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Raise the Roof and Raise the Bar

Paul Deffenbaugh

The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) is debuting a new accreditation program that will help metal building assemblers differentiate themselves in the market place and raise the standard for quality across the industry.

The International Accreditation Service (IAS) has developed a primary document called AC478 that lists all criteria contractors and erectors need to follow in order to achieve accreditation. The criteria include aspects of management, safety, quality control, training and other bits and pieces that contractors need to ensure the work they do is the very best.

There are details and final aspects of this program to be worked out, but the folks at MBCEA have put together a game changer for our industry that is gathering steam. Metal building manufacturers, other associations and IMPACT-the coalition group of ironworkers and contractors-are all evaluating the benefits of this new inspection program and finding it to be viable option for raising the level of excellence in our industry.


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