Certification Standard on Complex Protective Coating Systems Available for Public Review

May 31, 2024


CHICAGO - A draft update to the standard Certification Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems, a joint standard developed by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), is now available for public review and comment.

The next edition of this standard will supersede the version published in 2010 under the designation AISC 420-10/SSPC-QP 3. This update intends to bring the standard in line with current companion reference standards.

The draft will be available as a free download at between May 31 and July 15, 2024. If you’d prefer to review a hard copy, please contact Martin Downs at; there is a $35 nominal charge for printed copies.

Please submit comments using the form provided or by email to Jeanne Homer ( by July 15, 2024, for consideration.


For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Director of Marketing Communications

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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