Officially declared in February 2008, the National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt-up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction is being progressively adopted in all states. To help the industry understand the requirements of the new code, National Precast is running two half-day workshops in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney throughout May and June 2010.
The first workshop, entitled “Precast + Safety: Designing for Safety Using the National Code,“ has been developed for engineers, builders and precast manufacturers. Topics include duty holder responsibilities, proposed penalties, design, risk management, handling, storage and transport, and the effect of construction on existing structures.
The second workshop, entitled “Precast + Safety: Erecting with Safety using the National Code,” is aimed at builders, erectors and precast manufacturers. Topics include duty holder responsibilities, proposed penalties and the stages of the erection process (including planning, safe work method statements, bracing and propping, superimposed loads and levelling shims).
National Precast will also continue to run its successful one-day seminars, “Introduction to Precast for Structural Engineers,” is for the less-experienced engineer and those who wish to build their skills in using precast concrete.