WorldSteel Group Re-Achieves IAS AC472 Certificates – The 5th Time

On May 23-25, 2023, WorldSteel Group honored to welcome Mr. Joseph Kingtons, the representative from Smith Emery Laboratories to World Steel, performs verification and inspection work at the manufacturing factory.

This is essential work to confirm that the World Steel factory has comprehensive quality assurance procedures in accordance with the IAS AC472 certificate criteria – the leading quality assessment standard currently recognized by the US MBMA (MBMA: The abbreviation of the American “Metal Building Manufacturers Association”).

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IAS AC472 is a complete quality control assessment management process system specifically for steel structure manufacturing companies, accredited by MBMA – Metal Building Manufacturers Association and ICC – International Code Council.

IAS AC472 is important not only for works manufactured and constructed by Steel Structures for the world’s No. 1 advanced country like the US. AC472 is the “Passport” for non-US steel structure manufacturers who want to officially export structural steel products to this market, requiring AC472 quality certificate.

In the US, AC472 Certificate for steel structure constructions, projects ensures that all products comply with the design, construction, and fabrication process in accordance with quality standards and evaluated by an independent third party. Investors using products and services from manufacturers and companies producing pre-engineered steel buildings with AC472 certificate will be assured of quality. A steel building manufactured according to AC472 standard will receive the following benefits:

  • Pre-engineered steel building projects manufactured on the basis of AC472 will be granted construction permits faster.
  • The durability and safety of steel buildings according to AC472 standards will be higher.
  • The cost of buying insurance for the works is lower.
  • Maintenance cost for steel building system will be lower.
  • The commercial value of these works is higher.

About the IAS AC472 Certificate Authority:

  • AC472 is overseen by the International Accreditation Service (IAS), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Code Council (ICC).
  • This body evaluates and accredits building departments, special inspection bodies, testing and calibration laboratories.
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About the company representing IAS performing Audit activities, Smith Emery Laboratories:

  • Smith Emery Laboratories is the partner representing IAS AC742 to evaluate World Steel’s system every 6 months in Vietnam.
  • Is an American company with a history of over 100 years, since 1904.
  • Smith Emery Laboratories is one of the leading US companies in the field, with offices in many countries and regions: USA, Canada, North America, China, etc.



  • The IAS AC472 certificate is valid for 12 months.
  • According to regulations from the IAS, companies like World Steel must undergo at least 2 audits per year, each 6 months apart.
  • The results of these times will determine whether this certificate can be extended or not.

IAS AC472 is an important certificate with very high quality assessment standards. The certificate is not only for companies wishing to export steel structures to the US market, but more importantly, it shows the capacity and strengths of World Steel. The re-accreditation of IAS AC472 is a proof that all of World Steel’s systems are being operated and controlled in the most rigorous manner.

World Steel is proud to be the first and only company in Asia to achieve IAS AC472 certificate. With IAS AC472 certificate, World Steel is the first Vietnamese company to have a license to export pre-engineered steel to the US. World Steel is growing stronger and reaching out from Vietnam, contributing to building the reputation of Vietnam’s steel structure industry and the international market that WorldSteel Group has been conquering.

WORLD STEEL received a bid of 10 million USD at Long Son Petrochemicals Project

On September 29th, 2020, at Vung Tau Imperial Hotel, World Steel Construction Joint Stock Company and Tan Phuoc Thinh Construction & Investment Joint Stock Company held a signing ceremony of cooperation contract for H&I-8 package of Long Son Petrochemicals Complex Project implementation.

Long Son Petrochemicals Complex (Long Son Petrochemicals – LSP) is invested by Thailand SCG Group with a total registered capital of about 5.4 billion USD, located in Long Son district, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. This is considered the first petrochemicals complex in Vietnam with a capacity of up to 1.6 million tons/year, capable of replacing polyolefins that are imported.

Package H&I-8 belongs to Long Son Petrochemicals Complex project, with an area of 56,000m2 and a total value of up to 10 million USD, was officially signed by Tan Phuoc Thinh Company to hand over to World Steel Group to assume the role of Design – Production and Construction Installation. This is a very important project category in the H&I-8 package.

Mr. Nguyen Khanh Lam – Chairman and CEO, World Steel Construction Joint Stock Company (left) and Mr. Pham Van Triem – Chairman of Tan Phuoc Thinh  Investment & Construction Joint Stock Company (right), at the Contract signing ceremony.

Mr. Pham Van Triem – Chairman of Tan Phuoc Thinh  Investment & Construction Joint Stock Company answered the interview.

According to Mr. Pham Van Triem – Chairman of Tan Phuoc Thinh Investment & Construction Joint Stock Company, after a period of carefully reviewing and evaluating the capabilities of many contractors are the leading steel structure companies in Vietnam, the company decided to choose World Steel Group to be the Design and Construction Contractor of the Package H&I-8 of Long Son Petrochemicals Complex project, because World Steel Group is one of the few companies with full power capacity, fully meeting the rigorous criteria of the project and Tan Phuoc Thinh ‘s expectation for this category.

The leaderships of the two parties took photos after the signing ceremony.

In addition, in Vietnam, World Steel Group is known as one of the leading Industrial Construction Contractors, specializing in providing package solutions for the fields of pre-engineered steel buildings for industrial use from design, production and construction installation. World Steel Group is increasingly asserting its position in the domestic and international markets by owning many key projects such as: many important categories in Hoa Phat Iron and Steel Complex project, CPV Food, GPPD – Binh Phuoc  Becamex energy battery manufacturing factory, many different stages of Tongwei Group’s projects in Tien Giang and Hai Duong, export projects to Southeast Asian markets such as: Thailand 7-Eleven project, Philippines Coca Cola Warehouse project,…. especially export projects to the US market. These projects have received the investor’s trust, praise and appreciation for the quality of the work, construction progress and implementation capacity.

World Steel Group is also the first company in Vietnam and Asia honored to obtain the IAS AC472 Quality Certificate for the steel structure sector. This is a prestigious certificate recognized by the American Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and ICC, and is the standard metric for companies that design and manufacture pre-engineered steel structures and steel building systems for the US market. Achieving IAS AC472 certificate marked an outstanding development and affirmed World Steel Group ‘s strong competitiveness in the world market.

How big is Long Son Petrochemicals Complex project?

The Southern Petrochemicals Complex project (in Long Son commune, Vung Tau city) is one of the projects with a great influence on economic development in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, expected to be completed in 2022. When put into operation, the project will create a strong spread in many fields, especially supporting industries, attracting new investment trends in the post-petrochemicals sector, creating a resilience for the economy of the province. With a total investment of 5.4 billion USD, the Southern Petrochemicals Complex will attract about 1,000 skilled workers and contribute to the budget of about 60 million USD/year.

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WorldSteel – Continue Export Steel Structures To The Us Market

In recent years, the society has been increasingly developing in the direction of industrialization – modernization, which has promoted a lot of growing industries, including the construction sector. One of the new solutions for the construction industry today is the research and manufacture of a new material, which is steel structure.

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