Do any other codes and standards reference AWS B5.1 for welding inspection personnel qualification?
Both the 2005 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings and the AWS D1.8 Structural Welding Code – Seismic Supplement:2005 reference qualification to AWS B5.1. The AISC Seismic Provisions, in Appendix W, states: W3.1. QC Welding Inspectors. QC welding inspection personnel shall be associate welding inspectors (AWI) or higher, as defined in AWS B5.1 Standard for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors, or otherwise qualified under the provisions of AWS D1.1 Section 6.1.4 and to the satisfaction of the contractors QC plan by the fabricator/erector. W3.2. QA Welding Inspectors. QA welding inspectors shall be welding inspectors (WI), or senior welding inspectors (SWI), as defined in AWS B5.1, except AWIs may be used under the direct supervision of WIs, on site and available when weld inspection is being conducted. AWS D1.8:2005 cites the following for quality assurance (verification) inspectors: 7.2.1 QA Welding Inspector Qualifications. QA Welding Inspectors shall be qualifie