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 relied on for the design life of the structures our connectors are used in. For nails, screws, nailplates, and brackets this process is outlined in the fasteners and connectors testing standard, AS1649.
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