There are a lot of design guides that structural engineers use that are available on the world wide web.
We stay up to date with suppliers and materials by checking their websites. If you’re a structural engineer, an undergraduate structural engineer looking for design resources, a builder, a building designer or a homeowner, you might find something useful here.
Australian Standards and Codes
Cracks in Houses
Fixings and Fasteners
Check out these videos for some background information on fixing to concrete and timber.
Batten Screws – Fixing to Timber
Fixing to Concrete and Masonry
Structural Engineering Core Standards
If you’re a structural engineer in Australia, you better know these Australian standards:
- AS4100 – Steel structures
- AS3600 – Concrete structures
- AS1720.1 – Timber structures
- AS3700 – Masonry structures
- AS1170.2 – Structural design actions Wind actions
- AS1170.1 – Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions
- AS1684.2 – Residential timber-framed construction Non-cyclonic areas
- AS1684.3 – Residential timber-framed construction Cyclonic areas
- AS1418.1 – Cranes, hoists and winches General requirements
- AS1657 – Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation
- AS/NZS 1100.501 – Technical drawing Structural engineering drawing
- AS/NZS 5131 – Structural steelwork – Fabrication and erection
- AS 2312.1 – Guide to the protection of structural steel against atmospheric corrosion by the use of protective coatings Paint coatings
- AS/NZS 4600 – Cold-formed steel structures
- AS4678 – Earth-retaining structures
- AS1418.17 – Cranes (including hoists and winches) Design and construction of workboxes
I hope I haven’t scared you off!