To help specifiers fully understand the forthcoming CE Marking standard for structural steelwork, the BCSA and SCI are updating the National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS).
The updated edition will take into account the requirements given in BS EN 1090-2 and the forthcoming CE Marking standard for fabricated steelwork, BS EN 1090-1.
The European standard for the fabrication and erection of steel and aluminium structures (BS EN 1090-2: 2008 ‘Erection of steel structures and aluminium structures Part 2: Technical requirements for the execution of steel structures) was published by the BSI last December.
BS EN 1090-2 will supersede several existing standards, such as BS 5950-2 (Buildings), BS 5400- 6 (Bridges) and part of BS 8100 (Towers and Masts). It has a wide scope of application and requires specifiers to make a series of project or application specific decisions before execution can commence.
It is anticipated that the new NSSS will available in May 2009.