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Certifications


All Canadian steel buildings must be CSA-A660 Certified. All Olympia Steel Buildings factories are CSA-A660 Certified and consequently have invested significant time and money to ensure that all Canadian standards are met. You may experience major problems obtaining building permits for a building manufactured by a factory that is not CSA-A660 certified. All buildings manufactured in the U.S. should have a factory of origin written on all purchased contracts along wtih a copy of their A660 certificate for that factory. CSA-A660 Certification assures any Canadian purchaser that an Olympia Steel Building is a quality certified building and is manufactured to adhere to the standards of the CSSBI: Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute. Not all steel building system companies are able to meet the high standards of quality set by CSA-A660 and the CSSBI. Buyer Beware: there are steel building system manufacturing competitors selling buildings in Canada that DO NOT have CSA-A660 Quality Certification. What is CSA-A660 Certification and what does it mean for you? The CSA-A660 Standard was developed to assist code enforcement officials in reviewing building permit submissions incorporating steel building systems and to help purchasers receive a quality certified building. As part of the CSA-A660 compliance, the manufacturer will provide a “Certificate of Design and Manufacturing Conformance” signed and sealed by a licensed Professional Engineer for each building project. It is important to note that ISO Accreditation is not the same as CSA-A660 Certification. ISO certification only verifies that a company can manufacture a product consistently and does not satisfy CSA-A660 requirements. It does not address whether a steel building system has been designed in accordance with the applicable codes or whether the staff is qualified to undertake the work. The CSA-A660 certification includes a quality control audit like ISO, but in addition undertakes an engineering design and personnel audit. CSA-A660 Standard compliance means that the manufacturer has been audited for:
  1. Personnel
  2. Design and Engineering
  3. Materials Control
  4. Fabrication
  5. Warehousing, Packaging and Shipping
  6. Erection Responsibility
  7. Plant Quality Program

CAN-CSA A660

Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB)

WARNING

Several U.S. companies have misled customers by telling them that they buy their buildings from U.S. Suppliers that are CAN/CSA A660 certified. These companies have given names of U.S. Suppliers that indeed do have some manufacturing facilities that are certified. When the building is actually ordered it comes from a facility that is not on the list provided by the Canadian Welding Bureau, Quasar certification division.