At Barnshaws, we have a long tradition of close involvement with a variety of industry associations. We take our membership of these professional bodies very seriously, ensuring that we make a worthwhile contribution to improving industry standards and an optimised business environment for all concerned.
The BCSA (British Constructional Steelwork Association) aims are to promote the use of structural steelwork; to assist specifiers and clients; to ensure that the capabilities and activities of the industry are widely understood and to provide members with professional services in technical, commercial, contractual, quality assurance and health & safety matters.
Barnshaws have been long term supporters of these aims and our very proactive membership stance is currently best exemplified by Greg North, our Commercial Director, who is the BCSA’s Midlands and Southern Chairperson.
SCI (the Steel Construction Institute) has been a trusted, independent source of information and engineering expertise globally for 30 years and remains the leading, independent provider of technical expertise and disseminator of best practice to the steel construction sector.
The Council for Aluminium in Building’s (CAB) aim is to support the interests of the architectural aluminium industry by encouraging the increasing use of aluminium products in architecture and in the construction industry as a whole.
Members of the CAB are involved in all stages of construction, extrusion and design of systems, fabrication of products, finishing, production of associated products and final installation on site.
JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defence and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. Using JOSCAR can determine if a supplier is “fit for business”.
The British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) exists to promote and develop the manufacture and use of stainless steel across the UK. Based in Sheffield, the Association provides marketing support, technical advice, information, training and education in all aspects of stainless steel.
Steel for Life was launched in 2016 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BCSA.
Steel for Life’s activity is made possible by funding from the Steel Constructional Supply chain. This industry wide approach provides significant benefits to clients, specifiers and main contractors.
By working together as an integrated supply chain for the delivery of steel framed solutions, the constructional steelwork sector will continue to innovate, educate specifiers and clients, and market the significant benefits of steel in construction.
NEASS is an Independent Non-for-Profit Association looking after the interests of the local Steel Stockholder.
SCCS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Constructional Steelwork Association. It was established in the early 1980s to provide a Quality Management Systems certification service for steelwork contracting organisations. SCCS has subsequently developed additional certification and monitoring services for the steelwork contractors with integrated or separate Environmental and Health & Safety management systems and Factory Production Control systems.