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...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.13

PUTTING THE SCREWS ON COMPLIANCE: Factory-fixed screws shift responsibility from builders’ shoulders Pryda engineer Bernard Kennelly examines the tricky business of screws and, in the age of panelisation and modularisation, the advantages of factory-fixed screws over...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.12

IMPROVE YOUR DETAILING ACCURACY With radical advances being made in the development of modern day, whole house, CAD based detailing software, builders are desiring more work to be done off site, and are asking for timber structures to land on site largely...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.11

TEMPORAY SUPPORT OF THE GIRDER TRUSS DURING THE INSTALLATION COULD SAVE FUTUE PROBLEMS When carpenters start a truss installation job, it is a common practice that they install the girder truss first and load the carried trusses on so that the carried trusses are...