RQSC for Buildings Steelwork Contractor Membership
What is RQSC for Buildings?
The Building Safety Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022 paving the way for the most significant changes to building safety regulation in a generation. One of the main changes to the building safety regulations is the introduction of new competence requirements for all buildings.
To ensure that the constructional steelwork industry is ready to meet this challenge BCSA has revised the 7th edition of the National Structural Steelwork Specification for Building Construction and the main change is the introduction of a new assessment scheme for steelwork contractors to demonstrate their competence and capability in the fabrication of structural steelwork. This new assessment scheme is called the Register of Qualified Steelwork Contractors (Building) and is based around the Common Assessment Standards introduced by BuildUK.
Compliance with RQSC will enable steelwork contractors to demonstrate that they meet and, in many cases, exceed the competence requirements required by the Building Safety Act 2022. It will also give clients and insurance companies confidence that by selecting an RQSC(Building), steelwork contractor they are choosing a company with the right competence, capability, and credentials to safely complete the project.
You do not have to become a member of the BCSA to gain the entry on the Register of Qualified Steelwork Contractors for Buildings, but by doing so, you will gain access to a number of benefits as outlined here.
By becoming a BCSA RQSC for Buildings member your organisation can:
- Demonstrate competence and capability
Improve client confidence and service
Receive tailored advice and support from our expert team
Gain access to the wider structural steelwork sector
- 10 : up to £250,000
- 9: up to £350,000
- 8: up to £500,000
- 7: up to £600,000
- 6: up to £1,200,000
- 5: up to £2,400,000
- 4: up to £3,400,000
- 3: up to £5,000,000
- 2: up to £6,500,000
- 1: up to £10,000,000
- 0: more than £10,000,000
- C - Heavy industrial platework for plant structures, bunkers, hoppers, silos etc
- D - High rise buildings (offices etc over 15 storeys)
- E - Large span portals (over 30m)
- F - Medium/small span portals (up to 30m) and low rise buildings (up to 4 storeys)
- G - Medium rise buildings (from 5 to 15 storeys)
- H - Large span trusswork (over 20m)
- J - Tubular steelwork where tubular construction forms a major part of the structure
- K - Towers and masts
- L - Architectural steelwork for staircase
- M - Frames for machinery, supports for plant and conveyors
- N - Large grandstands and stadia (over 5000 persons)
- Q - Specialist fabrication services (eg bending, cellular/castellated beams, plate girders)
- R - Refurbishment
- S - Lighter fabrications including fire escapes, ladders and catwalks
For more information on joining the RQSC for Buildings, please contact:
Lorraine’s role is to provide membership administration to all members of BCSA. Lorraine is responsible for the RQSC Buildings and Bridgeworks assessment administration, new member administration, organisation of regional meetings, annual general meetings and in-house meetings. Lorraine has over 17 years experience as an administration manager and personal assistant.
- Member queries
- New member enquiries
- Meeting organisation
Registration form to enquire about membership and joining the BCSA
RQSC for Buildings Directory
RQSC for Building members are companies who undertake the design, fabrication and erection of steelwork for all forms of construction in building and civil engineering. Member listings can be searched by 14 building types, contract values, accreditations and location.
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