Latest edition - April 2024

In response to the evolving needs of our members and audience, the ASI has launched a state-of-the-art digital version of Steel Australia magazine. 

This digital leap is not just about going paperless; it’s about creating a more interactive, accessible, and engaging platform that meets you wherever you are – office, home, or on the move. You’ll be able to access the latest insights, immersive content, and a wealth of knowledge online.

ASI understands the timeless value of a tactile reading experience. That’s why we’re not only keeping our printed magazine, but have given it a comprehensive facelift. The sleek, modern design in this, the first edition for 2024, not only appeals to the eye but also enhances readability. 

A message from the chair

In this edition, I want to acknowledge one of the ASI Board members – Maria Mavrikos, founder and managing director of leading Victorian steel fabricator Structural Challenge. This is a story to read in full as Maria made an incredible impact on me in March 2024.

A message from the chief executive

We recently announced the winners of the inaugural Steel Sustainability Awards. The awards provide an opportunity to showcase the achievements of the end-to-end supply chain in delivering steel-related solutions that result in positive sustainable impact.

Navigating super during bull and bear markets

Not sure what terms like bull markets and bear markets mean? AustralianSuper helps break down the terms and provide an understanding of what they are and how it can impact your super.

Inaugural ASI awards showcase sustainable steel solutions

The inaugural ASI Steel Sustainability Awards shone a light on innovative practices paving the way for a better future. The awards celebrate sustainable practices across the entire supply chain, including the use of steel in building and construction projects, and company steel-related programs.

Combilift sparks heavy C-Series with electrification

When Combilift was established, no one could have imagined that a forklift over 16 tonnes could run on electricity alone. But the flagship C-Series has always been ahead of its time.

Sydney Modern Project at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Sydney Modern Project has transformed the 152-year-old Art Gallery of New South Wales into a two-building art museum campus. The expansion has almost doubled the exhibition space, and created new art and cultural experiences, with seamless connections between indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Umbagong district park pedestrian bridges

The project included the replacement of existing timber walking bridges in favour of more secure steel alternatives. The original timber walkway was constructed in 1986. Since then, it has become one of the ACT’s most serene spaces for recreational activity and wildlife. However, a safety audit found the existing timber bridges were not fit for purpose.

InfraBuild: The Road to Sustainability Through Good Health & Safety

InfraBuild’s commitment to environmental, social, and corporate governance was celebrated at the inaugural Steel Sustainability Awards. The Road to Sustainability Through Good Health and Safety initiative has reshaped InfraBuild’s culture across its several worksites. The program took out the award for Company or Project Initiative—Large.

Shore Brace 400

The Shore Brace 400 initiative is an exemplar of modern Australian engineering. Hot-dip galvanized for Shore Hire by the experts at Galserv (part of NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure), this hydraulic bracing system isn’t just built for the now—it delivers an extended lifespan that is unique in the for-hire market.

McHugh Steel benefits from Big bundaberg leap

McHugh Steel has opened a new steel framing factory in Bundaberg, underscoring their three-decade legacy of innovation and flexibility in steel products. The factory, which will produce up to 15 house frames weekly, marks a pivotal expansion for the family-run company—it will fortify McHugh Steel’s position as a leader, with a reputation for quality, reliability, and ShedSafe accreditation.

Sun Engineering transforms visions into reality for 50 years with turnkey solutions

Sun Engineering is a one-stop shop for the design, procurement, manufacturing, and installation of steel products. The company was founded by Patrick McMonagle, who opened a small workshop in Ipswich in 1974. The business expanded rapidly, which prompted the move to a nearby facility in Carole Park. Today, this site continues to provide clients with turnkey solutions.

West Is best: celebrating JH Stephenson’s success

From a small shed in Geelong to a leading force in Australian steel manufacturing, JH Stephenson (part of the Steeline Group) recently marked a century of unparalleled growth, innovation, and resilience.