The Australian Steel Institute has published a new Tech Note on the subject of structural steelwork certification in Australia. The Standards in play, the certification schemes available, the overlaps and applicability of the various schemes and the benefits and costs are all addressed, allowing the reader to make an informed judgement on the most appropriate conformity assessment pathway. Access it here.
Go to the Resources page to download the Practical guide to planning the safe erection of steel structures published Oct 2016 by the Australian Steel Institute authored in conjunction with Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd.
A new document has been added providing more information on the essential changes to the NSSCS brought about by the adoption of AS/NZS 5131. Read it here
An important notification has been posted on the Notifications page relating to the adoption of AS/NZS 5131 Structural steelwork – Fabrication and erection as replacement for the Structural steelwork fabrication and erection Code of Practice.
ASI fabricator member JV Engineering in Perth became certified to the new National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS) in late 2015, the first in Western Australia to attain the distinction, augmenting the current list of certified fabricators to be found in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. Read Steel Aust March 2016_p.12.
State governments are now listening to our ‘quality benchmark’ message. SCA manager Alan Nightingale has now certified 16 steelwork fabricators and we have approximately another 38 engaged in the process. Read steel Aust December 2015_p.13.
Steelwork Compliance Australia (SCA) continues to engage with fabricators looking to gain certification to the ASI National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS). To date, 11 companies have achieved certification to the scheme with another four undertaking additional business improvement activities before certification will be provided. Read steel Australia June 2015 p 13
The common pursuit of high product integrity and project standards by engineering professionals along with our ethical code promoting safety offer important and practical ways to align requirements and facilitate proper outcomes. It is our duty of care. Read steel Australia March 2015, p 18
A Toowoomba waste management facility has become the first development project to be specified to one of the risk-based
construction categories supporting the new National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS). The project has been specified to Construction Category 2 (CC2) by structural engineering practice, Knight Consulting Engineers
which read about the Scheme in a recent edition of this magazine. Determining a construction category is undertaken in the design phase. Read steel Australia March, 2015 p 16-17
The auditing authority for the new National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS), Steelwork Compliance Australia (SCA) commenced formal activities during October. Following on from a round of fabricator information sessions culminating at the end of the ASI national convention on the Gold Coast in December, we secured commitment from 25 fabricators to commence the process of certification. Read steel Australia December, 2014 p 14