Australian Engineered Fasteners and Anchors Council

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

  • Technical Seminar: AS/NZS 1252 High Strength Steel Bolts with Associated Nuts
    Date: 8 May 2017 (Melbourne), 9 May (Sydney), 22 May (Adelaide), 23 May (Perth), 30 May (Brisbane)
    This seminar covers important design and procurement updates you must know. Significant improvements to the Standard include:

    • Strengthening of normative requirements around testing and product conformity

    • A new section on performance requirements of the bolt assembly and normative requirement for 'assembly testing'

    • A new EN 14399-3 Type HR property class 8.8 'alternative assembly type'

    • A new EN 14399-3 Type HR property class 10.9 'additional assembly type'

    • New definition of performance requirements for bolts suitable for torque-controlled tensioning

    • The new Part 2: Verification testing, which finally provides procurers with a unified transparent testing regime to ensure product compliance.


    Time: Registrations 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start to 7.30 pm finish
    Cost (includes presentation and refreshments):
    $15.00 ASI member
    $25.00 Non-members

    Visit the ASI website for location details and to register.

    Download the event flyer [PDF, 450KB]

  • AEFAC Installer Certification Program - Sydney
    Date: 21 June 2017
    University of Sydney, Darlington Campus

    The AEFAC Installer Certification Program is initiated to train and equip installers with necessary knowledge and skills to perform installation at the highest level. A certified installer must be capable of assessing ambient conditions, concrete condition, materials, equipment, and tools for installing mechanical and chemical anchors.
    To register email aefac@aefac.org.au. Download the event flyer [PDF, 1MB]


  • AEFAC - ASI National Seminar Series by Prof. Rolf Eligehausen author of Anchorage in Concrete Construction
    Dates: 7 March 2017 (Brisbane), 8 March (Sydney), 9 March (Melbourne), 14 March (Perth)

    This joint Australian Steel Institute (ASI)/AEFAC seminar will cover:

    • The key areas in anchor design covering both post-installed and cast-in anchors.

    • Factors and design principles including various failure modes in tension and shear, as well as the design of supplementary reinforcement.

    • How the underlying design methodology embedded in Standards Australia Technical Specification 101 "Design of post-installed and cast-in fasteners for use in concrete" (SATS 101) may be used in the building industry to design safety-critical fastenings to concrete that comply with the requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC).


    Download the event flyer [PDF, 145KB] or register online


  • AEFAC Installer Certification Program
    Date: 13 December 2016 Venue: Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn

    The AEFAC Installer Certification Program is initiated to train and equip installers with necessary knowledge and skills to perform installation at the highest level. A certified installer must be capable of assessing ambient conditions, concrete condition, materials, equipment, and tools for installing mechanical and chemical anchors.


    To register please contact aefac@aefac.org.au


  • AEFAC - Concrete Institute of Australia Technical Events in Launceston and Hobart
    Dates: 17 October 2016 (Launceston) and 18 October 2016 (Hobart)

    Program
    Part 1 - TS101: Design of post-installed and cast-in fastenings for use in concrete (Launceston):
    This seminar will demonstrate how TS 101 may be used in the building industry to design safety-critical fastenings to concrete that comply with the requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC).
    Part 2 - National Installer Certification program for mechanical and chemical anchors (Hobart):
    The AEFAC Installer Certification Program is part of a safety framework for product pre-qualification, design and installation of fastenings to concrete for safety-critical applications in Australia.

    Launceston
    • Monday 17 October
    • The Boathouse on Northbank, 55A Lindsay St, Invermay
    • 4 to 6pm

    Hobart
    • Tuesday 18 October
    • Derwent Sailing Squadron, 23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay
    • 4 to 6pm

  • AEFAC - Engineers Australia seminar in Melbourne: Australian Design of Fastenings to Concrete
    Date: 11 October 2016
    Engineers Australia, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne


    Since its publication in 2005, SA TS 101 has been referenced in Volumes 1 and 2 of the 2016 National Construction Code (NCC), introducing consistency and certainty for the building and construction industry.

    This seminar demonstrates how TS 101 may be used in the building industry to design safety-critical fastenings to concrete that comply with the requirements of the NCC.
    Download the presentation (PDF) for this event.

  • The AEFAC Installer Certification Program pre-launch in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane!
    Dates: 18 May (Sydney), 1 June (Perth), 7 June (Brisbane)
    First time offered in NSW, WA and QLD!
    Special pre-launch discount, limited places only.

    The AEFAC Installer Certification Program has been developed to promote best practice for installation and to safeguard human lives and is recommended by Standards Australia TS 101:2015 Design of post-installed and cast-in fastenings for use in concrete.

    • 18 May 2016, Sydney, University of Sydney, Darlington Campus
    • 1 June 2016, Perth, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus
    • 7 June 2016, Brisbane, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

    Full details are available in the flyer and registration form.
    Download the flyer and registration form (PDF) to learn more!

  • Prof Rolf Eligehausen from the University of Stuttgart presenting at IStructE seminar
    Date: 7 March 2016
    Venue: The University of Melbourne, Parkville

    The first part of this seminar provides an overview of the background to the new Australian design guidelines for post-installed and cast-in anchors published as Standards Australia Technical Specification 101 - 2015.

    The second part of the seminar presents findings from an extensive testing program that explores the performance beyond currently available design guidelines and reveals the true capacity for applications involving anchors close to an edge loaded in shear. A new and innovative analytical design model calibrated on the experimental program that evaluates failure modes and predicts the failure load of anchorages will be presented.

  • The AEFAC Anchor Installer Certification Program will be held soon at Swinburne University of Technology
    Date: TBA
    Venue: Swinburne University of Technology

    The AEFAC certification program is based on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Adhesive Anchor Installer Program but has been extended to include mechanical anchors and adapted for Australian practice.
    A certified installer must be capable of assessing ambient conditions, concrete condition, materials, equipment, and tools for installing mechanical and chemical anchors.

    Register your interest to find out more!

  • The 4th AEFAC Anchor Installer Certification Program was held at University of South Australia
    Date: 25 February 2016
    Venue: University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus

    The AEFAC Anchor Installer Certification Program is designed to verify that certified installers possess the necessary skills to properly install chemical and mechanical anchors as per manufacturer's installation instructions.

  • Concrete Institute of Australia networking event: What's new in concrete
    Date: 24 February 2016
    Venue: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

    The Australian Engineered Fasteners and Anchors Council (AEFAC) has developed guidelines for the specification, performance, field testing, and certification of anchors in concrete as well as an Installers Certification Program. These guidelines will become mandatory and provide a consistent approach to anchor design and installation Australia wide. This presentation provides an overview of these achievements.

  • The third AEFAC Anchor Installer Certification Program was held at Swinburne University of Technology
    Date: 17 September 2015
    Venue: Swinburne University of Technology

    The AEFAC certification program is based on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Adhesive Anchor Installer Program but has been extended to include mechanical anchors and adapted for Australian practice.

  • Concrete 2015 conference
    Date: 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2015
    Venue: Pullman Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

    • AEFAC Installer Certification Program by Lee, Heath and Gad
    • Fasteners to concrete: Failures and solutions by Heath, Lee and Gad
    Download Fasteners to concrete: Failures and solutions presentation PDF

  • The second AEFAC Anchor Installer Certification Program was held at Swinburne University of Technology
    Date: 24 June 2015
    Venue: Swinburne University of Technology

    The AEFAC certification program is based on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Adhesive Anchor Installer Program but has been extended to include mechanical anchors and adapted for Australian practice.

  • The inaugural AEFAC Anchor Installer Certification Program was launched at Swinburne University of Technology
    Date: 4 Feb 2015
    Venue: Swinburne University of Technology

    The AEFAC certification program is based on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Adhesive Anchor Installer Program but has been extended to include mechanical anchors and adapted for Australian practice.
    A certified installer must be capable of assessing ambient conditions, concrete condition, materials, equipment, and tools for installing mechanical and chemical anchors


    Download AEFAC certification program images

  • Concrete Institute of Australia seminar: Anchoring/Fixing/Grouting – the Devil's in the Detail
    Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2015
    Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road , West Ryde NSW 2114

    This seminar covers key considerations for the design and installation of post-installed and cast-in anchors, including the upcoming AEFAC Standard for specification of fasteners and the recently launched AEFAC Installer Certification Program.

    Presenters:
    Dr David Heath, National Technical Manager of AEFAC & Swinburne University of Technology
    Mr Ramil Crisolo, Member of AEFAC Technical Committee & Chief Engineer of Hobson Engineering Company
    Mr Andrew McFarland, ITW Construction Systems ANZ


    Download AEFAC presentation

  • Concrete Institute of Australia breakfast seminar: Chemical Anchoring for Construction
    Date: Wednesday, 13th August, 2014
    Venue: Regal Park Motor Inn, North Adelaide

    This two stage event targets design engineers and contractors.
    First Stage: - Introduction of the AEFAC organisation into South Australia
    Second Stage: - Chemical Anchoring in Construction
    Presenters :
    Dr David Heath, National Technical Manager of AEFAC & Swinburne University of Technology
    Mr Gary Connah, Chair of AEFAC Technical Committee & Technical Manager of Ancon Building Products
    Download Chemical Anchoring for Construction Flyer

  • Concrete Institute of Australia half day seminar: Chemical Anchoring for Construction
    This exciting two stage event will be very enlightening to a number of disciplines within the construction industry.
    First Stage: - the introduction of the AEFAC organisation into Tasmania
    Second Stage: - Chemical Anchoring in Construction
    Presenters :
    Mr David Heath, Director of AEFAC - Swinburne University of Technology
    Mr Andrew Coumaros, National Engineering Manager for Ramset - ITW Construction Systems

  • Australian Steel Institute Half Day Seminar Series
    • BRISBANE     (Tuesday 20 November), James Murray-Parkes and Ramil Crisolo
    • SYDNEY    (Wednesday 21 November), Gary Connah and Mike Coburn
    • ADELAIDE    (Thursday 22 November), Gary Connah and Joe Rametta
    • MELBOURNE (Tuesday 27 November), Neil Hollingshead and Tarun Joshi
    • PERTH        (Thursday 29 November), James Murray-Parkes and Ramil Crisolo
    Download ASI seminar series 2012 Brochure

  • Concrete Institute of Australia national seminar series – Anchoring & Precast – Lift, Fix & Prosper
    AEFAC is pleased to be a sponsor of the visit by Prof Rolf Eligehausen to Australia and his national tour as part of the Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA) National Seminar Series in March 2013. See below for seminar details.
    PERTH     (Tuesday 5 March)
    MELBOURNE (Thursday 7 March)
    SYDNEY    (Monday 11 March)
    BRISBANE (Thursday 14 March)

  • Structural Branch - Victoria Division, Engineers Australia
    Post-Installed Anchors - Selection, Design & Installation: Fasteners are not just fasteners
    Seminar, 14th August, 2012
    Download Post-Installed Anchors Flyer

  • Concrete Institute of Australia
    Post-Installed Chemical Anchors - Securing Safety and Quality
    Seminar and laboratory demonstration, 24th July, 2012
    Download Post-Installed Chemical Anchors Flyer

  • Association of Consulting and Structural Engineers Victoria
    Medium Duty Chemical and Mechanical Post-Installed Anchors
    Seminar and laboratory tour, 14th June, 2012
    Download Medium Duty Anchors Flyer

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