The building industry (like most) is constantly looking for ways to save time – but some areas simply cannot be compromised. At the end of the day safety onsite and quality of work have to be paramount. Safety is a no-brainer…yet some operators are still trying to cut corners by using inferior materials and building products. Yes, there are rules in place – but legislators can’t monitor everything on every site – so it’s up to the trades and suppliers to ensure they aren’t compromising the structural integrity of a building with non-compliant or ‘compromised’ building products. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between products – but there are a few tell-tale signs if something doesn’t seem right. Price is often a dead give-away. Unfortunately, the old idiom: ‘you have to pay for quality’ rings true… and the inability to access any technical data regarding capacity and proper usage must be a red flag.
Many of the, readily accessible, cheaper imitations (which often look similar to compliant products) may be manufactured with inferior grade materials or not be specifically engineered to provide the strength, including requisite safety margins for the task they are used to perform. Ask for authentication, certification or standards as proof of quality on these cheap imports and you’re left wanting. Builders, Developers, Trades and Regulators should demand proof of performance.
MiTek has been engineering, designing and manufacturing Engineered Building Products for use in the Australian building industry for more than 50 years. MiTek can provide up-to-date, accurate and credible data for their product. Builders and certifiers can trust MiTek’s Engineered Building Products because they achieved CODEMARK COMPLIANT; Certificate of Conformity (CM70055) for a range of key products.
The CodeMark Certification Scheme is a third-party building product certification scheme that authorises the use of new and innovative products in specified circumstances in order to facilitate compliance with Volumes One and Two of the Building Code of Australia within the National Construction Code (NCC). CodeMark provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market through the issue of a Certificate of Conformity, which is one of several options available for meeting the ‘evidence of suitability’ requirements. In short – if a product is CODEMARK COMPLIANT you know you can trust it to do the job. Peace-of-mind for everyone.
To achieve CODEMARK COMPLIANCE, MiTek’s Engineered Building Products met the strict criteria set out – vindication of MiTek’s dedication to quality. It’s also attention-to-detail, use of certified materials, rigorously implemented research, ongoing product testing, and ISO 9001 compliant Manufacturing and Management Systems that guarantees premium performance.
MiTek’s extensive range Includes: Bracing, Girder Brackets, Hangers, Roof Tie Downs, Fixings, Wall Frame Ties…even Stainless Steel Engineered Building Products. All that are designed to meet specific load-bearing and engineering requirements are tested and certified to ensure peace-of-mind and performance. Every MiTek certified EBP is supported by detailed specifications, including certified design properties and installation requirements. They are freely available in printed copies, online digitally and in The FREE EasyCat App.
The EasyCat App is an electronic catalogue of Engineered Building Products produced by MiTek Australia. It contains the latest data sheets and links to short, instructional videos demonstrating correct fixings and installation of EBPs required to achieve the certified capacities. It can be downloaded from the Mac App Store or the Google Play Store.
For more Information visit: mitek.com.au