Services the SRIA provides


Written by experts in design, specification and construction SRIA publications are designed specifically for use by practicing engineers, architects, builders and government. Most are provided free of charge and can be downloaded from this website.

Technical support:

A comprehensive technical advice service is available to the construction industry on the design and use of reinforcing steel in concrete. Activities are coordinated from the National Office in Sydney where professional staff respond to technical enquiries. Further specialised support is accessible through a broad network of experts.

Office seminars:

SRIA staff regularly visit consulting engineers, specifiers and builders to discuss industry issues, projects and to further develop knowledge on the use of steel reinforcement and construction methods. Free in-house lectures are available on request. (currently on hold due to COVID-19)

Special research:

SRIA research projects include reinforcement bond tests and an extensive testing program for Class L mesh slabs. This important research is bringing the latest information and design requirements to practitioners.

Industry leadership:

SRIA staff present technical papers at major national and international conferences on the latest advances in the use of steel-reinforced concrete. Copies of SRIA papers are available free of charge from this website.

Professional development:

As part of its commitment to the future of Australia’s building industry, the SRIA visits universities to bring up-to-date design and specification materials free of charge to over 3,000 students every year.

Awarding excellence:

The SRIA presents annual Undergraduate Awards for Excellence in Reinforced Concrete Design. This is a cash prize for the student who gains the highest mark in the subject in which the SRIA lecture is delivered.

Industry linkage:

The SRIA works collaboratively with like associations to develop areas supporting design, education, sustainability and market development.

Australian Standards:

The SRIA is committed to modern easy-to-use design standards for steel-reinforced concrete construction in Australia. The SRIA contributes to all related Australian Standards Code committees. SRIA staff will assist with queries regarding the interpretation of these standards.