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New publications and software

Two new WoodSolutions technical design guides – Domestic Timber Deck Design and Fire Precaution During the Construction of Large Buildings – bring the total number of guides to 20 with another four under development.

WoodSolutions Timber Deck Design Guide

WoodSolutions Technical Design Guide 21 – Domestic Timber Deck Design provides a comprehensive resource to enable both professional and DIY users to design and construct decks that conform to the National Construction Code.

Download a copy of the Guide here.

WoodSolutions Fire Precaution During the Construction of Large Buildings Guide

Fire is perceived as one of the risks of building with wood, and while fire systems are well understood for completed buildings, those for buildings under construction are less well known. This guide was created to provide information to help the broad range of people and organisations with responsibilities for fire safety on a construction site to reduce the risk from fire.

Download a copy of the Guide here.

WoodSolutions online BAL Calculator

The WoodSolutions Bushfire Calculator V1.0 is an online (to facilitate updating) design tool that enables building designers, builders, regulators and homeowners to determine the relevant Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) for a specific building site.

Go to the WoodSolutions BAL Calculator

TimberSolutions software update

Timber Solutions is a design software package developed initially to provide tables for AS1684, Residential timber framed construction. It is now available as a stand alone package which complements the standard.

The updated version is currently being trialled and tested prior to general release. If you are interested in being a test user, please email Boris Iskra at FWPA.

Posted Date: July 7, 2014

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