New proposed truss design standard
A draft of an Australian Standard for the design of timber roof trusses has been completed and submitted to Standards Australia for approval as a project proposal. This project was undertaken with funding support from FWPA, Pryda, MiTek, Mulitnail, the Frame & Truss Manufacturers’ Association (FTMA) and Standards Australia.
This need for this Standard had resulted from a Coroner’s report following the tragic truss collapse event in South Australia. This Standard will provide confidence to design professionals, building authorities as well as State Governments in the continued use of timber roof trusses in both residential and commercial buildings.