Steel structures Standard published
A new Standard focusing on steel used to construct fences, lighting poles, steel framed houses and shelves in major retailers has been published by Standards Australia.
“The type of steel covered by this standard, often referred to as light gauge steel, is everywhere,” said Standards Australia chief executive Dr Bronwyn Evans says.
“Not only is it in the shelves and racks of popular retailers and major warehouses around Australia, but many shopping centres will also use this steel in construction, proving the far-reaching impact of the standard.”
AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cold-formed steel structures has been published today following extensive consultation with stakeholders across Australia and New Zealand. This standard also has the potential to be a primary reference in the National Construction Code 2019.
“World-leading research undertaken by Australian experts has featured prominently in this standard,” Bronwyn says.
“There is also a brand new section on fire design guiding the use of this steel in mitigating the impact of fires.”
“The benefit of this standard goes well beyond the steel industry.
“With such widespread use of this steel, the Australian and New Zealand public as a whole have the potential to see the changes intended by this standard.”