WEST ARC ENGINEERING
WestArc Engineering is an Auckland based Engineering firm covering small to medium structural steel jobs, Architectural jobs from concept to design, fabrication and installation.
WestArc Engineering pride itself on delivering quality outcomes every time. You can rely on our prompt and professional service to ensure your project is delivered to the highest standard end-to-end. Our steelwork services include complex projects, heavy structural projects, and lighter residential work.
We like to think outside the square and enjoy helping to solve problems.
West Arc is proud to be Steel Fabricator Certified
What is Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) ?
Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) is a certification scheme to ensure participating steel fabricators have the capacity to manufacture product of necessary quality. The SFC Scheme provides procurers and specifiers with not only greater certainty of product quality, but that they are dealing with a fabricator who has proven procedures and personnel that, together, represent international best practice.
SFC’s focus is on quality assurance and reducing risk for procurers and specifiers. As with many construction materials, the current compliance regime for structural steel work relies, for the most part, on self-inspection and self-certification. But this approach is dependent on the expertise, ethics and quality systems of the fabricator, and on the knowledge and expertise of engineers and welding inspectors to assess if the steel supplied is compliant.
Significantly, the SFC scheme provides independent expert certification of New Zealand fabrication companies to ensure they have the appropriate quality management systems in place that enables them to consistently produce compliant fabricated product of the required standard. SFC was developed by the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) and Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ).
The key factors of SFC qualified fabricators ensures the following:
- Quality control – materials, welding procedures, welder qualifications, traceability
- Standards and Specifications are followed, including internal and/or external weld testing
- Full traceability of materials from procurement to welding, painting and final installation.