Bookshop Terms & Conditions

ASI Bookshop Terms & Conditions

By purchasing items from the Bookshop on the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) website (the Website), you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

1. Member benefit 

All financial Members of ASI are entitled to receive special member prices on their bookshop purchases. Members must be logged in to automatically receive Member discounted prices. Staff of ASI corporate members are entitled to buy ASI publications at Member prices using their member contact login and their company email address. 

ASI individual Members are entitled to buy one copy of each ASI publication at the Member price. Individual membership is not transferable.

Registered ASI Student Members are eligible for a one-off discount on one copy of Design Capacity Tables for Structural Steel, Volume 1: Open Sections which they can obtain using their promotional code.

Refunds will not be made to ASI Members who purchase items at full price while not logged in on our Website. 

2. Pricing and payment 

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.

Prices may be subject to alteration without prior notice. Availability may be subject to change.

Payment methods:

  • Credit Card: Mastercard and Visa are accepted. Payment is taken at the point the order and processed by our secure online payment system.
  • Orders will not be despatched until payment in full is received. 

Postage and handling for Australian orders 

1 to 3 books$20.00
4 to 6 books$40.00
7 to 9 books$60.00
Folder sets$40.00 each

International orders 

All international orders for hard-copies and encrypted PDFs are processed on a manual basis due to the varying nature of delivery charges. Customers based outside Australia are not charged GST. International postage and handling charges are calculated per order and are available on request. For further details – see 10. Contact below. 

3. Despatch and delivery 

3.1 Hard copy publications 

Orders will be despatched according to instructions selected in the order. Once payment in full has been received Australian Steel Institute will use its best endeavours to ensure that orders are despatched within two working days.

Ownership of the goods is transferred to the purchaser once goods are despatched by the delivery method selected by the purchaser, and tracking details for delivery are provided to the customer. Australian Steel Institute will replace undelivered orders where it can be established that such non-delivery results from an error or omission by Australian Steel Institute. Where non-delivery results from any act or omission by the purchaser or the delivery provider selected in the order, including incorrect or incomplete delivery information, Australian Steel Institute will endeavour to assist in recovering the goods from the delivery provider. If the goods are recovered, the additional delivery costs incurred will be payable by the purchaser. If the goods cannot be recovered, Australian Steel Institute will replace the goods, provided stock is available, at the then current full price including delivery costs.

3.2 Digital publications 

Digitally encrypted PDF copies of ASI publications are despatched by email after payment has been received.

Publications purchased in digital format are subject to the ASI Digital Licence Agreement. Please see Appendix 1 Digital Licence Agreement. Once delivered, digital publications are not refundable. 

4. Availability 

If a purchased item is out of stock, payment will be taken and we will contact you with an estimated availability date. Goods on backorder will be despatched automatically when available. In the event other items are also included in this order, we will part fill the order immediately and despatch the items on backorder as soon as possible. Only one delivery fee will be charged. We will advise customers of any problems with their order.

Customers awaiting outstanding items on backorder may cancel at any time before the despatch of the item by Australian Steel Institute to the purchaser, and may receive a full refund (see returns and refunds below).


Customers may cancel their hard-copy order by notification in writing, by email to  The cancellation must be received prior to despatch of the order. 

6. Returns and refunds 

Customers wishing to return their hard-copy order due to unsuitability may do so up to 14 days from the invoice date.

Goods must be returned in a re-saleable condition and customers must arrange for their return at their own expense. A refund to the value of the goods (excluding original despatch costs) will be made within 30 days. No refund is possible on damaged goods.

The ASI should be notified immediately of any goods that arrive damaged. Customers wishing to return damaged or incorrectly despatched goods should contact Australian Steel Institute – see Contact Details below.

Any claim for non-arrival of an order must be made within 30 days of placing the order. See 3. Despatch and delivery.

When a purchaser is entitled to a refund under these Terms and Conditions, the refund will be made as soon as possible after the cancellation is received, but in any event within 30 days. Refunds will be made to the original payer and by the same payment method as the original payment. 

7. Special offers and discounts  

Australian Steel Institute will from time to time make promotional or discount offers. Where customers are responding to a promotional offer or discount, a discount code may be required (entered during the checkout process). Generally, unless specified, only one discount/promotional code is allowed per order or per customer. The Australian Steel Institute reserves the right to withdraw or change promotional offers and discounts at any time and refuse any application. 

8. Australian booksellers 

Australian booksellers should contact the Australian Steel Institute to enquire about trade discounts. Trade customers are excluded from any promotional offers or discounts offered. See Contact Details below. 

9. Disclaimer 

The information presented by the Australian Steel Institute in our publications has been prepared for general information only and does not in any way constitute recommendations or professional advice. While every effort has been made and all reasonable care taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, this information should not be used or relied upon for any specific application without investigation and verification as to its accuracy, suitability and applicability by a competent professional person in this regard. The Australian Steel Institute, its officers and employees and the authors and editors of this publication do not give any warranties or make any representations in relation to the information provided herein and to the extent permitted by law (a) will not be held liable or responsible in any way; and (b) expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for any loss or damage costs or expenses incurred in connection with this publication by any person, whether that person is the purchaser of this publication or not. Without limitation, this includes loss, damage, costs and expenses incurred as a result of the negligence of the authors, editors or publishers.

The information in this publication should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent due diligence, professional or legal advice and in this regards the services of a competent professional person or persons should be sought. 

10. Contact 

Any account queries should be raised with the Australian Steel Institute on +61 2 8748 0191 or email

Australian Steel Institute

Ground Floor

25 Ryde Road

Pymble NSW 2073 Australia

+61 (0)2 8748 0180

Date of publication: 16 September 2021

APPENDIX 1: Digital Licence Agreement 

This is an agreement between the end user of the product (‘Licensee’) and Australian Steel Institute, Ground Floor, 25 Ryde Road Pymble NSW 2073 Australia, ABN 94 000 973 839.

1.         Definitions

ASI means Australian Steel Institute.
Concurrent User Licence means the right of any one person within a Licensee organisation and who is registered on the ASI website to access and use the Product at any one time. More than one licence may be purchased by that organisation and concurrent access is limited to the number of Licences purchased.
Dashboard means the web-page on the ASI website where a Licensee may access his/her eBooks.
eBook means a digital publication accessible via a specific type of reader other than a PDF reader.
Internal Use means use of the Product within the Licensee’s organisation.
Licence means the right to access and use the Product.
Licensee means the purchaser and/or user/s of the Product.
Product means digital licensed copies ordered and purchased through ASI or approved resellers.
Single User means one designated person only, entitled to access the Product via his/her personal login on the ASI website.
Subscription means a set number of Concurrent User Licences purchased for an eBook or collection of eBooks for a set period of time.

2.         Product availability

The Product is ordered via the Internet through the use of a web browser.

2.1 PDF Products are delivered by email.

2.2 eBook Products are delivered to the Dashboard of the purchaser on the ASI website.

2.2.1 Where a Single User Licensed eBook has been purchased, it may only be accessed by the purchaser on his/her Dashboard.

2.2.2 When an eBook Subscription is purchased, the eBook or set of eBooks covered by the Subscription are delivered to the Dashboard of the person who purchased it. This person is deemed the organisation’s contact for the Subscription. This organisation contact may, via his/her Dashboard, add any number of members of his/her organisation to gain access to the Subscription. The eBook/s are then accessible to each organisation member via his/her own personal Dashboard. The number of people within the organisation who may access the Product at any one time depends on the number of Concurrent User Licences purchased.

3.         Licence Agreement

3.1.    By using the Product, the Licensee agrees to be bound by the Licence Agreement for the Product.

3.2.    The Licensee is granted a non-exclusive and non-assignable Licence to use the Product.

3.3.    Licensees are permitted to use the Product to the following extent:

3.3.1 PDF (Single User) format:  Purchasers of Single User Licences for the PDF format of the publication may locally install and use the publication on the number of individual computers corresponding to the quantity specified in the ASI publication order. These Licensees are permitted to print once for personal use limited to the quantity specified in the ASI publication order only and to store one electronic version of the publication for backup purposes only. Licensees are not permitted to store, distribute or use the publication on a network.

For reproduction of the PDF (Single User) publication or portions thereof, and for which are outside the circumstances included in this agreement, permission must be sought in writing from the Library and Information Manager, ASI at

3.3.2 Single User eBooks: Purchasers of Single User licensed eBooks may access them via their personal login registered on the ASI website.

The purchaser of a Single User licensed eBook undertakes to keep his/her login secret and not to share it with anyone else. Should it become evident that a person/s other than the Licensee is gaining access to the eBook, ASI reserves the right to cancel the Single User Licence.

The Licensee is responsible for informing ASI of a change in email address.

The Licensee may forfeit his/her Licence if there has been no activity on the Licence for two years. ASI undertakes to inform the Licensee via the contact email attached to the Licence at this time that the Licence will be suspended unless contact is made by the Licensee.

3.3.3 eBook Subscriptions: Organisation members who have access to the Subscription are deemed to be Licensees. Subscriptions are for Internal Use only. Purchasers of Subscriptions and members of their organisation may access their eBooks via their personal login registered on the ASI website.

The Licensee is responsible for informing ASI of a change in email address.

3.4.    The purchaser is responsible for familiarising themself with the method of delivery and use of ASI eBooks. Refund for change of mind or unsuitability is only possible within 5 working days of purchase.

3.5     The Product does not include an updating service. ASI will endeavour to inform Licensees of updates via our usual awareness channels.

3.6     It is expressly agreed that ASI and its nominated authors retain all title to the intellectual property contained in their respective Product or that ASI is an authorised distributor of the intellectual property. Licensees shall not challenge or call into question ownership of intellectual property rights relating to the Product. ASI reserves the right to refuse an eBook sale or cancel an eBook Licence if there is reason to believe its intellectual property rights are being or will be abused.

3.7     The Product, and for PDF Licences, authorised paper copies of the Product, are subject to copyright. Copying and printing of eBooks is neither enabled nor permitted. Unauthorised copying of the PDF Product and any modification of or merger with other software or documents is forbidden. However, the Licensee may use the Product to obtain information contained therein for their own personal use only but shall not otherwise use, modify, copy, adapt, supply, transmit, send by e-mail, reproduce, or do any other thing in relation to, the product. The Product may not be copied or circulated electronically, including by electronic mail, even for personal use.

3.8     The Licensee shall not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works based on the product.

3.9     For licensed PDFs and Single User eBooks, the Product is licensed only to the Licensee. Under no circumstances may the Product be transferred by the Licensee to any other party without the prior written consent of ASI. Under no circumstances is the Licensee permitted to reproduce material from the Product for external use or for use on any other site or group of sites.

3.10     This Licence will terminate automatically and without notice if the Licensee fails to comply with any provision of the Licence. On termination of an PDF Licence, the Licensee agrees to destroy all copies of the Product.

3.11   The Licensee acknowledges that no promise, representation, warranty or undertaking (other than any contained in this agreement) has been given by ASI or any person or company on its behalf in relation to the profitability of or any other consequences or benefits to be obtained from the use of the Product and the Licensee relies wholly upon his own skill and judgment in deciding to use the Product.

3.12   ASI shall not be liable to the Licensee or any other person in respect of any loss or damage, however caused, which may be suffered or incurred or which may arise directly or indirectly in respect to the Product.

3.13   No warranty is made by any party connected with this Product, express or implied, with regard to the quality, utility or accuracy of the Product and no liability will be accepted for any damage, direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the use of the Product.

This agreement is governed by and must be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia.

Date of publication: 16 September 2021

Australian Steel Institute
Ground Floor, 25 Ryde Road
Pymble, NSW 2073, Australia
+61 (0)2 8748 0180