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...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.37

Common Site Issues Construction schedules can often be challenging and any impacts to the flow of installation can be costly and lead to frustration. However, a number of the issues we see are repetitive and can be easily avoided on site with a little attention to...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.36

Keeping an eye on cumulative/global deflections when designing roof trusses On a recent site inspection to investigate reduced roof truss clearances over various internal walls, I came away thinking that if a bit more attention had of been paid to the potential for...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.35

Highlighted changes in the new AS1684 The moment you have all been waiting for is finally here. The release of the greatly anticipated new revision of AS1684:2021. This new version now supersedes the last version (AS1684:2010) which you all would have on your desk and...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.34

Putting Timber Connections to the Test Testing is one of several tools for verifying compliance with the NCC, and it’s certainly the most hands-on (and the most fun). What follows is a peek behind the curtain at the process and how it produces results that can be...

FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.33

Efficient Truss Design and Building Geometry As articulated by the American Architect Buckminster Fuller, “The best way to predict the future is to design it.” Building design is a blend of cost and aesthetics. In other words, the goal is to make a building look as...