Authors: Watson, K.B., Pham, L., Kelly, M.H. and Mysore, K. / The lack of uptake in steel framing in the housing sector is partly due to (i) the lack of generic ‘span tables’ that enable rapid preliminary designs and estimates and (ii) the difficulties for building surveyors and inspectors in approving and inspecting steel framing. This paper describes some recent developments that may alleviate these problems to some extent. The ABCB has recently introduced a ‘Protocol for structural Software’ that will enable submissions generated by software to be accepted without being ‘signed off’ by a professional engineer. The National Association of Steel-framed Housing (NASH) has been working to produce a set of generic ‘span tables’ which will be published as the NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing – Part 2. In: Australian Structural Engineering Conference, 2012.