New standards for timber structure design

Standards Australia has updated its suite of standards for timber structure design.

The updates include:

  • an amendment to plywood panel shear strength design values based on the recent testing of structural plywood (AS 1720.1)
  • a new publication on the design standard for nailplated timber roof trusses (AS 1720.5)
  • the adoption of two international standards for the material properties which underpin the dowel-type fasteners design method (AS/NZS ISO 10984.1 and AS/NZS ISO 10984.2).

For more information visit Standards Australia.