Sourcing and Specifying Compliant Structural Steels

The globalisation of structural steel supply chains for New Zealand building and infrastructure projects means more robust procurement practices are required to demonstrate product conformity than are currently stipulated in the relevant material supply standards and the New Zealand building regulations.


Accordingly, SCNZ has developed two new compliance documents. 

The first – the New Zealand Guide to the Sourcing of Compliant Structural Steels – was developed in collaboration with HERA in 2018 and aims to simplify the local practice for demonstrating the conformity of structural steels.

The Guide applies a risk-based approach to determine what evidence of conformity is warranted for structural steels. In particular, it identifies if project-specific, third-party testing of any steel is required.

For a copy of the Fact Sheet on this Guide, click here.


Please click here for a downloadable copy of the NZ Guide to Sourcing of Compliant Structural Steels.

The second document, NZ Structural Steelwork Specification in Compliance with AS/NZS 5131, has been created with HERA and is intended to standardise the specification of structural steelwork requirements across New Zealand.

This generic specification has been configured to apply to general steel framing for buildings and structures. It is intended to be the implementation tool used to embed the requirements of the recently published Standard AS/NZS 5131 (Structural Steelwork – Fabrication and Erection) into New Zealand engineering and steelwork procurement practice.

For a copy of the NZ Structural Steelwork Specification in Compliance with AS/NZS 5131, please click:
here for a pdf copy
here for a freely editable Word copy.