Structure and Membership
NASH was formed in 1982 as a not-for-profit organisation and is registered as an Incorporated Association.
NASH has five State Chapters (New South Wales, Victoria/Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia/Northern Territory and Western Australia) and Regional Branches or Divisions of Chapters. A New Zealand Chapter is also affiliated. Organisations or individuals join their local Chapter and elect Chapter Chairpersons to represent them on the National Council.
The National Council comprises the elected Chairpersons of each regional Chapter, the Immediate Past President, Invited Sponsor Councillors, an invited Fabricator Representative and the Executive Director. All positions except that of Executive Director are honorary and are confirmed by election at an Annual General Meeting.
The National Executive comprises the National President, Vice-President, Immediate Past President, Treasurer and Executive Director.
Activities of the State Chapters are steered by the NASH Business Plan. All positions in the Chapters are voluntary. Building practices and the business environment vary from state to state. Chapter activities are adapted to suit local circumstances.
Types of Membership
Membership is based on regional (state) chapters. For businesses seeking National membership coverage, please contact NASH.
- Small (less that 175 tonnes or 75 houses per year)
- Medium (less that 1250 tonnes or 500 houses per year)
- Large (more than 1250 or 500 homes per year)
Component supplier ( is a business that supplies components and materials eg. fasteners, steel sections, grommets, connection plates, plasterboard etc. to fabricators or to builders)
Steel manufacturer/distributor (National)
Building professional (includes structural engineers, architects, building designers, building surveyors etc.)
Other industry supplier (includes equipment suppliers, insurers etc.)
Associate (has no voting rights)
Honorary life members Life membership is conferred on only those members who have exhibited extraordinary commitment to the industry and the Association for an extended period of time.
NASH Code of Ethics
NASH members agree to observe sound ethical and commercial practices and to maintain an exemplary standard of business conduct including:
1. Abide by the Constitution and Bylaws at all times
2. Maintain the confidentiality of Association business where required
3. Comply with all relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards
4. Work with other members to advance the capabilities and interests of the industry
5. Fairly and accurately represent products and services at all times
6. Conduct business to reflect favourably on the Association and reinforce public
7. Be courteous, helpful, honest and reliable in dealings with enquirers,
customers and suppliers
8. Use and promote safe manufacturing and construction practices
9. Operate at all times within technical and business competence
10. Carry appropriate business insurance cover.
The National Council adopted this Code of Ethics on 13th May 2008.