@umbra21 - It's easy to suspect other countries of skimping on construction and other costs. However, I'm sure they do have a national standard. If nothing else, than because they would want to be able to export steel beams to other countries, so not having a standard of safety would be shooting themselves in the foot.
On the other hand, there are always corrupt companies who will try to get away with not following the standards, but that isn't isolated to one particular country.
Whether or not the government is willing or able to enforce the rules is another matter.