Structural Steel (Council of American Structural Engineer s Guide)
1. Fabricator Certification/ Quality Control Procedures
Review shop fabrication and quality control procedures.
Chapter 6 Structural Steel
2. Material Certification
Review certified mill test reports and identification markings on wide-flange shapes, high- strength bolts, nuts and welding electrodes
3. Open Web Steel Joists
Inspect installation, field welding and bridging of joists.
Inspect installation and tightening of high-strength bolts. Verify that splines have separated from tension control bolts. Verify proper tightening sequence. Continuous inspection of bolts in slip-critical connections.
Visually inspect all welds. Inspect pre-heat, post-heat and surface preparation between passes. Verify size and length of fillet welds.
Ultrasonic testing of all full-penetration welds.
6. Shear Connectors
Inspect size, number, positioning and welding of shear connectors. Inspect suds for full 360 degree flash. Ring test all shear connectors with a 3 lb hammer. Bend test all questionable studs to 15 degrees.
7. Structural Details
Inspect steel frame for compliance with structural drawings, including bracing, member configuration and connection details.
8. Metal Deck
Inspect welding and side-lap fastening of metal roof and floor deck.