FTMA Tech Talk – Ed. 43

Important Considerations Before Substituting for Steel Timber supply challenges over the last two years have given many builders and fabricators cause to take another look at steel framing as a standalone solution or in tandem with timber to produce hybrid structures....

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.42

A CodeMark Certified Product Given the current Supply Chain uncertainties, and continuous search for product to just enable building progress, it is good to know that there are systems to guide the purchaser. An essential requirement for all building products and...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.41

Earthquake Design Unlike its trans-Tasman neighbour, Australia has been spared from a major earthquake event so far. Surely its position on the Australian plate is a good reason for that but we cannot expect such luck to last forever. According to Geoscience...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.40

Introduction of New Glulam Grades & Products With yet another challenging year coming to a close, I’m sure we are all looking forward to a well-deserved break from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, timber supply issues and the booming construction industry as a...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.39

Coping with Timber Shortages The Australian timber industry is currently coping with a severe short supply of structural timber. While local producers are making every effort to bridge the supply chain, there is a major influx of natural sawn and other engineered...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.38

Highlighted Changes of New AS 4055 and AS/NZS 1170.2 There are two major Australian standards for wind loads and wind actions for the building industry to follow. They are AS 4055 – Wind load for housing, and AS/NZS 1170.2 – Structural design actions Part...