FWPA Building Innovations

Connectors and Fitments

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  • Simpson Strong Tie Walls

    Simpson Strong Tie produces a wood panel called the Strong-Wall Shearwall, made with Oriented Strand Board (OSB) sheathing and glue-lam studs. Proprietary metal strips and connecting hardware... Read More

  • Sherpa architecural/structural connectors

    Sherpa make a variety of advanced timber connectors that are either hidden from view or are aesthetically minimalist in detailing, using high quality metal castings.    There are... Read More

  • Joists with reinforced service penetration openings

    Joist system with added features including pre-made service penetrations with matching pressed metal reinforcing i.e. for larger penetrations such as duct openings. Benefits The pressed metal... Read More

  • Expan Quick Connect

    Timber sleeve and steel bolt connector capable of moment transfer capacity that allows easy fabrication of portal frame components offsite, then very fast and simple assembly onsite. Can be used... Read More

  • ABUILD Flitches

    ABUILD™ Flitches* provide a means of reinforcing timber to increase the span of timber beams. Abuild comprises of a 50 mm x 50 mm x 2.4 mm thick or 3.8 mm or 6.0mm thick steel angles, spot... Read More

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About FWPA

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not for profit company, is the Australian forestry and wood  products industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results and generic promotions to the Australoian industry. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, investment in effective and relevant R&D and communication of the results to stakeholders. Read more about FWPA at www.fwpa.com.au

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Forest and Wood Products Australia
Level 11, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
Fax: +61 3 9927 3288
Email: info@fwpa.com.au