Farabaugh Engineering and Testing
Inspection / Auditing

Inspection / Auditing

Farabaugh Engineering and Testing offers inspection and auditing services for a wide variety of industries including the IAS AC472, AC473, and AC478.  A few of the industries that we work with include metal roofing and construction, commercial and residential roofing, home building projects, clay and slate tiles, and even metal buildings. For information on any of our services, call our office today at 412-751-4001.

FET is a certified third party inspection agent for the IAS – International Accreditation Service.

What does that mean?

The metal building industry, including metal building systems, metal building components, and metal building erection or assembly, has a certification process in place for manufacturers and/or erectors general contractors that construct or assemble metal buildings.  This certification process takes the metal building industry to the next level by insuring the highest quality of products and services are used.

The International Accreditation Services has implemented three different certifications for the metal building industry:

  • IAS AC472
  • IAS AC473
  • IAS AC478

FET is an accredited laboratory for the International Accreditation Service – we have passed the certification process for our laboratory (lab) located in Pennsylvania.  We offer third party auditing services for IAS AC472, AC473, and now AC478.  All three audits are for the quality program for the metal building industry.  IAS AC472 focuses on quality, process and product for metal buildings.  AC473 focuses on the components for the metal building industry including metal roof and wall panels and insulated panels.  AC478 is the newest audit and focuses on the erection of a metal building including construction and assembly.

We offer the following auditing services:

  • Florida Product Approval QC Audits –
  • Miami-Dade County QC Audits
  • ICC  ES-1 Reports
  • ICC AC-472
  • ICC AC-478
  • ICC AC-473
  • ICC AC-172
  • ICC AC-10
  • Manufacturer QC Audits

How do you get started?

The first step is to get in touch with IAS.  You can use the links below for the appropriate certification you are interested in.  Once you get in touch with IAS you can then choose FET Labs as your third party auditor.

  • AC-478 – Metal Building Assembly / Metal Building Erectors
  • AC -472 – Metal Building Inspection / Metal Building Manufacturers
  • AC-473 – Cold Formed Steel Component Manufacturers / Components
  • AC-172 – Fabricator Inspection