Australian walling system manufacturer AFS Walling Solutions has taken another major leap forward, with its LOGICWALL system achieving CodeMark certification.
. This reinforces that the product complies with the National Construction Code (NCC)* and AS3600-2009 (Concrete Structures) and evidences its suitability for use in the design of a concrete structure.
“This single certificate of conformity will save architects, engineers, builders, specifiers and certifiers valuable time in ensuring LOGICWALL is fully compliant and fit for purpose – benefiting key stakeholders at every stage of a construction project,” says AFS Technical Manager Dr Adnan Malik.
AFS is a division of building products leader CSR, and its decision to undertake CodeMark certification was also about continuing its parent company’s tradition of constantly refining the company’s internal processes, providing peace of mind for clients and continuing to show leadership within the construction industry.
Prior to receiving CodeMark certification, users of AFS LOGICWALL had to review significant documentation, test certificates and reports to confirm it complied with the National Construction Code (NCC) and AS3600-2009 (Concrete Structures) – a time consuming process.
“Achieving CodeMark certification means that individual durability, fire resistance, weatherproofing, acoustic and thermal performance test documentation is now confirmed in a single overarching, universally accepted document, which will mean considerable time savings for clients,” Dr Malik says.
“The end-to-end nature of the CodeMark certification means users can specify the LOGICWALL system with complete confidence that it complies with all relevant aspects of the National Construction Code (NCC) and AS3600-2009 (Concrete Structures). Another key advantage is that the principle certifier must accept that the product complies with all the relevant standards, which is of great benefit to the client.
“At AFS we have focused on designing an innovative, compliant product to meet the requirements of the building community – and this certification bolsters that.”
CodeMark is an independent building product certification scheme administered by the Australian Building Codes Board. It supports the use of new and innovative building products by providing a nationally and internationally accepted process for them to be assessed for compliance with the requirements of the building codes of Australia.
AFS’s LOGICWALL system is a permanent formwork system for concrete walling for external and internal applications. Hard-wearing fibre cement sheets are bonded to galvanised steel stud frames to create lightweight sandwich panels that are used in multi-level construction projects.
The system has been used in landmark projects around the country, including the Enoggera Barracks in Queensland; the award-winning Condor Tower in Perth; the multi award winning Stella Apartment development in Success, WA; East Quarter in the Sydney suburb of Hurstville; and the Lilyfield Housing Development in NSW, which was the first multi-unit residential development in Australia to achieve a 5-star rating and the first social housing scheme in the country to gain a Green Star rating.