- Publication no: ABC2017-065-17
- Published: 21 April 2017
Post-installed and cast-in anchors are commonly used in safety-critical applications in buildings and large infrastructure projects. This paper discusses the new Standards Australia Technical Specification TS 101:2015 which is the first Australian document providing deemed-to-satisfy provisions for the design of fastenings to concrete.
TS 101 provides a consistent approach in designing anchors which is aligned with international practice. It also sets the minimum requirements for prequalification of anchors covering both suitability and admissible service conditions. In addition, the paper discusses the overall safety framework for fastenings to concrete which includes installation quality and field testing. Requirements to satisfy the 100 years of design life in road structures are also briefly discussed.