Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2018.08.02
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
Bureau of Standards Jamaica
Regions Affected
Regional and International Office 6 Winchester Road Kingston 10 Jamaica W.I. Email: info@bsj.org.jm Website: http://www.bsj.org.jm Tel.: 1 (876) 926-3140-5/618-1534/ 632-4275 Fax: 1 (876) 929-4736
Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Standard Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel</p>
ICS Code
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Structural Steel ICS # 77.140.10</p>
Description of Content

This document specifies requirements for high-strength low-alloy structural steel shapes, plates, and bars for welded, riveted, or bolted construction intended primarily for use as structural members where savings in weight [mass] or added durability are important. The atmospheric corrosion resistance of the steel in most environments is substantially better than that of carbon structural steels with or without copper addition. When properly exposed to the atmosphere, this steel can be used bare (unpainted) for many applications. This specification is limited to material up to 4 in. [100 mm], inclusive, in thickness.

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Structural steel is considered the ideal choice for constructing buildings by contractors, architects, designers and engineers. It offers benefits for characteristics such as durability, strength and temperature resistance. Building structures must be designed to withstand the weight, loads and environmental pressures that are placed on them and so the safety and durability of buildings and structures must be a vital consideration at all times.</p>
Relevant Documents

A notice of the Standard Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel will appear in The Jamaica Gazette Supplement - Proclamations, Rules and Regulations. The document will appear as a Jamaican Standard Specification, with mandatory status, and will be available for sale.

Proposed Date of Entry Into Force
2019.01.31
Final Date of Comments
2018.09.22
Contact Details
The full text of the proposed technical regulation (mandatory standard) can be directly accessed on the website of the Bureau Standards Jamaica: http://www.bsj.org.jm
Document Online Link (EN)
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