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New steel standard making an impact every day

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The steel used to construct fences, lighting poles, steel-framed houses, and shelves in major retailers is the focus of a newly published standard backed by Australian research and the latest technology. AS/NZS 4600:2018 Cold-formed steel structures has been published following extensive consultation with stakeholders across Australia and New Zealand.

Seismic design for suspended ceilings

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Suspended ceilings fared poorly in recent earthquakes. In response, the relevant standard was revised, and there are stringent design and installation requirements to prevent collapse in a 1-in-500-year event.

Corrosion protection for steelwork – New technical specification

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Standards New Zealand has published a new technical specification, SNZ TS 3404:2018 Durability requirements for steel structures and components. It covers the corrosion protection of structural steelwork exposed to New Zealand atmospheric and non-atmospheric environments.

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Engineering standards set the benchmarks for all engineering work and engineering related equipment in New Zealand. Standards New Zealand works closely with the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) to ensure that the documents cover all disciplines of engineering and reflect any new developments or research.

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