This Standard applies to the certification of manufacturers of steel building systems as defined in Clause 3.
This Standard prescribes the procedure for certification based on an audit of a manufacturer's plant(s) and facilities by the certification agency.
This Standard provides the requirements for a certificate of design and manufacturing conformance for each steel building system supplied by a certified manufacturer (see Clause 13). Note: This should not be construed as third-party certification of the steel building system.
Inspection of the structure in its final erected state is outside the scope of this Standard. Note: Inspection and approval requirements are the jurisdiction of applicable building authorities.
In CSA Standards, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Legends to equations and figures are considered requirements.