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Understanding AS1684.3: Timber framed construction in Cyclonic Areas (CAIRNS)

Event Type: Seminar
Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Location: Rydges Plaza Cairns Cnr Spence & Grafton Streets, Cairns

Event Description

Understanding and using Australia’s Timber Framing Code for Cyclonic Areas 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.

Event Program

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Gain an understanding on the use of the member span tables, bracing and tie-down requirements by following worked examples of a C2 designed house.
  • Learn best practice when detailing the bracing lay-out for houses including the role of ceiling diaphragms.
  • 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 cyclonic resistant housing. The tie-down chain from roofng 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 e?ective height.

8.15

Registration.  Tea & Coffee.

8.30

Welcome and Introduction

8.45

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.

9.00

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 (eg spans, RLW’s etc) to ensure everyone is “on the same page” to maximise their learning outcomes.

9.45

Morning Tea

10.00

Determination of member sizes including worked examples

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

11.30

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.

12.30

Lunch

1.30

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 cyclone 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.  

2.30

Building practice (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.

3.30

Afternoon Tea

3.45

Case studies of unacceptable practice etc

All too often site visits and inspections reveal poor practice. In this session a range of inappropriate practices found to occur in cyclone regions will be reviewed.

4.30

Conclusion

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

Colin MacKenzie RPEQ

Colin has over 35 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

 

WORKSHOP BONUS

All workshop attendees will receive a copy of AS1684.3.  

Valued at $180.

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Payment & Cancellation Policy

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, a 50% refund until 2 days prior, no refunds on the day of the event.  Notification of cancellation must be received in writing.  

RSVP

Monday 5 June 2017

CPD Points

This event qualifies attendees for CPD Points.



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  Name Cost Qty
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