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

When: 14 June 2017
Where: QLD Rydges Plaza Cairns Cnr Spence & Grafton Streets, Cairns
RSVP Link: http://www.timberqueensland.com.au/events/Default.aspx?id=76
Event Category: Seminar

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.

What you will 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.


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

When: Wednesday 14 June 2017, 8.15am - 4.30pm 
Where: Rydges Plaza Cairns Cnr Spence & Grafton Streets, Cairns
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