Products Compliance in accordance with SA TS 101:2015 as referenced in the 2016 NCC
Designing, specifying and testing of Post installed anchors in Australia has always been a difficult proposition with heavy reliance on international standards as well as manufacturer guidance creating a confusing landscape for designers and installers.
On 23rd December 2015 a new Australian technical specification was published by Standards Australia for cast-in anchor channel and post-installed fasteners.
SA TS 101:2015 “Design of post-installed and cast-in fastenings for use in concrete” covers the design, testing and qualification provisions in concrete only for safety critical applications in buildings.
On 1st May 2016, SA TS 101:2015 was released as a primary referenced document in the 2016 National Construction Code (NCC) Volumes 1 & 2. Driven by an industry need to develop local performance based minimum requirements for post-installed anchors, SA TS101:2015 is the first Australian document to formally address Design, Installation and Assessment of Post-installed Anchors and cast-in channels for safety critical applications in concrete.
Safety critical applications are defined as those where failure may result in the collapse or partial collapse of the structure, endanger human life and/or cause considerable economic consequences i.e. structural connections and supports for critical services in high importance buildings like hospitals.
The testing and assessment regime stipulated in SA TS 101:2015 is based on the relevant European technical approval guidelines (ETAG’s) and/or European Assessment Documents (EAD’s). Post-installed anchors that hold a current ETA meet the testing and assessment criteria stated in SA TS 101:2015.
ICCONS® are totally committed in leading the way towards a safer construction industry and as part of this commitment have released a proprietary range of ETA approved chemical and mechanical anchoring systems that comply with SA TS 101:2015 as referenced in the 2016 National construction code (NCC).
ICCONS® understand that maintaining compliance to new standards can be a daunting task for many. With the release of SA TS 101:2015, ICCONS® has developed a new “Australian Specific” NCC™ identification symbol. Look for the ICCONS® NCC™ symbol of compliance and be confident your anchors comply!
ICCONS® contracts ISO 9001 certified manufacturing partners to ensure high quality products and code compliant anchoring systems are brought to the Australian marketplace under the ICCONS® brand or our global supply partner’s brand .
Over the last 5 years there has been a significant move by the Australian fastening industry to promote the need for a higher level of engineering standards and requirement for code compliant anchoring systems particularly with specific European approvals ( ETA) being the benchmark references required.
ICCONS® is proud to be offering numerous fastening systems with recognized ETA approvals for high performance mechanical and adhesive anchoring under both ICCONS® and our supply partners Friulsider and B+Btec Brands.
For additional local engineering support ICCONS® contracts the services of Melbourne Testing Services (NATA) and external independent engineering consultants to test materials for compliance to relevant required standards and assist in ICCONS® design criteria.
Further Engineering Support is provided through ICCONS® technical sales representatives who are trained and equipped to conduct proof load testing on site if required.
Training on correct anchors installation is provided to installers using ICCONS® materials and certificates of competency are issued to those successfully trained.
For further information of the Engineering support contact ICCONS® directly 03 9706 4344.