Understanding and using Australia’s Timber Framing Code correctly is an ongoing challenge for many building professionals. Site visits and inspections regularly uncover poor practice which can open up a litany of legal issues. This practical training workshop delivered by the timber framing experts is an opportunity to ensure the interpretation and practice of AS1684.2 meets required standards. Source: Timberbiz
The seminar is to be held on 20 March at the Victoria Park Golf Club in Brisbane and is a day-long event where you can:
- Gain an understanding of the member span tables and how to correctly read and extract member sizes from the span tables by following worked examples.
- Learn best practice when detailing the bracing layout for houses.
- Understand the connection requirements at both the top and bottom of bracing walls including common mistakes regularly found on building sites.
- Study the critical role tie-down connections play in achieving wind resistant housing. The tie-down chain from roofing to foundations and all the links in this chain will be considered with worked examples followed to consider alternative connection details.
- Evaluate building practices and the challenges that need to be considered when erecting timber frames via examples of acceptable and unacceptable building practice.
- Know what not to do after reviewing a range of inappropriate practices uncovered on site visits and inspections.
- Hear how changes to the National Construction Code will permit mid-rise timber buildings up to 25m effective height.
The seminar starts at 8.30am and concludes at 4.30pm.
For more information contact Timber Queensland, registrations close 13 March. You can also book online at www.timberqueensland.com.au/Events/Default.aspx?id=99