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Wed, 15 May


Delivered online via Zoom

Advanced Understanding AS1684.2 - May 2024

Australian Residential Timber Framed Construction - Online Training Course

Advanced Understanding AS1684.2 - May 2024
Advanced Understanding AS1684.2 - May 2024

Time & Location

15 May 2024, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Delivered online via Zoom

About the event

This course has been designed as a second part to Timber Queensland’s foundational AS1684.2 training, and is suitable for those who have already completed this Part One, or who have an intimate and in-depth understanding of the Code. This advanced series considers a new, more complex C2 split level house design worked example.

Given the widespread use of engineered wood products (EWPs), this advanced course will also consider how EWPs can be specified and used under the Code with worked examples. Course partner Hyne Timber will offer design solutions for using their EWP products (like Beam 15) in residential applications.

This course is ideal for builders, architects, building designers, engineers and certifiers Australia wide, delivering critical knowledge for the correct interpretation and practice of both AS1684.2 and AS1684.3.

Don't miss your chance to develop your knowledge and stay up to date.

This online training course will take place over 3 sessions via the Zoom webinar platform:

  • Wednesday 15 May 10.00 am – 11.30 am
  • Wednesday 22 May 10.00 am – 11.30 am
  • Wednesday 29 May 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Important information regarding registrations:

  • A maximum of 35 participants will be taken per course to ensure an interactive group learning environment.
  • Maximum of 2 staff members per company (whether member or non-member) may register.
  • After registering, Timber Queensland will send through a confirmation email with webinar details and links.


Session 1 Wednesday 15 May 10.00 am - 11.30 am

5 minutes

Welcome and Introduction

75 minutes

Advanced Bracing – including worked examples and do’s and don’ts – Based on C2 Split level design

This session will consider best practice when detailing the bracing lay-out for houses. The principles of the transfer of racking forces through the building will be presented covering both the role and function of diaphragms and bracing walls etc. Participants will also gain an understanding of the connection requirements at both the top and bottom of bracing walls including some common mistakes found regularly on building sites.

10 minutes

Time for questions

Session 2 Wednesday 22 May 10.00 am - 11.30 am

5 minutes

Welcome and Introduction –

75 minutes

Advanced tie-down – including worked examples and do’s and don’ts – Based on C2 Split level design

Too often mistakes are made when detailing and installing tie-down connections. In this session participants will gain an understanding of the critical role tie-down connections play in achieving wind resistant housing. The tie-down chain from roofing to foundations and all the links in this chain will be considered with worked examples followed to consider alternative connection details.

10 minutes

Time for questions

Session 3 Wednesday 29 May 10.00 am - 11.00 am

5 minutes

Welcome and Introduction –

10 minutes

Using engineered wood products (EWPs) in residential applications

An overview of how engineered timber products – glulam, LVL, l beams etc. – can be specified under AS1684.2.

40 minutes

Time for questions


Lex Somerville (Reg Builder)

Lex has over 40 years of experience in the construction and building materials industry. His hands-on experience as a building contractor contributed to his success as a Technical Consultant with the Timber Research & Development Council.  Today Lex works as a consultant conducting inspections for a range of clients including TQ, the James Cook Cyclone Testing Station and a range of other associations and certifiers.

Matt Smith RPEQ

An RPEQ-certified Structural Engineer, Matt has over 25 years’ experience designing and inspecting timber buildings; in addition to designing timber buildings in many countries around the world including Malaysia, South Africa, Korea, Japan, New Zealand and a number of Pacific Islands. Coming from a family of 3 generations of builders, Matt is passionate about the timber building industry.


  • It is recommended that each attendee have access to their own copy of AS1684.2 or AS1684.3 (preferred) for use during the course. This will be necessary to work through examples. The Standard is available via SAI Global.

Terms & Conditions - Payment, Bookings & Cancellation

All registrations must be paid in full 10 days before the event. If you are unable to attend this event we will provide a 100% refund up to 7 days prior to event and a 50% refund after that. Notification of cancellation must be received in writing.

Sessions are not separately bookable or transferable to different staff members. One registration per person is required, and includes all 4 webinar sessions.


  • Course registration

    From $227.27 to $363.64
    • $363.64
      Tax: +$36.36 GST
    • $227.27
      Tax: +$22.73 GST



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