Section 1704 of the International Building Code (IBC) requires special inspections of fabricated structural,
load-bearing members unless an approved fabricator is used. One method to demonstrate code compliance is to use an
approved fabricator that meets the requirements of IAS AC157, Accreditation for Fabricator Inspection Programs for
Reinforced and Precast/Prestressed Concrete.
PCI and the International Accreditation Service (IAS) have completed a cooperation agreement that will enable
PCI-certified plants to leverage their PCI certification toward accreditation by IAS as an approved structural
fabricator, in accordance with the IAS AC 157 program.