The intent of the SDN and NSSS is to standardise the development of structural steelwork related project requirements across Australia, which will significantly improve efficiencies in project delivery, cost, quality, compliance and long term value. In combination with the ASI ‘National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme’ (NSSCS) and contingent certification of fabricators, our community can expect risk minimised, fit-for-purpose, value engineered outcomes for structural steelwork projects in Australia.
This SDN and the NSSS cover, and are strongly aligned to, the scope in AS/NZS 5131. They therefore address areas including materials used for fabrication, cutting, holing, shaping, welding, bolting, surface preparation, corrosion protection, shop assembly, handling, transport and erection. They also include recognition of the particular requirements in AS/NZS 5131 for architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) and cold formed purlins and girts used in conjunction with structural steelwork.