NASH Standards

NASH Standards and Handbooks available for purchase

These NASH Publications are referenced in the National Construction code (NCC) and therefore form a deemed-to-satisfy solution.

 

To order any of the listed publications below

 

NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria

This Standard covers both residential and commercial low-rise steel framed buildings and is fully limit-state based and will enable structural engineers to create efficient and economical steel framing systems. It sets structural adequacy and serviceablility aspects of the design criteria for everyday steel-framed structures like houses as well as other low-rise residential and commercial buildings.

This Standard is referenced in both Volumes of the National Construction Code as a deemed-to-satisfy solution.

For Amendments (free download)

 

NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 2: Design Solutions

This Standard provides design solutions for wind classifications N1 to N4 and C1 to C2.  The Standard is set out in the order of the design process ie starting at the roof and continuing through to the foundations.  The Standard covers roof beams and rafters, walls, floors, bracing, connections, durability, tolerances etc.  The Standard allows for items to be designed in accordance with NASH Standard Part 1.  These items can also be used in conjunction with items designed in accordance with Part 2. 

This Standard is referenced in both volumes of the National Construction Code as a deemed-to-satisfy solution.

For Amendment A (free download)

 

NASH Standard - Steel Framed Construction in Bushfire Area

This Standard is based on non-combustible construction using steel framing, steel roof cladding and non-combustible wall systems.  This provides the basis for economical and robust solutions.  It was developed following full scale bushfire simulation complemented by small scale tests and the application of fire engineering principles.  It gives two solutions, one covering lower BAL's (BAL-12.5, BAL-19, BAL-29 and BAL-40) and a separate solution for flame zone (BAL-FZ), based on AS 3959 BAL definitions. 

This Standard is referenced in Volume Two of the National Construction Code as a deemed-to-satisfy solution.

Amendment A (free download)

 

NASH Handbook - Design of Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing

This Handbook supports the NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria.  It covers the structural design of floor, wall, roof and bracing systems as well as assisting with the design of connections, testing structures, durability, fabrication and construction practices.  Design tables and manufacturers testing data are included for connections.

For Corrigenda (free download)

 

NASH Handbook - Design Solutions for Fire Resistance and Sound Insulation: Part 1 (Class 1 and 10a)

This Handbook assists in the preparation of efficient solutions design of fire and sound insulation for Class 1 and 10a buildings.  It summarises the requirements of the National Construction Code and gives solutions that meet these requirements.