FTMA Tech Talk – Ed. 19

IS YOUR BUILDING STABLE? As we move towards Christmas holidays our minds turn to the great Australian tradition – having a BBQ and entertaining family and friends in outdoor Alfresco areas. House designs are often built around these entertainment hubs as we seek...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.18

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RESTRAINT AND COMPRESSION BUCKLING Virtually all builders favour handling timber components over structural steel because of their natural ease of use and lightweight advantage. It should therefore come as no surprise that we receive a...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.17

WIND SPEED IN BUILDING DESIGN There are two main Australian Standards cover wind    actions on structures, which are AS/NZS1170.2 Structural design actions Part 2: Wind actions and AS4055 Wind loads for housing. AS4055 defines wind classes for both non-cyclonic and...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.16

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLATE PLACEMENT Plate placement is a bit like driving a car. Your manufacturing plant will have been doing this for years but one mishap and it can all go wrong with serious consequences.   Consider this tech talk a bit like a defensive driving...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.15

NON-CONFORMING & NON-COMPLYING BUILDING PRODUCTS  The media has been repeatedly reporting deficient building practices and non-compliant building materials in the past few years, both here and abroad. The Lacrosse Dockland’s exterior cladding catching fire from a...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.14

NOT ALL LVL’S ARE THE SAME Builders often request Multinail engineers to design LVL beams. When asked “What type of LVL?” the most common response is “You know… LVL”. In this situation, we usually spend the next 10 minutes explaining the different properties of...