Where does your frame come from?

When choosing building materials it is important to think about where they come from. You can’t replant the ore and rocks extracted from the planet for steel and concrete but with certified wood you...

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Living with COVID

This article was last update 19 December With the emergence of Omicron, it has seemed we have entered a whole new phase of the pandemic as we all learn to live with COVID. Unfortunately, living with...

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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...

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Multinail Day 2022

There is a rising wave of optimism emerging across Australia with severely locked down states shaking off the enforced constraints and accelerating towards a new normal of thriving economic activity...

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FTMA 2021 AGM Recap

FTMA Australia held the 2021 AGM yesterday, 24 November, via Zoom. Joining the board 2022 is Mark Hull of MCM Frame & Truss. You can view the full FTMA Board right. Following the AGM, FTMA were...

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FTMA Family Grows

In February 2009 when I commenced with FTMA Australia we had only been a national association for 2 years, we represented 13% of the national frame and truss sector and with the exception of Trish...

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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...

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