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--------- Original Message --------
From: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: 10 story wood building
Date: 03/04/11 04:38

> 
> 
> Conrad
> 
> That was the article that Buddy posted on LinkedIn Group Structural
> Engineers USA site.  
> 
> Joe Venuti,  P.E.
> Joven Engineering
> La Quinta,  CA
> jovenengr(--nospam--at)verizon.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Conrad Harrison [mailto:sch.tectonic(--nospam--at)bigpond.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 8:26 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: 10 story wood building
> 
> Hi Joe,
>  
> Not aware of the project. Sounds like something to look into though, even
if
> it is in Victoria. (theres a certain rivalry between SA and VIC.)
> 
> Our national residential timber framing code (AS1684) only goes to 2
> storeys. The multi-residential code expands that to an amazing 3 storeys.
> 
>
http://www.timber.net.au/index.php/timber-framing-as-1684-multi-residential.
> html
> 
> 
> Found this newspaper article:
> 
>
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/wooden-highrise-to-bring-cheers-to-old-bre
> wery-site-20110227-1ba1p.html
> 
> 
> Doesn't say if they got council approval though. Imported technologies are
> all fine but can take several years of local testing before approval is
> granted: and can prove compliance with the Building Code of Australia
(BCA).
> So any existing fire testing reports may not be acceptable. Newspapers
often
> report projects which get stalled, then cancelled. So an interesting
project
> to watch.
> 
> I will keep an eye on future issues of &quot;Engineers Australia&quot;
magazine
> articles.
> 
>  
> Regards
> Conrad Harrison
> B.Tech (mfg &amp; mech), MIIE, gradTIEAust
> mailto:sch.tectonic(--nospam--at)bigpond.com
> Adelaide
> South Australia
> 
> 
> 
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