3052-AC478 Route to Accreditation

3052-AC478 Route to Accreditation

AC 478 Route to Accreditation?


This free, hour-long webinar is for individuals from companies interested in pursuing AC478 Accreditation for Metal Building Assemblers from the International Accreditation Service (IAS). The webinar will provide an overview of the entire application and accreditation process from the beginning to end. The steps discussed cover everything from requesting a quote to the issuance of an accreditation certificate.

Learning Points Covered in Webinar

  • IAS- The organization providing the AC478 Accreditation
  • Requesting a Quote
  • Receiving a Quote
  • Applying for Accreditation
  • Required Documents
  • Required Fees
  • Assessment Process
  • Closing of Assessment
  • Decision Making
  • Issuing the Accreditation Certificate

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with a company that assembles or erects metal buildings that is interested in pursuing accreditation.

Accreditation is Setting the Standard

The IAS AC478 Accreditation is becoming the recognized benchmark for best practices in inspection of metal building assemblers. Accreditation provides customers of metal building assemblers with confidence that buildings will be assembled in accordance with code, specifications, costs and deadlines.

Your Instructor

Laura U, Walter M, Dan H
Laura U, Walter M, Dan H

Laura Uraine

Laura Uraine is the Customer Success Specialist at International Accreditation Service (IAS). In this role she creates and formats content for the IAS website and publications, coordinates and hosts onsite and virtual company events and trainings, and collaborates with editors and graphic artists on various creative projects. Laura has a background in administration support, customer service, and teaching. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film from Cal State University, Fullerton.

Walter Mershon

Walter Mershon, P.E. is a self-employed Registered Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering) currently active in 5 states and previously held licensure (now inactive active status) in 24 states while working for two firms within the Metal Building Industry over a 27-year span. During his tenure with these companies, he held positions beginning as a Design Engineer leading to Project Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, Vice-President of Engineering and Technical Services, and Director of Engineering Council of Excellence (Quality). He has earned OSHA 10 Certification and is a Certified Auditor in the Quality Program of Texas (Baldridge). He began performing Assessments as a contract Technical Assessor with IAS in the AC472 (Inspection Program for Manufacturers of Metal Building Systems) program in 2015 and in the AC478 (Inspection Practices of Metal Building Assemblers) program in 2018. Today he performs approximately 75 Assessments a year between the two programs in addition to developing and providing training sessions in each program.

Dan Halme

Dan Halme is the owner of Halme Builders, an established General Contractor and Metal Building Erector in eastern Washington state. Dan has been involved with MBCEA and AC-478 accreditation for years and Halme Builders has held the accreditation since 2017. Dan has been the chair of the accreditation committee for several years and believes that the industry needs to embrace the future with this accreditation for the benefit for all involved.

Course Curriculum

  3052-AC478 Route to Accreditation
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