6.5.4Installation and support

Steelwork shall be installed to achieve the required structural performance. Issues to be taken into account include:

  1. section size and grade detailed in the design
  2. steelwork support.

Section size and grade detailed in the design

When materials are delivered to site, they should be checked to ensure conformity with:

  • engineer’s design, or
  • steelwork sizes in this chapter.

Steelwork support

Beam supports should not occur above window or door openings. Bearings for steelwork supported on masonry should be:

  • 100mm minimum
  • clean, dry and level.