The 1st edition of the Sustainability Specification for structural steelwork for building construction is now published. Due to come into force on 1st June 2022, this document will constitute a new Annex J to the National Steelwork Specification for Building Construction (NSSS) when revised in its 8th edition.
Given demands to promote more sustainable construction, and particularly in the context of the climate emergency, this document specifies general requirements and practices for achieving environmentally sustainable steel building construction. Prepared under the guidance of a steering committee comprised of structural steel suppliers, steelwork contractors, designers, and individual sustainability experts from BCSA, SCI, and IStructE, it supplements the requirements of Clauses 1 to 11 of the NSSS and includes guidance on both the sustainable design of structural steelwork and the specification for sustainable fabrication of structural steelwork.
Publication Number: 65/2002