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Steel is the backbone of Australia’s construction, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. It’s shaped the image of this great nation in the form of bridges, motorways, stadiums – where we play, where we work and where we live.
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With the current economic climate, it is important now more than ever before, to support your local steel industry. It’s helped our economy when times have been tough by creating jobs and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the industry employs 110,000 Australians.   Read More Here

Australian Steel Detailers’ Handbook


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This brand new edition substantially updates the first edition which provided a focus primarily on manual methods of drafting. Whilst retaining the context of drawing presentation in 2D format, this current edition of the Handbook recognises the significant innovation occurring in steel detailing practice, with the use of advanced 3D models, laser scanning and virtual reality combining to point towards a substantial realignment of industry practice and an increased relevance of steel detailers in the structural steelwork supply chain.

The purpose of this handbook is to provide sufficient information for a trainee structural steel detailer to learn the fundamentals of how to detail most members and connections in a simple steel-framed building. It covers the process of structural steelwork detailing, commencing with the fundamentals of structural steel and how to lay out steel detail drawings, continuing with the types and behaviour of bolts and welds and standardisation of connections then providing detail on a range of structural component types, such as beams, columns, trusses, bracing, purlins, girts, portal frames and stairs. The Handbook concludes by discussing detailing for economy.

A significant new addition to this updated edition is the ability to download electronic files associated with the book content, including a valuable complete 3D model of a steel framed building in IFC format, which users will be able to bring into their steel detailing software, review and interact with.

Standardised Structural Connections

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The guide has been revised and refreshed after having been out of print for many years, to provide a concise reference on good practice and standardisation in connection configuration, applicable to stakeholders such as steel detailers, engineering students and suppliers of components associated with steel connections. It is an essential companion to the newly launched edition of ‘Steel Detailers’ Handbook’.

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Australian Construction Modellers Association LTD (ACMA) has an experienced, professional and technologically sophisticated membership made up of firms ranging in size from sole traders to multi-national corporations.

The ACMA actively promotes best practice techniques for the preparation of workshop detail drawings of structural steelwork and reviews the performance and professional conduct of its members.

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