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Exploding the myths - How to avoid getting steel that is not ACRS certified


The construction industry is seeing a welcome increase of interest in product certification across a range of building materials and linked processes. ACRS 2-stage audit and verification process for first the steel manufacture and second the processing or welded fabrication of that steel includes product traceability to help ensure the right material, processed and welded in the right way, can be easily verified when delivered to site.

Unfortunately, engineers, builders and steel distributors are telling us they are finding that even when they have required ACRS certification, steel is sometimes supplied to site under alternative certifications which do not provide the same level of assurance as ACRS. This is leaving them with a supply headache needing significant additional risk management. This article exposes some of the common myths that have been presented by some to try to avoid supplying ACRS certified materials.

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