The IAS AC-472 audit is the audit process for manufacturers of metal building systems. According to the International Accreditation Service:
“The IAS Inspection Program for Manufacturers of Metal Building Systems is a comprehensive accreditation program based on the requirements of Chapter 17 of the International Building Code® (IBC).
The criteria used to assess manufacturers pursuing accreditation is IAS Accreditation Criteria for Inspection Programs for Manufacturers of Metal Building Systems (AC472).
The criteria (AC472) has three parts. Part A covers fabrication of structural weldments and cold-formed products requiring welding; Part B covers fabrication of cold-formed products not requiring welding; and Part C deals with the design of metal buildings.”
FET Labs is a third party auditor. We can assist in conducting the AC-472 audit in conjunction with IAS. Our certified auditor had over 35 years experience in the metal building industry and can help prepare your company for a smooth and successful audit. This audit focuses on the quality and craftsmanship of the manufacturing process including the inspection of the welds. This is the audit system that replaced the AISC certification for metal buildings.