturers'
          documents indicate the Metal
          Building manufacturer
          must be certified by American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for the
          design and that the manufacturer produces metal building systems and components
          in an AISC-Certified Facility.  This is
          not correct. I contacted AISC to confirm this and they stated they no longer
          provide this service and in fact the announcement came out in October 2007 and
          was finalized in December 2008.   AISC suggested I should contact the Metal
          Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) who is providing the certification
          program.

          Here is the link on AISC website discussing the separation
          with MBMA:

          http://www.aisc.org/newsdetail.aspx?id=11150

          After reaching out to MBMA, I confirmed they now rely on a
          third party certification organization International Accreditation Services,
          Inc. (iAS) to provide all accreditation certification for fabricators of Pre-Engineered
          Metal Buildings.  You can find the
          accreditation listings here:  http://www.iasonline.org/Metal_Building_Systems/MB.html

          In short, be careful using manufacturer's product data and commercial
          masters because what you see may not always be
          correct.

          Here are some web links to help make your search for
          information easier.

          (AISC) - http://www.aisc.org/

          (MBMA) - http://www.mbma.com/

          (iAS) - http://www.iasonline.org

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