DOT Quality Services Expands Certification to AWS D1.5 to Answer DOT and Bridge Sector Needs

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Quality auditing and certification firm DOT Quality Services has expanded its quality certification programs for the structural steel sector. DOTQS now offers specific certification to internationally recognized codes from the American Welding Society (AWS).

The codes and standards that DOTQS will newly certify are D1.1/D1.1M:2010 Structural Welding Code-Steel and AASHTO/AWS D1.5—Bridge Welding Code.

For many years, owners of major bridge projects and programs have been looking for a way to assure specific knowledge and focus of fabrication and erection firms’ ability to meet Bridge Code Requirements. The DOTQS program is a deep dive into the firm’s complete understanding of the requirements and the ability to qualify procedures, personnel and inspect to the workmanship required by this critical industry sector.

Suppliers can choose to demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements with a respected certification body in this sector.

The codes and standards that DOTQS will newly certify are D1.1/D1.1M:2010 Structural Welding Code-Steel and AASHTO/AWS D1.5—Bridge Welding Code. They are standard requirements for thousands of contracts including diverse steel structures--much more than just buildings and bridges. This expansion builds on the current registrar services for ISO 9001, a common quality system standard in multiple industries and ISO 3834 for welding process control. DOTQS is the first American firm accredited to certify a firm’s welding process to ISO 3834.

DOT Quality Services is a certification body accredited by ANAB in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021 granting certification to ISO 9001 to firms meeting requirements and by the American National Standards Institute ANSI in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021 for ISO 3834 to firms meeting the requirements.

The staff at DOTQS has extensive experience throughout the quality field. Audits are conducted by experienced quality professionals who carry both technical and quality system certification credentials. Industries include steel, welding, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and nonprofit.

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