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NASH residential and low-rise steel framing - Amendment B


The public Review Draft for Amendment B to the NASH Standard Residential and Low-rise Buildings Part 1; Design Criteria has been released for comment. It can be downloaded from the NASH website www.nash.asn.au.

The NASH Standard is referenced in both volumes of the Building Code of Australia and covers steel framing for residential and low-rise buildings up to 8.5m high. The Standard can be purchased from the ABCB online bookshop www.abcb.gov.au.

The amendment covers two items;

  • Removal of the old loading Standards AS1170 Part 1-4 (1989+) and referencing the new earthquake standard.
  • Introduction of a new appendix (Appendix F - normative) to cover service holes in steel framing.

The NASH Standard currently references both the new loading standards (2002) as well as the old loading standards (1989+). However all the values in the NASH Standard Part 1 comply with the new loading standards.

BCA2009, which has just been released, only references the new loading standards and this amendment brings the NASH Standard in line with the BCA.

The new Appendix F clarifies some issues surrounding flared and grommeted holes for services. Please forward your comments by 15th September 2009 to standards@nash.asn.au.

About NASH
NASH is an active industry association centred on light structural framing systems for residential and similar construction. We represent the interests of suppliers, fabricators and customers - all those involved in steel framing systems.

Our key objectives are to;

  • Support the long term growth and sustainability of the steel framing industry.
  • Maximise awareness of the steel framing industry in the market place.
  • Promote the advantages of steel framing to the building industry and home owners.



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