The Structural, Welding and Metals Section is responsible for quality assurance acceptance of structural steel bridge members that are supplied by our pre-qualified structural steel fabricators (Supplement 1078). Quality assurance reviews are performed on shop fabrication drawings for both steel and concrete bridge members. Our section also performs quality assurance reviews on miscellaneous fabricated steel bridge components which include expansion devices, bridge railing, bearings, and drainage systems.
This area maintains and has responsibility for the Department’s qualified field and shop welders.
This section monitors and performs quality assurance reviews of certified producers/suppliers of various items which include corrugated metal pipe (Supplement 1019), Item 606 guardrail (Supplement 1042), Item 607 fence (Supplement 1067), reinforcing steel and welded wire mesh (Supplement 1068), and pressure treated lumber (Supplement 1072).
This section also maintains many items on the Department’s Qualified Products List (QPL) which includes some landscape items, joint gaskets and fillers, clay pipe, welded and seamless steel pipe, miscellaneous items, conduit, pull and junction boxes, transformer bases, traffic sign and support items, electrical & lighting and traffic signal materials, and water main and service branch material which includes ductile iron pipe, fittings, and joints, plastic pipe, water tubing, valves, sleeves, and various items.