Minimising risk with structural fasteners - Adelaide

Minimising risk with structural fasteners: Design, procurement and installation perspectives

Date was 22 Nov. Cancelled

Construction supply chains have changed fundamentally in the past 10-15 years with globalisation challenging quality and compliance of products. The pace of change often outstrips established regulatory frameworks aimed at ensuring health and safety, leading to increased risk for all stakeholders in the value chain. This is most evident with procurement of fasteners such as high-strength bolts and mechanical and chemical anchors, with continuing industry concern that compliance and installation is problematic.

Seminar value

The seminar will provide clarity for all parties in the construction supply chain, supporting transparent and defendable design, procurement and installation practices and supporting obligations under the new Safe Design of Structures National Code of Practice, in line with the National Work Health and Safety Act 2011. This seminar will:

  • Clarify current procurement processes for structural fasteners, specifically high-strength bolts and mechanical and chemical anchors.
  • Address design aspects and performance requirements for design and the role of designers in ensuring compliance.
  • Guide and demonstrate firsthand how to correctly install fasteners to meet performance requirements.
  • Outline current compliance frameworks.
  • Look at industry initiatives underway to help stakeholders meet their regulatory obligations

It will greatly assist:

  • Structural designers and those who need to understand and specify structural fasteners
  • Fabricators and design-build contractors to appreciate the performance requirements and the correct installation procedures
  • Procurers and all others in the supply chain needing to understand their health and safety obligations and embrace best practice to minimise risk.

Registration for all attendees includes:

  • Seminar notes
  • Lunch, afternoon tea and drinks after the event

Engineers Australia members may contact David Kilpatrick at with proof of their membership to obtain a discount for the course.

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