FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.48

Embodied Carbon in Timber Structures – How to Calculate it With the United Nations’ commitment to reaching Net Zero Carbon emissions by their target of 2050, it is imperative that building designers understand the importance of sustainable building materials such as...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.47

Changes In AS1684-2021 For Holes And Notches In Wall Frame Members There are many reasons why members in wall frames would require holes, notches or rebates and it could range from electrical or plumbing services, diagonal bracing elements, installation of anchor rods...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.46

Are Your Trusses Shallow? Land sizes are getting smaller, and the demand for energy efficient homes with maximised space and cheaper costs is on the rise. Open plans and higher ceilings are now the norm but building heights for Class 1 structures in NCC still remains...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.45

Think about Future, Think Timber Net Zero Emissions 2050  We may have lots knowledge about designing, manufacturing and installing timber truss and frames, but how much do we know about net zero emissions? This article may give some lights about the future of our...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.44

Substitution of Fasteners in Engineered Building Products Most Light Framed Timber Constructions are held together by humble Light Gauge Steel Timber Connectors. These connectors have proven to be quite reliable and have supported our constructions for more than 50...

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....