513 Structural Steel Members

1. Specification:

Item 513.04, 513.08 C&MS

Supplement 1078, 1011

AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code

2. Sampling and/or Inspection Requirements:

No sample is required.

Material Approval:

The fabricator is responsible of controlling, testing, and validating material requirements for all materials either incorporated into the structural steel fabricated item or supplied under Item 513 as component parts of the fabricated items. The fabricator shall provide supporting documentation to the inspector at the time of final inspection.

The Department will not sample materials at the fabricator's shop for Department approval; however, the Department may randomly sample materials to check the fabricator's performance.


Select fabricators are pre-qualified and evaluated by the OMM Structural Steel Section per Supplement 1078. Pre-qualified fabricators can be found on the OMM website at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ConstructionMgt/Materials/Pages/CertifiedSuppliers.aspx

At least two weeks before starting shop fabrication, the fabricator shall notify the Office of Materials Management, Structural Steel Section and furnish a proposed fabrication schedule for the work.

The fabricator shall not ship fabricated members performed under Item 513, UF Level or Levels 1 through 6 from the shop without prior hold point inspections unless the Office of Materials Management waives the inspection.

Field Inspection:

When the steel arrives on the site and prior to erection it should be inspected for damage and quality of fabrication as thoroughly as time and conditions permit. Fabricated steel should have a TE-24 with the shipment. If fabricated steel does arrive without a TE-24 either the District Engineer of Tests or the Office of Materials Management's Structural Steel section should be notified.

Material Control:

Per section 513.06 steel pieces should be marked according to approved shop drawings.

3. Method of Tests:

Supplement 1078