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FATMAG ● ● ● FASTENERS, ADHESIVES AND TOOLS I October - December 2016 Brought to you by:

IT’S LAW TO COMPLY New anchoring standards Page 12

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CONTENTS October – December 2016

About us The store listed on the front of this magazine is a member of the Construction Supply Specialist Group. While the majority of your work will be conducted with your local CSS Member, this store is part of a national network of stores that can provide you with exceptional service and support wherever you may be working in Australia. For more store locations, visit www.constructionsupply.com.au.

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Making fasteners safer

Major changes have been introduced to postinstalled and cast-in fastenings designed for use in concrete.

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The latest code compliant fastening systems!

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Pole Position

How Brisbane Fasteners helps Grand Slam sports

Structural Integrity

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Setting standards for fixings

Peace of mind in anchoring

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CSS: the name behind the names Welcome to another issue of the FAT Mag. My name is Jeff Wellard and I am fortunate enough to be the Managing Director of the CSS Group, the mob which is bringing you this interestingly named industry magazine. (Fasteners – Adhesives – Tools = F.A.T. Mag) Obviously we do not do this alone and we are very well supported and proud to be partners with some sensational companies that market some of the biggest and best known brands out there today, Their continuing participation and support of the group and its members goes a long way to ensuring we can produce a quality mag and that you get value for money when you deal with any of the independently owned and operated stores that are members of the CSS Group. Many of them are featured through articles and advertisements throughout this edition. A great many people are unaware of the fact that our group has 55 plus members (85 branches between them) Australia wide, we are supported by over 115 key suppliers and each and every member is an owner operator and generally works within the business. This is why CSS stores are being touted right around the industry as a ‘trade based destinations’ for

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people looking for competitive pricing, quality products, information, first class service and a genuine interest by people wanting to provide complete supply solutions. (By the way CSS does actually stand for Construction Supply Specialists but it could just as easily be Complete Supply Solutions because that is what we do.) Our combined market focus and diversification of membership allows us to offer our services across the CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL, ENGINEERING, MINING and CIVIL CONTRACTING industry segments and with literally hundreds and hundreds of years experience across the membership and our partnered suppliers, we have the where with all to solve just about any application swiftly, professionally and economically. All CSS members are independent operators but work to a standard of excellence that was developed and set in place to ensure all of us connected with the group understand the importance of our roles in what we do and how we do it at all levels of operation. We are dedicated to quality and excellence in all that we do, for all that we do it for and all that we do it with.

In this edition you will note a heavy emphasis on the new National Construction Code for Post Installed and Cast In Anchors which came into effect from 2016 and is a major step forward in our part of the industry. For far too long now there has been little if any effective industry based regulation governing the anchorages used in critical safety applications and we are 100% behind the new code and want everyone to be aware of it. From the outset, the main aim of having our own magazine was to provide you with a ‘product’ that offers plenty of information, some entertainment and the odd opportunity and I hope you think we do that. Thanks for taking the time to read the magazine and I hope it has provided you with a little of what we intended. Have a look at how to become one of our F.A.T. MATES by registering online at CSS (www. constructionsupply.com.au) and get cool stuff like special offers and opportunities. If you’re happy with the mag, please let others know, but on the other hand, if we can improve it, please let me know by dropping me an email. (jeff@cssgroup.com.au)  Best regards, Jeff


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Former Aussie rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club, Cameron Ling is now the new ambassador of WorkSafe Health and Safety Month. Cameron will help promote activities in Melbourne and across Victoria for the events set from 4-27 October. Mr. Ling said he was delighted to be WorkSafe’s ambassador. “Workplace safety is everyone’s business and I will do everything I can to encourage Victorians to learn more during Health and Safety Month,” he said. “Everyone has an interest in getting workers home safely at the end of the day because we all have family or friends who work.” Over 60 seminars will be held across the state, with topics ranging from general themes including the importance of mental health and wellbeing, and the rise of occupational violence, through to special interest issues like construction safety, managing fatigue in the transport sector, storing and handling dangerous goods, and return to work strategies. “WorkSafe is committed to keeping Victorian workers safe, and I am honoured to be asked to work on such a vital issue,” said Mr. Ling. 

Builders cautious about surge in approvals A jump in building approvals in July has been cautiously welcomed by the Master Builders Association. “While the jump in the July 2016 building approvals are welcome, caution needs to be exercised in interpreting the headline ‘surge’ in building approval numbers,” Wilhelm Harnisch CEO of Master Builders Australia said.

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CSS has donated $41,000 to help the families of children with EB, a rare disease that makes skin blister and peel at the slightest touch.

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Major changes have been introduced to post-installed and cast-in fastenings designed for use in concrete. By John Woodside

Making fasteners safer

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ustralia has now introduced two very major changes on how post-installed fasteners (fixings) are designed and specified into concrete in buildings from 2016. Specifiers, suppliers, users, design engineers and installers need to be urgently aware of these new requirements and how they will directly affect them. Why are these changes happening? Unfortunately, there have been numerous failures of fasteners in Australia and overseas, because of improper design, selection, and installation. New regulations have been implemented to improve the industry and prevent catastrophic failures occurring in the future.

Engineered Fasteners and Anchor Council (AEFAC) initiated this Standard. The new Standard was developed by an expert committee representing relevant organisations in the fastening industry. AEFAC has an excellent website with considerable technical information which can be downloaded for free. Find it at http://aefac.org.au . This new standard requires cast-in and all post-installed fasteners to be considered either safety-critical or non-critical fasteners. Safety-critical applications are defined as fastenings where failure may result in collapse or partial collapse of the structure, endanger human life and/or cause considerable economic

AS 1170 .1. Another example would be fastener for the hangers of suspended ceilings in a commercial building in accordance with the Ceiling Standard. Both types of fasteners would be regarded as safety critical applications which would need to be designed to the appropriate Australian Standards. However, fixing of timber battens to a concrete floor for timber flooring is unlikely to be a safety critical application. If in doubt, a safety-critical application should be adopted. The other important issue with the new Standard is that it assumes that the concrete into which the post-installed fixing, is to be placed, is cracked. The definition of cracked concrete

“These changes will have a dramatic impact on the selection of post-installed fasteners, as these new regulations are mandatory, for any future work where post-installed fasteners are used!” These changes will have a dramatic impact on the selection of post-installed fasteners, as these new regulations are mandatory, and a legal requirement for any future building work where postinstalled fasteners are used!

The first change The first change is the publication of the new design provisions for cast-in and post-installed fastenings into concrete for use in Australia. Published by Standards Australia in late 2015 it is titled Technical Specification, SA TS 101:2015 “Design of postinstalled and cast-in fastenings for use in concrete”. The organisation the Australian

loss. Non-critical applications would be fasteners into concrete where failure is not likely to endanger human life or result in a substantial economic cost. The determination of a SafetyCritical Application should be made by the design engineer or the person responsible for the installation if they have the necessary design skills. All safety-critical fasteners have to be designed for the appropriate design loads as set out in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2016. As an example, a postinstalled fastener for a balustrade post into a concrete slab in a domestic dwelling needs to be designed in accordance with

is concrete that is likely to experience cracking during its lifetime; justification would need to be provided if uncracked properties are adopted by a suitably qualified engineer by a stress analysis or similar. For further information on what constitutes cracked concrete, refer to the website at aefac.org. au/documents/AEFAC-TN06concrete.pdf Based on the criteria of safety critical fasteners, the suppliers of the post-installed fasteners will have to supply fasteners which have been tested to these conditions with the appropriate test certificates and design capacities for cracked concrete. Post-installed fasteners

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COVER STORY in cracked concrete are tested in accordance with European practices (ETA). Not all available fasteners will be suitable for cracked concrete or have test data. Particularly thin wall and cheaper fasteners such as the “loxin and dynabolt� style of fixing are not suitable and also some current chemical anchors will not be suitable as they have not been tested for cracked concrete. Also, the load capacities of post-installed fasteners into cracked concrete are significantly less than those for previously used for uncracked concrete. Those buying post-installed fasteners have a legal obligation to advise their supplier of these requirements and many post-installed fasteners you may have used in the past will no longer be suitable for safety-critical applications in cracked concrete. Suppliers also have an obligation to educate customers on their statutory requirements and the need for correct design.

The second change The second significant change which has occurred is the publication of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2016 which was adopted by all States and Territories on the 1 May 2016. There are three volumes which cover building construction in Australia. Volume 1 contains the requirements for multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings and structures and volume 2 contains the requirements for residential and non-habitable buildings and structures. Volume 3 covers plumbing and drainage.

Within volumes 1 and 2 of the NCC, there is a statutory requirement that all Post-installed and cast-in fastenings shall be determined according to: SA TS 101. (Volume 1-B1.4, (b) (iii) Postinstalled and cast-in fastenings: SA TS 101 and Volume 2-3.11.6 (f) (iii)). Because the clauses are in the structural sections of the NCC volume

does not mean that they do not apply for all sections of the building. Assuming that the design of the building is based on the deemed to comply methods, which most buildings are, then all post-installed fasteners must comply with SA TS 101. These requirements are mandatory and a legal obligation. This means post-installed fasteners must be designed by a suitably qualified and experienced engineer for the correct design loads (dead, live, wind and EQ as applicable) as set out in the Standards to comply with the statutory requirements of the NCC.

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Therefore, the designer of post-installed fasteners will need to establish the following. l Determine whether the post-installed fastener is safety-critical or not. l If it is safety critical fastening to choose a suitable fastener appropriate to the location which may be for


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example an expansion fastener, undercut fasteners or concrete screw fasteners or chemical fasteners. l For safety-critical fastener, the fastener has to be designed for cracked concrete and a suitable approved fastener provided by your fastener supplier and designed by your engineer for the correct loads. You cannot assume because the fixing has ETA approval it is adequate. No longer can post-installed fasteners be guessed, and they need to be designed for the specified loads. This will require specific engineering input or design advice from your supplier or others. l Determine the durability of the postinstalled fasteners for the exposure location. Zinc plated post-installed fasteners should not be used in external applications and galvanised finishes should be a minimum requirement. Also, be aware of dissimilar metals such as galvanising and stainless steel. It is always preferable to have the same grade of material for the base material and the fastener if possible to avoid this issue. For example, grade 316 fasteners could be used with stainless steel grade 316 material to be fixed. l Most types of pre-installed fasteners are sensitive to installation practice, and you should consider AEFAC Installer Training for your installers for critical fasteners. The importance of following the manufacturer installation procedures is vital. The installation requirements vary across products and from manufacturer to manufacturer who have technical data on installation. Many can provide on-site inspections and for heavily loaded fasteners possibly test them if required. The training of installers is frequently overlooked which can cause gross errors during installation that in turn could have catastrophic consequences. In the UK, SCOSS (Standard Committee on Structural Safety – www. structural-safety.org/) has also been concerned for some time at the use of structural fasteners where these so called ‘minor’ items have not received the design attention they deserve, given their safety-critical nature. Fixing problems make up 10% of all reports to CROSS and of these many have related to post-drilled fixings. See www.

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About the author John Woodside has nearly 50 years’ experience in the building industry both in Australia and overseas and is widely experienced in many aspects of buildings and construction including concrete and precast concrete and the design of cast in and post-installed fasteners. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious John Connell Gold Medal by the Structural College of Engineers Australia for his outstanding contribution to structural engineering and eminence in consulting engineering in Australia and overseas as a highly respected Principal of Connell Wagner. John was elected an Honorary Member of the Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA) in 2005 for his services to concrete. He assisted the National Precast Concrete Association of Australia in the preparation of the Precast Concrete Handbook, published in 2009.

structural-safety.org/media/358371/ sc-14-03-alert-on-tension-systemsand-construction-fixings-final-3march-2014.pdf Most fastener suppliers in Australia have a limited range of fasteners that will now comply. You may need to talk to wholesalers who have better access to a wider range of fasteners from specialist Europe manufacturers with the correct ETA approvals. An example of the use of approved fasteners is the soon-to-be completed new Royal Adelaide hospital where the structural engineers, W&G/KBR required all fasteners for all fixings for disciplines including building services and architectural components to be suitable for cracked concrete under design loads including EQ. This revolutionised the use of fasteners for that project. As part of your risk management, you need to change your choice and the design of post-installed fasteners immediately. Otherwise, you could expose yourself to legal action should failures occur for any building work commenced after the 1 May 2016, because of the use of incorrect postinstalled fasteners. Now that the new fastener standard is fully implemented, it is going to change the fastening and fixing industry forever and your approach to the use of post-installed fasteners. Users, you can no longer guess the

He has also assisted the Cement Concrete Aggregate Australia in reviewing and rewriting some of their technical manuals. He continues to provide specialist advice to the precast concrete industry and construction industry in structural matters from time to time.

post-installed fastener and buy the cheapest one possible, even with ETA approval. They will not comply with the statutory requirements unless they are designed and specified for your project by your engineer!  Disclaimer: The information presented by J Woodside Consulting Pty Ltd in this article has been prepared for general information only and does not in any way constitute recommendations or professional advice. While every effort has been made and all reasonable care taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this article, this information should not be used or relied upon for any specific application without investigation and verification as to its accuracy, suitability and applicability by a competent professional person in this regard. J Woodside Consulting Pty Ltd, its officers and employees and the authors and editors of this article do not give any warranties or make any representations in relation to the information provided herein and to the extent permitted by law (a) will not be held liable or responsible in any way; and (b) expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for any loss or damage costs or expenses incurred in connection with this publication by any person, whether that person is the purchaser of this publication or not. Without limitation, this includes loss, damage, costs and

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ICCONS® works in collaboration with ISO 9001 certified manufacturing partners to ensure high quality products and code compliant anchoring systems are brought to the Australian marketplace under either the ICCONS® brand or our global supply partner’s brand. We are proud to be offering numerous fastening systems with recognised global approvals for high performance mechanical and adhesive anchoring.

ICCONS® Australian distribution network provides national coverage like no other. With our sales support team, the ICCONS® dealer network is always available to assist on-site with training and technical recommendations. Complementing this service, the ICCONS® Commercial Engineering program provides engineering design support and expertise for our distribution partners and design professionals looking for innovative anchoring solutions that comply with the latest National Construction Code requirements. With warehouses throughout Australia, ICCONS® leads the way in supporting its distribution partners and their customers. 

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Pole Position While Grand Slam Sports equipment grew over the years, CSS member Brisbane Fasteners has helped them hold it all together. By Meg Crawford.

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rand Slam Sports Equipment has been one of Australia’s premier suppliers of sporting equipment for over 30 years and CSS member Brisbane Fasteners has been working with it for very nearly the same length of time. During those decades, Brisbane Fasteners has supplied nuts, bolts, screws and concrete anchors as Grand Slam’s sole provider of fasteners. Accordingly, when Grand Slam

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supplied equipment for stadiums for the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006 Brisbane Fasteners was there too, helping to hold it all together. Phil Harvey, Grand Slam’s founding director, is not a die-hard sporting fanatic as you may expect. “You’d think I would be, but I’m not,” Harvey says, with a chuckle. “Originally, I was in the timber industry and sold out of my business when I was about 30. 12

months on I found a small business that was making elite tennis-net posts and I bought that at the right price”. Soon after the company started building tennis courts and fabricating heavyduty equipment, including basketball and netball posts. The business outgrew its premises on several occasions and settled in an industrial premises in Brendale about 21 years ago. It’s now one of the largest manufacturers of its kind in


outdoor, including the basketball towers that you see in council parks and school grounds, and reversible towers for playing both basketball and netball.” In terms of indoor equipment, Grand Slam manufactures and supplies backboards and retractable roof systems for basketball, which can be winched back to the ceiling when not in use. Both of which will be International Basketball Federation (FIBA) compliant where required.

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While Grand Slam manufactures most of its equipment, it also imports some from overseas, including TORK winches from Canada, which it uses in its retractable indoor basketball systems. Harvey regards the company’s biggest growth area as basketball— particularly when it comes to indoor

The company’s range is by far wider though—it also supplies AFL and rugby goal posts, as well as rings, nets and posts for volleyball, netball, hockey and soccer. “Basically, if it’s steel or aluminium and goes on a sporting ground, we do it,” explains McHugh. “The manufacturing side of the business stems from these “WE BUILD THINGS steel-based TO LAST. ESPECIALLY products.” In addition, the GIVEN THAT WE ARE company supplies BUILDING THINGS padding and netting. Grand Slam has an TO SUIT AUSTRALIAN industrial machinist CONDITIONS.WE’VE GOT on site who makes all of the pads STRUCTURES WHICH and indoor and HAVE BEEN OUT THERE outdoor dividing nets and curtains. FOR 20 YEARS.” While Grand Slam NEIL MCHUGH, GENERAL MANAGER, generally sources GRAND SLAM SPORTS EQUIPMENT finished tennis nets from overseas, its machinist can also do custom nets. Historically, Grand Slam’s core clientele was made up of schools and stadiums. “We do them for schools, councils. More recently, project work universities, the army, prisons, the has become key to its operations lot,” he says. “It’s good to see—our as well. “For instance, where a new equipment is all over Australia.” stadium is being built, we will go in Neil McHugh, Grand Slam’s during the construction phase and General Manager and self-confessed supply a range of sports equipment, “sports tragic”, concurs with Harvey. which is typically, but not always indoor “Basketball is our mainstay—it would based,” McHugh explains. “We’ll put up account for about 50 to 60 per cent our roof structures, hang our dividing of our operation in sales on a monthly curtains and provide sleeves for all of basis,” he says. “The basketball the posts the school or council is going equipment covers both indoor and to use.” Construction Supply Specialists

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Given that most of its repeat business comes from schools and councils, Grand Slam also provides an extensive maintenance service. Grand Slam’s equipment is also super reliable. “We build things to last,” McHugh says. “Especially given that we are building things to suit Australian conditions. We are using galvanised material where possible and if something needs to go to a certain standard, we will usually go a few grades higher. We’ve got structures which have been out there for 20 years.” Brisbane Fasteners, also located in Brendale, has been working with Grand Slam now for over two decades. Gary Beeston, Brisbane Fasteners owner and director says that Grand Slam was one of its very early customers. “Grand Slam was located only a couple of streets away and before Brisbane Fasteners, no one was available to supply bolts,” Beeston recalls. “Brendale was hanging out for a

bolt supplier. I was the first to kick off. Grand Slam were one of our clients within the first year and we’ve been dealing with them ever since. They’ve grown as we have. It’s been a good relationship.” That the relationship between Grand Slam and Brisbane Fasteners is a good one and is mutually felt. “We’ve worked with them now for over 21 years,” Harvey says. “They’ve always had high quality gear and their service is great.” Indeed, the relationship between the two companies is only going to get better, especially since Grand Slam was awarded contracts to construct speciality structures for the stadium which is a venue for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018. This represents Grand Slam’s biggest boom period since 2008. Grand Slam is

“GRAND SLAM WERE ONE OF OUR CLIENTS WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR AND WE’VE BEEN DEALING WITH THEM EVER SINCE. THEY’VE GROWN AS WE HAVE. IT’S BEEN A GOOD RELATIONSHIP OVER THE YEARS.” GARY BEESTON, BRISBANE FASTENERS

working on the Carrara indoor sports centre—a purpose built structure for the Games, which will include 16 courts, one of which is a show court being built to FIBA level 1 certification. “Carrara is a big deal for us,” McHugh says. “Being able to secure such a high profile venue means that we’ll have a flagship supporting our strategic drive into the future.” 

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Peace of mind in anchoring

There is more clarity and consistency in dealing with safety-critical anchorages, now that we have a new anchoring standard.

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es, the 2016 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) has been updated. It now refers to SA TS 101:2015 (SA: Standards Australia, TS: Technical Specification) as “deemed-to-satisfy” in determining the structural resistance of an anchor connection. Fundamentally, SA TS 101:2015 (Design of Post-Installed and Cast-In fastenings for use in Concrete), covers minimum requirements for anchorage design and product prequalification that in turn satisfies the performance-based requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC).

Anchors Council (AEFAC). AEFAC is an expert committee representing relevant organisations in the Australian fastener industry and is responsible for the instigation and development of SA TS 101: 2015. Proudly, Hobson Engineering is one of the few founding members of AEFAC who saw the urgency to propose a standard that will give anchor connections the same level of technical depth and importance as structural steel and concrete structures. More information is available in the AEFAC website: www.aefac.org.au

Why the need for an anchor connection standard?

SA TS 101: 2015 is based on European Standards for anchorage design and product prequalification. Similarly, SA TS101:2015 covers the following:

In most cases, structural steel members are fastened to concrete by means of cast-in or post-installed anchors. AS4100 and AS3600 are well established standards for designing steel and concrete structures respectively. Before the introduction of SA TS101: 2015, there was no Australian Standard for concrete anchors that matched the level of technical detail offered by AS4100 and AS3600. For many years, engineers were left to decide what design model or standard to use for their anchor connections. In most cases, foreign standards and/or published anchor product information became the major basis for the connection design. There was a clear need to enhance the safety standards in anchoring and it led to the formation of the Australian Engineered Fasteners and

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What is SA TS 101:2015 all about?

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TS101:2015 is one of them.

Hobson Engineering and SA TS101 Even before SA TS 101:2015, Hobson Engineering has been supplying MKT® mechanical and chemical anchor products that have ETAs, specifically for customers who need anchor products that have the required approvals. MKT® products with ETA that Hobson Engineering carries conform to the requirements of SA TS 101 Appendix B. Hobson Engineering’s MKT® product portfolio remains strong and ready for the changes in the anchor industry as a result of the new National Construction Code (NCC) requirements. All MKT® approvals and product sheets can be easily downloaded from Hobson Engineering’s website (www.hobson.com.au). In parallel to the MKT® range, Hobson also has the Conxtruct® product group composed of products that are for ‘mainstream’ anchor applications that do not require the same detailed assessment information found in an ETA. This two-line approach, which similarly exists in advanced anchor markets like Europe and America, will help you serve your customers’ diverse anchor needs. The revised National Construction Code (NCC) and SA TS 101: 2015 further uplifts the level of safety and security in Australian structures. Hobson Engineering are ready and committed to giving you the commercial and technical support needed to help promote the positive changes that this new standard will bring. 


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7 ways to avoid dehydration Avoiding dehydration is critical to good health and maintaining daily physical and mental function. Here are seven tips to help maintain hydration levels. Tailor fluid intake guidelines to fit your lifestyle While the recommended daily fluid intake is 2.6-litres for an adult male or 2.1 litres for an adult female, this can vary depending on lifestyle and other factors. People who are highly active will need more fluids to stay hydrated, as do those who are exercising in hot or humid conditions where broad fluid consumption guidelines are recommend 250-300mL every 15-20 minutes—although a tailored program is recommended.

Consider what you eat Regular, healthy meals help your body stay hydrated while food also triggers fluid consumption. Milk, tea, soup, juice and fruits contribute to daily fluid intake, as do most other solid foods. However caffeine, high salt foods and high-protein diets can increase the risk of dehydration and should be consumed in moderation.

Where possible, have cool drinks Studies have shown that cool beverages (<22°C) are more appealing and are consumed more than warm drinks when exercising. Freezing bottles the night before or having cold fluids on site are ways to make hydration more attractive.

Choose drinks you like Another study has shown that flavoured beverages at ambient temperature are consumed at the same rate as chilled water. While enjoying the taste of a beverage encourages fluid intake and improves hydration, it is important to be wary of consuming too many sugary drinks. Health risks of sugary drinks include obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart and kidney disease, and stroke. Low-sugar or zero-sugar drinks should

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be chosen over soft drinks, energy drinks and high-sugar sports drinks.

Drink regularly instead of excessively The best way to stay hydrated is by regularly drinking smaller volumes of water. Keeping a drink bottle handy in a utility belt or having a hydration backpack is a great way to remember this. Sporadically consuming excessive amounts of water during and after physical activity is not a good hydration strategy and the overconsumption of water without replacing lost electrolytes can lead to hyponatremia, a serious condition where salt levels in the body become too low.

Replenish sodium (salt) and electrolytes Sodium and other electrolytes are mostly lost through perspiration and it is necessary to replace them to ensure good mental and physical performance. Regular healthy eating plays an important role in doing this, however during prolonged exercise or heat

exposure an electrolyte drink is beneficial as a fast and easy method of replenishing lost electrolytes. Some electrolyte drinks contain added branch chain amino acids which are necessary for the body and improve physical and mental performance.

Don’t rely exclusively on thirst Thirst is not always the most reliable sign of dehydration and you are likely already dehydrated by the time you are thirsty. In the workplace, implementing a programmed drinking schedule is recommended. Furthermore, the risk of dehydration increases in winter because cold weather suppresses the body’s sensitivity to thirst. It is important to know the other signs of dehydration which include heavy sweating, dark urine, dry mouth and skin, dizziness, headaches and confusion or loss of focus. For more information, contact us for a copy of THORZT’s Workplace Dehydration white paper. 


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are also able to assign locations or specific owners to each asset, providing accountability, and enabling easy information-sharing between the field and back-office. As a cloud based solution, updates and edits will be synchronised real-time throughout all levels of an organisation. Tool Reporting will be added to the ONE-KEY™ platform with the launch of M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Utility Crimpers & Crimpers. With the ability to wirelessly synchronise with the web based program, the user will be able to upload data and history to create custom reports that track the success and timing of electrical terminations. Furthermore, the ONE-KEY™ program

will assist in tracking the utilisation and service intervals of the tool to maximise uptime and keep inventory lean. Tool Control, will be a real corner stone of the Milwaukee One Key™ platform with the introduction of new M18 FUEL™ Drilling and Driving & Cutting products that will sync wirelessly to the ONE-KEY™ application. The ONE-KEY™ app will allow users to use pre-determined set-ups for specific fasteners and materials, or completely customise their own profile with torque and speed settings for the application at hand. With a touch of the button on the tool, users will be able to easily go back and forth between these saved profiles so that each application is done with the

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most accurate and productive settings. “If you think about the number of fasteners that require different speeds and torques, or the amount of repetitive applications that our users experience on a daily basis, there are hundreds of different tool profiles and setups that can be implemented,” says Mr Monch. “Tool Control will give users infinite customisation capabilities for various applications, allowing them to make small tweaks that make a huge difference to their everyday work lives.” Available for initial download in October 2016, ONE-KEY™ will be accessible by computer from the Milwaukee Tools website at www. milwaukeetools.com.au or by a mobile app interface on compatible Android and iOS smartphones. ONE-KEY™ is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology. 

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Doin’ it again Sidchrome Project Car Kombi edition was such a success the Sidchrome folks have decided to do it again – except this time it’s the ultimate muscle car: AC Shelby Cobra replica being built by Python Vehicles Australia. The Python guys have been building Cobras since 1979, and the South Melbourne workshop is also the birthplace of some beautifully built bikes, hot rods and all types of automotive exotica. It’s also ground zero for care and maintenance of exotic vehicles The Python Vehicles guys will customize a build to suit using Sidchrome Tools, and there’s even scope to vary a few bits and pieces for the Cobra itself. The Sidchrome Project Car Cobra will run a Ford Coyote V8 motor and a Tremec six-speed gearbox with a 224mm Ford diff and independent

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