On May 25th during a round table on the construction industry regulation, Rauta Director highlighted the problems of the steel products market and shared his vision on the possible development.
The round table “Iron standard: steel structures between yesterday and tomorrow”, organized by BRDO, brought together about 100 construction market experts, representatives of state bodies and specialized organizations in a discussion on reforming the regulation of the steel construction segment.
Speaking with the participants of the round table, the Rauta director, a member of the Board of Directors of the USCC, Andriy Ozeychuk showed in comparison the imperfection of Ukrainian standards for roofing and facade steel products including LGSF against the background of harmonized European standards. “A complete transition of Ukraine to European standards in the production and installation of steel construction will enable consumers to get better, safer and more durable products, and also significantly accelerate the introduction of modern technologies in the construction industry and Ukraine’s integration into the European professional community,” said Rauta director.
It’s worth to note that harmonized in Ukraine European standards DSTU EN, as opposed to domestic regulatory documents, allows consumers to receive significantly better products. For example, the European standards DSTU B EN 14782: 2015 and DSTU EN 508-1: 2015 regulating the production of steel tile sheets, low trapezoid sheets and steel facades allow the manufactures to use a minimum zinc coating not lower than Zn 275 g / m2, while in Ukraine standards for steel tiles sheets this figure is not mentioned at all. In the same time European standards for production of sandwich panels, load-bearing sheets and LGSF regulate the use of only high-quality constructional steel grades S 280 GD or S 350 GD, and Ukrainian standards allow to use in production even the 08PS grade with non-guaranteed yield strength.
Summarizing the discussion, Gennady Zubko, Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Utilities of Ukraine noted that Ukraine clearly defined for itself the European vector of development and will systematically follow the path of improving the regulatory mechanisms and regulations in the European format.