NZS4210, NZS4230 & AS/NZS2699
Tie selection is based on variables including tie type, expected loading (seismic and wind), veneer weight and exposure.
Requirements for different wall tie types are given in AS/NZS2699.1, NZS4210 and the related NZS3604, NZS4229 and NZS4230 present schedules for different veneer types, weights and situations.
These schedules should be read in light of recent changes in the requirements of the loading code AS/NZS1102.
Typically ties should not be spaced at more than 600mm horizontal x 400mm vertical centres. Ties should be long enough to extend at least half way into the veneer.
Ancon is exhibiting at the 2016 NZ Bridges Summit on 1st - 2nd November in Auckland. The conference is endorsed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and we will be showcasing our BT range of threaded reinforcement couplers, our MBT range of bolted couplers and various Lifting Systems including our brand new EdjPro Narrow Anchor system.
Having recently identified issues with the performance of some batches of reinforcing steel supplied to us, we have introduced batch testing for all reinforcement used in combination with our BT coupler system in New Zealand to ensure compatibility.