Standards Australia revises standards for steel structures

Thursday, 03 September, 2020

Standards Australia revises standards for steel structures

Standards Australia has revised AS 4100:2020, Steel Structures and amended AS/NZS 5131:2016, Fabrication and Erection of Steel Structures, to provide the steel sector with minimum requirements when dealing with steel structures. The two standards aim to support good practice for the fabrication and erection of structural steelwork projects in Australia.

Daniel Chidgey, Head of Stakeholder Engagement at Standards Australia, said these key standards are widely recognised as an integral part of the building and construction industry.

“In today’s global market, where both local and overseas manufacturers supply structural steelwork for Australian projects, having a globally aligned benchmark for quality is more important than ever to support a modern economy for Australia,” said Chidgey.

The revised and amended standards align with similar international guidance and provide a benchmark for the design and construction of steel structures and the modification of steelwork.

“Steel is used every day across the country and has the benefit of being 95% recyclable. In a time when the distributors, builders and consumers are considering both durability and sustainability, the updates to these standards are important in promoting safety across the board,” said Mark Cain, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Steel Institute.

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