Engineered Building Products the only solution!
AN AREA of major concern for builders is ensuring the building products they use in the construction of a dwelling meets the desired design criteria for which they are intended. Using the wrong or an underrated product often results in re-work being ordered by building authorities and can be a major threat to a builder’s financial stability and long term reputation.
One way builders can be certain that they are not compromising the structural integrity of their job is by insisting on using only Engineered Building Products. Reputable suppliers support their products with technical data sheets and can provide engineering assistance should they be required to substantiate their work at a later date.
MiTek Australia has a huge range of EBPs, made to answer specific onsite needs. There’s everything from Bracing products to Girder Brackets, Hangers, Roof TieDowns, Small Fasteners, Wall Frame Ties…even Stainless Steel and Special Structural Products.
All are designed, engineered and manufactured to ISO9001 Standard and are rigorously tested and retested to ensure they pass and in most cases, exceed Australian Standards. In fact, all MiTek EBPs comply with the National Construction Code Series and Australian Standards.
Plus, to make selecting the right product for the right application easy, MiTek have produced the handy MiTek GUIDE Edition 2. This includes: Loading Code AS/ NZS 1170, plus it complies with the BCA 2010. Pages in the MiTek GUIDE Edition 2 are colour-coded and include detailed productby-product illustrations for easy, accurate reference to a huge range of EBPs.
The MiTek GUIDE Edition 2 takes all the guesswork out of choosing building products for specific uses. It will assist in the interpretation of Australian Standards AS 1684.2 ‘Residential Timber-Framed Construction’ and AS 4440. ‘Installation of nail plated roof trusses.’ The MiTek GUIDE will also help users choose the right fasteners and bracing products to comply with these standards. Plus, should a query be raised at a later date, there’s comfort in knowing you’ve used the MiTek GUIDE Edition 2 to ensure you’ve complied with the correct engineering requirements.
There’s also MiTek’s EasyCat App. This is probably the most important tool a builder or certifier can take onsite. MiTek’s FREE EasyCat App is an electronic catalogue of Engineered Building Products (EBPs) produced by MiTek Australia. It contains the latest data sheets and, where applicable, links to short, instructional videos demonstrating correct installation of EBPs.
The EasyCat App is easy to navigate, allowing the user to find facts fast with a ‘search’ feature – plus the ability to go straight to a ‘favourites’ section. EBPs are broken down into groups ie: Bracing, Girder Brackets, Roof Ties… and more. Having a ready-reference, handy, on-site tool like the MiTek EasyCat App makes so much sense. It gives you peace-of-mind you are using the right EBP for the right application. The best thing though: the MiTek EasyCat App is FREE; with regular updates (as products and/or Australian Standards change)…will also be FREE.
MiTek’s EasyCat App can be downloaded from the Mac App Store or the Google Play store so it works on both Mac and Android devices.
MiTek GUIDE Edition 2 (also FREE) comes in printed form...or can even be downloaded from the MiTek web site. Everyone involved in the design or construction of buildings should have a copy of the MiTek GUIDE…and EasyCat App.
So, with both of these handy, easy to access reference guides there’s no excuse for using the wrong… or incorrectly installed Engineering Building Product.