Cold-formed hollow sections are increasingly used as structural elements in multilevel steel-framed construction. Due to the small size of the local market and manufacturer minimum order quantities, it can be challenging and, in some cases, impossible to source large sized hollow sections manufactured to AS/NZS1163.
The Guide to the Use of International Standard Steels with NZS 3404 – Part 1: Structural Hollow Sections – EN 10219, jointly developed by SCNZ and HERA, aims to promote and facilitate the use of a wider range of hollow sections for building and infrastructure projects.
This publication has been prepared to assist all stakeholders engaged in the design, construction, and consenting of structural steel buildings and infrastructure projects. Such stakeholders include engineers, builders, structural steel contractors, distributors, and building consent officials.
For steel products manufactured to EN 10219, the Guide addresses:
Selection to avoid brittle fracture
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Please direct any questions or feedback on this publication to SCNZ Senior Engineer Kevin Cowie