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Responsibilities under the Practice Standard for Professional Engineers Under the DBP Act

From 1 September 2024, the Practice Standard for Professional Engineers, mandated by the Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) Act, will introduc...

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ACRS News
16 Jun 2024
16 Jun 2024

Sustainability in the construction industry: the role of certification schemes

In the evolving landscape of the construction industry, sustainability and resilience are becomin... More
ACRS News
28 Apr 2024
28 Apr 2024

Unlocking Transparency: The Promise of the UN Transparency Protocol for Global Trade

The global steel industry stands at a crossroads where transparency, sustainability, and consumer... More
ACRS News
27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Launches Public Review on Digital Product Conformity Exchange

In a significant move towards enhancing global trade transparency and accountability, the United ... More
ACRS News
22 Mar 2024
22 Mar 2024

A call for diligence: Addressing the rise in fraudulent steel certification

Over recent months, ACRS has observed a worrying increase in the number of fraudulent certificate... More
ACRS News
21 Mar 2024
21 Mar 2024

How can you be certain of your building materials’ source?

Ensuring that steel that’s supplied is exactly what was ordered is critical. There is always a ri... More
ACRS News
21 Mar 2024
21 Mar 2024

Understanding the landscape of steel certification schemes: the ACRS advantage

Across the global steel industry, certification schemes play a crucial role in ensuring the relia... More
ACRS News
13 Feb 2024
13 Feb 2024

A User Guide to Steel Compliance

In our assessment of hundreds of steel suppliers globally, ACRS sees instances where structural s... More
ACRS News
01 Feb 2024
01 Feb 2024

Why digital product traceability is key

Many industries now use digital product traceability for its many benefits. Textiles customers ar... More

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Responsibilities under the Practice Standard for Professional Engineers Under the DBP Act

From 1 September 2024, the Practice Standard for Professional Engineers, mandated by the Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) Act, will introduc...

Read more
ACRS News
18 Jun 2024
18 Jun 2024

Responsibilities under the Practice Standard for Professional Engineers Under the DBP Act

From 1 September 2024, the Practice Standard for Professional Engineers, mandated by the Design a... More
ACRS News
16 Jun 2024
16 Jun 2024

Sustainability in the construction industry: the role of certification schemes

In the evolving landscape of the construction industry, sustainability and resilience are becomin... More
ACRS News
28 Apr 2024
28 Apr 2024

Unlocking Transparency: The Promise of the UN Transparency Protocol for Global Trade

The global steel industry stands at a crossroads where transparency, sustainability, and consumer... More
ACRS News
27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Launches Public Review on Digital Product Conformity Exchange

In a significant move towards enhancing global trade transparency and accountability, the United ... More
ACRS News
22 Mar 2024
22 Mar 2024

A call for diligence: Addressing the rise in fraudulent steel certification

Over recent months, ACRS has observed a worrying increase in the number of fraudulent certificate... More
ACRS News
21 Mar 2024
21 Mar 2024

How can you be certain of your building materials’ source?

Ensuring that steel that’s supplied is exactly what was ordered is critical. There is always a ri... More
ACRS News
21 Mar 2024
21 Mar 2024

Understanding the landscape of steel certification schemes: the ACRS advantage

Across the global steel industry, certification schemes play a crucial role in ensuring the relia... More
ACRS News
13 Feb 2024
13 Feb 2024

A User Guide to Steel Compliance

In our assessment of hundreds of steel suppliers globally, ACRS sees instances where structural s... More
ACRS News
14 Jul 2023
14 Jul 2023

Introducing ACRS Cloud App

Verify ACRS Certificates instantly on your phone – just scan QR codes to open information securel... More
ACRS News
20 Apr 2023
20 Apr 2023

Professor Rebecca Gravina appointed to ACRS Board

I am delighted to announce that the ACRS Board has appointed a new Director, Rebecca Gravina, Pro... More
ACRS News
19 Dec 2022
19 Dec 2022

Diana Zagora appointed to ACRS Board

I am delighted to announce that the ACRS Board has appointed a new Director, Diana Zagora, Direct... More
ACRS News
30 Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022

Green Building Council of Australia recognises the ACRS Sustainable Steel Certification Scheme under its Responsible Products Framework

29 November 2022, Sydney – ACRS (the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and St... More
ACRS News
15 Nov 2022
15 Nov 2022

Irene Scott appointed to ACRS Board

I am delighted to announce that the ACRS Board has appointed a new Director, Irene Scott, Nationa... More
ACRS News
10 Aug 2022
10 Aug 2022

ACRS response to IBQC’s discussion paper on Building Product Performance

International Building Quality Centre (IBCQ)[1] recently published its Building Product Perf... More
ACRS News
12 Apr 2022
12 Apr 2022

Irene Scott appointed to the Audit and Assessment Committee

I am delighted to announce that the ACRS Board has appointed Irene Scott to the Audit and Assessm... More
ACRS News
01 Mar 2022
01 Mar 2022

Message from Nicholas Hill (Chairman of the ACRS Board)

Appointment of Dr. Andrew Wheeler as Executive Director   I am delighted to formal... More
ACRS News
28 Jul 2021
28 Jul 2021

Message from Andrew Wheeler - Acting Executive Director, ACRS

As Acting Executive Director of ACRS I would like to introduce myself, and to update you on A... More
ACRS News
26 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021

Board announcement on ACRS Executive Director

The board is saddened to announce that Philip Sanders, our Executive Director has resigned from ... More
ACRS News
03 Mar 2021
03 Mar 2021

ACRS and CARES launch new Australasian sustainable steel certification scheme

ACRS set to raise the bar with new sustainable steel certification scheme Scheme enables consumer... More
ACRS News
04 Jan 2021
04 Jan 2021

ACRS 2021 Certificates Are Online With Some Important Changes

Welcome to 2021! Whilst 2020 has been a year we would all like to move on from, the... More
ACRS News
19 Aug 2020
19 Aug 2020

ACRS Covid update – 18 August 2020

Covid-19 presents the most significant impact on supply chains in recent memory. It has forced bu... More
ACRS News
01 Jun 2020
01 Jun 2020

ACRS COVID-19 Response Update - Remote Assessment and Certification

In this news release, ACRS’ Executive Director, Philip Sanders, gives an update to our last repor... More
ACRS News
02 Apr 2020
02 Apr 2020

ACRS Continuation of Certification and Assessment Services During COVID-19 Emergency

ACRS Executive Director, Philip Sanders, confirms continuation of ACRS product certification for ... More
ACRS News
31 Mar 2020
31 Mar 2020

Update to Suggested ACRS Specifications and Guidance Notes

Following recent changes and developments to steel materials standards and increased concerns in ... More
ACRS News
18 Mar 2020
18 Mar 2020

Covid-19 Emergency - ACRS Response

To whom it may concern: With the effects on global business from the current COVID-19 emergen... More
ACRS News
16 Jul 2019
16 Jul 2019

Vale Anthony (Tony) Dixon

It is with deep sadness that ACRS acknowledges the passing of Australian Steel Institute CEO and ... More
ACRS News
07 Jun 2019
07 Jun 2019

ROADS AUSTRALIA SUMMIT

It was ACRS pleasure and privilege to offer the vote of thanks at the Roads Australia Summit to ... More
ACRS News
10 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018

INTRODUCING ACRS NEW STEEL TRACEABILITY SCHEME

Following recent, widely publicised incidences of unidentified, or mixed conforming and nonconfor... More
ACRS News
28 Aug 2018
28 Aug 2018

ACRS BENCHMARKED AGAINST EU BEST PRACTICE

ACRS is currently benchmarking its scheme and operations against latest best practice a... More
ACRS News
28 Aug 2018
28 Aug 2018

NEW!! ACRS OFFERS CERTIFICATION TO FIRST NON-AS/NZS STANDARD TO DELIVER BETTER RISK MANAGEMENT IN SU

Recently reported concerns regarding supply of nonconforming hollow sections has led to dema... More
ACRS News
28 Aug 2018
28 Aug 2018

NEW!! ACRS STATISTICAL ANALYSIS ENHANCED FOR ADDED CONFIDENCE IN STEEL SUPPLY

ACRS traditional practice of ongoing 3-monthly, independent reviews of each ACRS certified suppli... More
ACRS News
28 Aug 2018
28 Aug 2018

UPDATE - ACRS ROLLS-OUT JAS-ANZ ACCREDITED AS/NZS 5131 STEEL CERTIFICATION

As reported in March, ACRS JAS-ANZ accreditation to the new fabrication standard AS/NZS 5131: 201... More
ACRS News
03 Jul 2018
03 Jul 2018

ACRS ADDRESSES CONCERNS REGARDING COMPLIANCE OF DELIVERED HOLLOW SECTIONS AND WELDED BEAMS

Further to past reports of variable steel compliance of non-ACRS approved steel products, ACRS va... More
ACRS News
03 Jul 2018
03 Jul 2018

CHRIS HARRISON JOINS ACRS BOARD AND AUDIT & ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

ACRS is very pleased to welcome Chris Harrison, Director of Engineering at RMS NSW and Austroads’... More
ACRS News
02 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018

NEW PRODUCT TRACEABILITY SCHEME DEVELOPMENT

As reported last October and March, ACRS has responded to requests from affected industry groups,... More
ACRS News
14 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
ACRS News
10 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017

Changes to ACRS Fees and Charges 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

Since our inception in 2003, ACRS has been funded by assessment fees per process and site, and by... More
ACRS News
15 Jun 2017
15 Jun 2017

ACRS certificate viewing – new request for information

To assist ACRS better to respond to users and the public, a change has been made to certificate v... More
ACRS News
15 Jun 2017
15 Jun 2017

ACRS certification of bolts and couplers

ACRS begins certification of structural bolts to the recently released standard, AS/NZS 1252 and ... More
ACRS News
15 Jun 2017
15 Jun 2017

New ACRS product certification scheme rules and product requirements

  Following extensive consultations across our broad range of stakeholders over the past yea... More
ACRS News
15 May 2017
15 May 2017

ACRS May 2017 Update

ACRS thanks all those who have commented on ACRS proposals to improve ACRS' value to the Australi... More
ACRS News
11 Apr 2017
11 Apr 2017

Expert assistance

ACRS has recently been called on by the New Zealand Commerce Commission to provide voluntary expe... More
ACRS News
28 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017

ACRS April 2017 Update

As detailed in the ACRS March 2017 Update, the ACRS Board meeting on 28 February considered a nu... More
ACRS News
14 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017

ACRS UPDATE - MARCH 2017

Following to our February update, we are pleased to announce the following developments in our on... More
ACRS News
20 Feb 2017
20 Feb 2017

ACRS February 17 update

Further to our last update on Pending sites we are pleased to announce that most remaining assess... More
ACRS News
30 Jan 2017
30 Jan 2017

New update “Pending” Sites

Due to prevailing market dynamics and the recent Christmas period production shutdowns at some ce... More
ACRS News
13 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016

Future structure of ACRS

Further to our newsletter on November 10th, the ACRS Board met on December 7th when ind... More
ACRS News
10 Nov 2016
10 Nov 2016

ACRS strategic renewal

In February 2016 ACRS asked industry and stakeholders to have their say on “The Future of ... More
ACRS News
29 Apr 2016
29 Apr 2016

ACRS meetings with peak European certifiers

ACRS recently visited four peak EU certifiers in UK, Germany, Italy and Norway as part of ACRS lo... More
ACRS News
02 Apr 2016
02 Apr 2016

Engtex Metals ACRS Certification Terminated for Noncompliance - 31/03/2016

Engtex Metals (certificate number 131105) has been terminated from the ACRS Scheme for N... More
ACRS News
12 Feb 2016
12 Feb 2016

"The Future of ACRS" - Have your say!

What do you think of ACRS? What should ACRS be doing? Or not doing? What steel and related produc... More
ACRS News
30 Jul 2014
30 Jul 2014

ACRS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE ON STEEL COMPLIANCE

The Australian Industry Group report “The quest for a level playing field: the non-conf... More
ACRS News
30 Jul 2014
30 Jul 2014

ACRS NEWSLETTER JULY 2014

ACRS has released a four page newsletter updating stakeholders on the latest developments, achiev... More
ACRS News
04 Feb 2014
04 Feb 2014

ACRS Scheme JAS-ANZ accredited

We are proud to announce the ACRS certification scheme for construction steels to AS/NZS Standard... More
ACRS News
31 Dec 2013
31 Dec 2013

SN Seixal and Engtex Steel achieve ACRS certification

SN Seixal, Portugal (bar and coil) and Engtex Steel, Malaysia (L-Class mesh) have achieved ACRS c... More
ACRS News
05 Oct 2013
05 Oct 2013

Revisions to mesh testing and LTQ reporting requirements

ACRS has issued a revision to its April notification of the requirements for acceptance testing a... More

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