Membership support over the past 12 months enabled the ASI to achieve the following significant advances for the Australian steel industry.

  • Launched a web page for the ASI’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee containing a charter, definitions and some key resources. A baseline survey will be rolled out later this year.

  • Engaged with University of Wollongong and the Australian Research Council on development of the Steel Research Hub. ASI chairs the industry advisory committee.

  • Continued as associate partner of the Heavy Industry Low Carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre.

  • Facilitated development and publication of the Designing to National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 by hosting a suite of online documents and video resources on the ASI website for use by the construction industry.

  • Provided representations and submissions to the NCC 2025 review and consultation process.

  • Initiated a review of AS/NZS 3500.3 which is now completed and has led to the inclusion of significantly improved design guidelines for roof gutters.

  • Initiated a dialogue with key players in the steel design and supply chain focussed on a Design for Deconstruction concept.

  • Guided a tour group of 20 fabricators to Fabtech in Chicago and visited US fabricators with Peddinghaus.

  • Consulted with the Australian Bureau of Statistics regarding steel industry data and reports.

  • Worked with World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, The Materials and Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance and the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union to promote decarbonisation efforts in the steel supply chain.


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