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Structural steel inspection


Amec Foster Wheeler provides global experience and coverage for steel fabrication shop inspection and quality control. Our comprehensive program for bridge design, structural steel inspection, materials and machinery inspection, engineering, and construction management brings creative solutions to complex challenges.

We understand the critical nature of steel construction quality control and has the specialised experience and resources to successfully complete a project where structural steel is a key element. We have a proven track record of success on multiple large-scale signature projects, such as New York’s World Trade Center; the California DOT Toll Bridge Program; the Calatrava-designed Margaret Hunt Hill bridge in Dallas, Texas; and coatings inspection programs in the US states of North Carolina, Florida, and Texas.

Our team includes licensed structural, welding, metallurgical, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as inspection staff with industry certifications in welding, coatings, steel, and concrete testing and inspection, including nondestructive testing (NDT). This team can be deployed to project sites and fabrication facilities anywhere in the world.

Amec Foster Wheeler's shop and field inspection services cover both structural steel and reinforcement steel, including:

  • Inspection of deck welds
  • Inspection of joints prior to welding
  • Inspection of finished structural welds for conformance with size, length and quality requirements
  • Qualifications of welders and welding procedures
  • Ultrasonic inspection of completed penetration structural welds
  • Verification inspections of high-strength bolted connections

Shop inspection services

  • Generate inspection reports
  • Monitor bolt installation for proper tensioning method
  • Monitor heat application for heat curving and/or correction
  • Nondestructive testing (NDT)
  • Stamp acceptable members immediately prior to shippin
  • Shop coating inspection
  • Shop inspection to assure fabricator’s quality control and specification compliance
  • Visual inspection of base metal surfaces and edges
  • Visual welding inspection
  • Verify fabrication and repair of Fracture Critical Members
  • Verify proper environmental conditions for cleaning and painting operations

Field inspection services

  • Field coating inspection
  • High strength fastener installation inspection
  • Nondestructive testing (NDT)
  • Review welder qualifications and procedures
  • Stud welding inspection
  • Visual weld inspection

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