TN-014 Structural Steelwork Certification

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.

Steelwork erection guide

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.

Essential changes

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

New Notification

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.

First WA certification spreads scheme coast-to-coast

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.

Certification scheme interest building

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

Specifying the right construction categories

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

Steelwork auditing authority starts up

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