The ASI created the National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS) as the primary implementation tool for engineers and specifiers to embed the requirements of AS/NZS 5131 in an expedient and rationalised fashion.
Adoption of a consistent national structural steelwork specification will have enormous benefits for all stakeholders in the supply chain in minimising misinterpretation and clearly articulating project requirements, avoiding costs associated with contractual disputes.
The ASI strongly encourages industry to adopt the NSSS, either as is or modified to suit your particular requirements.
The NSSS (PDF) or (Word) and Standard Drawing Notes (PDF) or (Word) are freely downloadable. We encourage you to utilise them.
The ASI worked closely with NATSPEC during the development of the NSSS and, in turn, worked with NATSPEC to review their implementation of AS/NZS 5131 in their national specification suite.
Whether you use the NSSS or NATSPEC documents, you are assured of a consistent and robust specification implementation.
AS/NZS 5131 and the new National Structural Specification (incl. COR) V1.0 (PDF)