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Understanding AS1684.2: Australian Residential Timber Framed Construction - Online Training Course September 2020

Event Type: Seminar
Date: Tuesday 15 September 2020
Location: Webinar via Zoom platform

Event Description

Our acclaimed face to face one day AS1684.2 course is now offered as four-part webinar training program delivered by the timber framing experts who will ensure your interpretation and practice of AS1684.2 meets required standards.

Event Program

This course is now FULLY BOOKED. Please contact sarah@timberqueensland.com.au to be added to the wait list in the event of cancellations.

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 and interactive webinar is essential knowledge for building professionals who work under the timber framing code. 

This online training course will take place over 4 sessions via the Zoom webinar platform:

  • Tuesday 15 September 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Tuesday 22 September 10.00 am – 11.30 am
  • Tuesday 29 September 10.00 am – 11.30 am
  • Tuesday 6 October 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Important information regarding registrations:

  • A maximum of 30 participants will be taken per course to ensure an interactive group learning environment.
  • Maximum of 2 staff members per company (whether member or non-member) may register.
  • After registering, Timber Queensland will send through a confirmation email with webinar details and links.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • 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.

WEBINAR PROGRAM

Session 1
Tuesday 15 September 10.00 am - 12.00 pm 
 

5 minutes

Welcome and Introduction – presenter Colin MacKenzie

15 – 20 minutes

Understanding the structure/format of the Code

Facilitators will commence the workshop by presenting brief overview of the format of the code including an explanation of the mandatory and informative parts.

40 minutes

Using the code correctly

Workshop participants will be guided through a review the basics of the code and definitions of terms used within the Code (e.g. spans, RLW’s etc) to ensure everyone is “on the same page” to maximise their learning outcomes.

30 minutes

Building Practice Part 1: Joining of members over supports, notching etc.

Practical examples of a range of building practices will be presented highlighting some of the challenges that need to be considered when erecting timber frames. Examples of acceptable and unacceptable building practice will be given to gain this understanding.

10 – 20 minutes

Time for questions

 

Session 2
Tuesday 22 September 10.00 am - 11.30 am 
 

5 minutes

Welcome and Introduction – presenter Colin MacKenzie

20 minutes

Building Practice Part 2: Joining of members over supports, notching etc.

Practical examples of a range of building practices will be presented highlighting some of the challenges that need to be considered when erecting timber frames. Examples of acceptable and unacceptable building practice will be given to gain this understanding.

60 minutes

Bracing including worked examples and do’s and don’ts 

This session will consider best practice when detailing the bracing lay-out for houses. The principles of the transfer of racking forces through the building will be presented covering both the role and function of diaphragms and bracing walls etc. Participants will also gain an understanding of the connection requirements at both the top and bottom of bracing walls including some common mistakes found regularly on building sites.

10 – 20 minutes

Time for questions

 

Session 3
Tuesday 29 September 10.00 am - 11.30 am
 

5 minutes

Welcome and Introduction – presenter Lex Somerville 

75 minutes

Tie-down including worked examples and do’s and don’ts

Too often mistakes are made when detailing and installing tie-down connections. In this session participants will gain an understanding of 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.  

10 –15 minutes

Time for questions

 

Session 4 
Tuesday 6 October 10.00 am - 12.00 pm 
 

5 minutes

Welcome and Introduction – presenter Lex Somerville 

90 minutes

Determination of member sizes including worked examples

During this session participants will gain an understanding of the member span tables and how to correctly ready and extract member sizes from span tables. A number of worked examples will be undertaken to cover the most common issues faced in using the span tables.

20 minutes

Case studies of unacceptable practice

All too often site visits and inspections reveal poor practice. In this session a range of these inappropriate practices will be reviewed.

10 minutes

Time for questions

 

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

Colin MacKenzie RPEQ

Colin has over 40 years experience in all facets of timber and wood products design, use and application, particularly where used in building and construction. His expertise has been developed form early days employed as a Technical Officer with CSIRO Divisions of Forest Products and Division of Building Research through to more recent times as Technical Director (TRADAC) and then Manager, Timber Application and Use (Timber Queensland).

Lex Somerville (Reg Builder)

Lex has over 40 years of experience in the construction and building materials industry. His hands-on experience as a building contractor contributed to his success as a Technical Consultant with the Timber Research & Development Council.  Today Lex works as a consultant conducting inspections for a range of clients including TQ, the James Cook Cyclone Testing Station and a range of other associations and certifiers.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE REMOTELY

  • Each attendee will be required to have access to their own copy of AS1684.2 for use during the course. This will be necessary to work through examples and you will not be able to complete the sessions without it. AS1684.2 is available via SAI Global
  • Participants will be required to make A3 scale prints of plans provided for use during the worked examples.
  • A scale ruler
  • A calculator

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Terms & Conditions - Payment, Bookings & Cancellation

All registrations must be paid in full 10 days before the event. If you are unable to attend this event we will provide a 100% refund up to 7 days prior to event and a 50% refund after that. Notification of cancellation must be received in writing.  

Sessions are not separately bookable or transferable to different staff members. One registration per person is required, and includes all 4 webinar sessions. 

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Friday 11 September 2020

CPD Points

This event qualifies attendees for CPD Points.



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