NASH Standards and Handbooks - user feedback

The National Association of Steel-Framed Housing Inc (NASH) has been developing and publishing handbooks, standards and technical notes on steel framing since 1990. Three NASH standards are referenced in the National Construction Code, which is revised every 3 years.

In preparation for the NCC 2022 amendment cycle, NASH is revising and updating its standards and handbooks – areas of improved coverage, better guidance and commentary, alignment with other standards, error correction etc.  We are seeking the widest possible practitioner input to the new editions to ensure they are as up to date as possible and continue to meet user needs.

NASH has four major publications that will be examined in this survey:

·         NASH Standard – Residential and Low-Rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria

·         NASH Standard – Residential and Low-Rise Steel Framing, Part 2: Design Solutions

·         NASH Standard – Steel Framed Construction in Bushfire Areas

·         NASH Handbook – Design of Residential and Low-Rise Steel Framing

As a purchaser or user of one or more NASH publications, we would value your feedback and comments through the following short survey.  Should you have any questions please feel free to contact NASH through the website or email standards@nash.asn.au .

Thank you for your valuable contribution!

What NASH Standards and Handbooks do you use, and how often?

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* 3. What NASH Standards and Handbooks do you use, and how often?

  Never Once a year Monthly Weekly Daily
NASH Standard Part 1: Design Criteria
NASH Standard Part 2: Design Solutions
NASH Bushfire Standard
NASH Handbook: Design of Residential & Low Rise Steel Framing
What do you mainly use them for?

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* 4. What do you mainly use them for?

  System design One-off design Reference only NCC guidance Other
NASH Standard Part 1
NASH Standard Part 2
NASH Bushfire Standard
NASH Handbook
How many people at your workplace use NASH publications, including you?

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* 5. How many people at your workplace use NASH publications, including you?

Thinking only about NASH Standard Part 1: Design Criteria, what new sections, improvements or corrections would you like to see? Please be as specific as possible including relevant reference eg clause number.

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* 6. Thinking only about NASH Standard Part 1: Design Criteria, what new sections, improvements or corrections would you like to see? Please be as specific as possible including relevant reference eg clause number.

Thinking only about NASH Standard Part 2: Design Solutions, what new sections, improvements or corrections would you like to see? Please be as specific as possible including relevant reference eg clause number.

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* 7. Thinking only about NASH Standard Part 2: Design Solutions, what new sections, improvements or corrections would you like to see? Please be as specific as possible including relevant reference eg clause number.

Thinking only about the NASH Bushfire Standard, what new sections, improvements or corrections would you like to see?  Please be as specific as possible including relevant reference eg clause number.

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* 8. Thinking only about the NASH Bushfire Standard, what new sections, improvements or corrections would you like to see?  Please be as specific as possible including relevant reference eg clause number.

Thinking only about the NASH Handbook: Design of Residential & Low Rise Steel Framing, what new sections, improvements or corrections would you like to see? Please be as specific as possible including relevant reference eg clause number.

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* 9. Thinking only about the NASH Handbook: Design of Residential & Low Rise Steel Framing, what new sections, improvements or corrections would you like to see? Please be as specific as possible including relevant reference eg clause number.

NASH has other publications currently in preparation: Guidance handbooks on fire resistance and sound insulation. What other industry topics and guidance material would you like to see covered in future NASH publications?

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* 10. NASH has other publications currently in preparation: Guidance handbooks on fire resistance and sound insulation. What other industry topics and guidance material would you like to see covered in future NASH publications?

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