Category: No. 347 // June 2015

An overloaded floor accident waiting to happen

I was recently asked to inspect a PosiStrut floor that had been damaged after being loaded by a stockpile of plasterboard sheets. As soon as I heard this, I immediately advised the truss fabricator that the builder would need to be notified and that the affected area required a prop, as well as the removal of the stockpile to relieve the load.

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Reaching for new heights

A major increase in the use of timber construction by architects and developers for mid-rise building projects will soon arise from proposed changes to the National Construction Code building height limits, due to wood’s appeal as a sustainable and economic construction material.

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