In the world of structural steel erection, quality and reliability are paramount. Clients and stakeholders demand assurance that the materials used in industrial construction projects meet the highest standards. This is where certifications play a crucial role. 

One such notable certification is the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) certification. In this article, we’ll delve into what AISC certification entails, why it matters, and explore how PALA’s recent AISC certification is a game-changer.

What is AISC Certification?

The AISC is a leading authority in the steel construction industry. AISC certification is a prestigious acknowledgment granted to erectors who adhere to the institute’s rigorous standards for quality, safety, and efficiency throughout the entire process of fabrication and erection. It is the most recognized quality certification program for the structural steel industry in our nation.

This certification is a testament to an erector’s commitment to erecting high-quality steel structures that meet or exceed industry standards.

See the core quality criteria for AISC certification in this document

About PALA’s AISC Certification

At PALA, we’ve been erecting steel for the better part of 50 years, yet this is the first time we have gone through the arduous process of being recognized as a certified erector by AISC. Our official certification date was August 21, 2023.


Below are photos of some of our recent steel erection projects.

steel erection project 1       steel erection project 2

Top Benefits of Working With an AISC-certified Erector

This certification is great for PALA, but what exactly does it mean for you? 

1. Quality Assurance

AISC certification is a guarantee of quality. When you choose an erector with AISC certification, you can trust that your project will be executed with precision and attention to detail. This assurance is critical in construction projects where structural integrity is non-negotiable.

2. Code Compliance

AISC-certified erectors are well-versed in the latest building codes and industry standards. Working with such an erector ensures that your project aligns seamlessly with regulatory requirements, minimizing the risk of delays or complications.

3. Enhanced Safety

Safety is paramount in construction. AISC-certified erectors prioritize safety protocols, ensuring that every aspect of the erection process is conducted with the highest regard for the well-being of workers and the end-users of the structures.

4. Cost Efficiency

The long-term benefits of working with an AISC-certified erector can lead to better cost efficiency. Reduced rework, fewer safety incidents, and enhanced project efficiency contribute to overall cost savings.

Other Ways PALA Ensures Quality

Our team is dedicated to our core values of quality and safety. In fact, as of today, we’ve worked 545 consecutive days without an OSHA-recordable injury!

Our quality and safety processes include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Planning — estimate checklists, project JSAs, PTSAs
  • Training & education — industry, site, and regulatory trainings, plus project-specific plans
  • Safety Wire — proprietary behavioral risk tolerance survey
  • Management and site staff involvement in planning, training, and projects
  • Worksite and safe workplace observations
  • PII™ incident measurement, analysis, and feedback

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