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Your BCSA Member benefits

BCSA represents the structural steelwork sector at national level including England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

As a member you can contribute as much or as little as you want and can get involved and create change in areas that are important to you or really affect your company and the sector at large.

Below and in the panel to the right of this page you will find details of the tangible benefits you will receive throughout the year as a BCSA member.

  • The opportunity to contribute to BCSA’s committees and working groups. Committees and working groups include: – Process and Technical, Health and Safety, Law and Contracts, Welding, Connections, Digital Technologies, and Sustainability
  • BCSA working to maintain UK influence on the ‘standards’ processes via its representation on over 50 BSI and European technical committees
  • BCSA tackling industry wide challenges by targeted policy and lobbying activities carried out by BCSA on behalf of its members
  • Use your BCSA member certificate for submissions within competitive bids • An entry on BCSA’s on-line directory listing for your company increasing your visibility
  • Use of the BCSA and RQSC logos
  • Your company name listed in the National Structural Steelwork Specification seen by UK specifiers
  • Your company name listed in BCSA’s Annual Review seen by BCSA members and UK specifiers
  • The opportunity to submit news articles and to advertise in the New Steel Construction Magazine read by over 11,000 construction professionals
  • If shortlisted for the BCSA Structural Steelwork Design Awards (SSDA) your company will be promoted and mentioned by the BCSA in SSDA communications
  • Opportunity to attend Association events, such as the National Dinner, Annual General Meeting
  • Opportunities to network at BCSA’s quarterly regional meetings (Northern Ireland, Midland Southern and Northern, Scotland and Republic of Ireland)
  • Access to a regional network of members to share best practice
  • Access to BCSA’s CRAFT Certificate Scheme
  • Free attendance to BCSA’s member only webinars

BCSA Training courses

SCCS assessments

RQSC membership

BCSA publications

CHAS Assessments

Steel Construction Institute (SCI) publications (One free copy of new publications and a 20% discount on all publications)

  • Regular communications, including updates on BCSA activities, industry and market developments
  • Password access to a wealth of specialist technical, legal and contracts, market and business information on our website
  • Access to BCSA’s annual market share survey results
  • Regular distribution of quarterly market and economic data
  • Free Access to SCI membership through BCSA (including discounted publications, training courses and an advice helpline)
  • BCSA is a member of the following influential bodies Build UK, CBI, CICV, and the Metals Forum. Benefits received by BCSA from these organisations are passed on to its members
  • Offer spare capacity to the wider membership
  • Sponsor BCSA events and activities
  • Obtain the BCSA Sustainability Charter for your organisation
  • Obtain the BIM Charter for your organisation

BCSA Advisory Service

BCSA offers steelwork contractors unrivalled specialist advisory services through its in-house staff. Providing members with easy to access specialist resources and advice


Fabrication, welding, bolting, sustainability, design, protective coatings, UKCA/UKNI/CE Marking and BIM.

Legal and contracts

Review of contractual documentation and claims from BCSA’s experienced inhouse construction lawyer. Guidance and updates on legal and commercial matters.

Health and Safety

Advice, preparation of industry standards, codes of practice and guidance on new regulations.


Updates and guidance on the development of regulations, national and European standards, UKCA/UKNI/CE Marking.

Steel Construction Institute (SCI)

Authoritative advice and support from the SCI via free membership through the BCSA on steel construction via a helpline, in-depth technical guidance and training.


Free access to a range of telephone helplines to support your business on employment and personnel issues.


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