In Australia, compliance in Standards arise from adhering to the Australian Standards and Codes of Practice, which are documents that represent consensus around the community’s expectations regarding the standards of safety and risk in built environments.
One of the most important document in this regard is the National Construction Code formulated by the Australian Building Code Board (ABCB). While not regulation in the typical sense of the term, Australian Standards are enforced through mandatory compliance to things such as the Steel and Steelwork Standards framework.
The Steel and Steelwork Standards framework is described by the Australian Institute of Steel as follows:
“Designers utilise design Standards such as AS 4100 (for structural steel design), AS/NZS 4600 (for design of cold-formed steel structures), AS/NZS 5100.6 (for design of steel bridges) and AS/NZS 2327 (for composite steel and concrete design). These Standards rely in turn, and have been calibrated against, guaranteed values for chemical composition, mechanical properties, tolerances on dimensions, method of manufacture and quality control provisions for all material used in the steel structure. Material Standards such as AS/NZS 1163, AS/NZS 1397, AS/NZS 3678, AS/NZS 3679.1 and AS/NZS 3679.2 define these properties based on known Australian steels, testing statistics and work practices.”
Further reading on the relevant Australian Standards from the Australian Institute of Steel here.
Supaloc® utilises the proven qualities of BlueScope steel in the fabrication of our steel frames. BlueScope is committed to producing steel products that conform with all relevant Australian Standards. Conformance to Standards is vital as it gives the specifier and purchaser confidence that the material obtained will perform as intended in the design and uses phases of the product.
Learn more about BlueScope’s commitment to Australian Standards here.