Understanding AS1684.2: Australian Residential Timber Framed Construction (QLD)

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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 your opportunity to ensure your interpretation and practice of AS1684.2 meets required standards.


  • 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.

Date: Thursday 14 March 2019 
Location: Darcey Mitchell Room, Broncos Leagues Club, 98 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill
Program: see here
Cost: Timber Queensland member: $450. Non-Members: $550
Workshop Bonus:  All workshop attendees will receive a copy of AS1684.2

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Colin MacKenzie RPEQ
Colin has over 30 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


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