BS 8539:2012 Selection and Installation of Post-Installed Anchors in Concrete & Masonry
Thursday, 16 January 2014 at 18:00 (GMT)
BS8539:2012 Selection and Installation of Post-installed Anchors in Concrete & masonry
|Date :||Thursday 16th January 2014|
|Time :||6:00pm (Refreshments) for 6.30pm Start|
|Venue:||Best Western Reading Moat House, Mill Lane, Sindlesham, Nr Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 5DG|
Mirka Valovicova - Fishcher Fixings Ltd
An important development which promotes the best practice and safety within the construction industry is the publication of the British Standard – BS 8539: 2012 Code of practice for the selection and installation of post-installed anchors in concrete and masonry. This code is intended to set out the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders involved in the use of construction fixings in the UK from manufacturers and specifiers through distributors to contractors, installers and testers. It highlights the importance of anchors, especially for safety critical applications where failure of the fixing could result in risk to life or serious economic consequences.
The seminar will provide introduction to this British Standard and give the background to the introduction of the code, providing examples of the bad practice and fixing failures, why they happened and how they could be avoided.
Talk will also highlight requirements of the new BS Code of Practice such as fixings must be selected following the correct design methods and all selection criteria to be considered. If anchor specification needs to be changed and alternative anchor supplied, the full Change Management procedures must be followed to eliminate any risks of inferior product being used.
The learning objectives are to raise awareness of this important new document with consultants involved with the specification of fixings, helping them to understand their own roles and responsibilities in broad terms along with those of other stakeholders to whom they relate.
Fischer fully support this positive development as the new BS Code of Practice is expected to improve the way fixings are selected, tested and installed, making them safer while protecting everyone’s liabilities.
Mrs Mirka Valovicova possesses a Master Degree from Technical University of Bratislava in Slovak Republic. She studied at Faculty of Civil Engineering and gained a honour 1:1 degree in Building Engineering. For the last 17 years Mirka has been working for Fischer Fixings UK Ltd in various roles within a Technical Department. During the last 6 years she has been working as Technical Manager. Mirka is an experienced engineer and well known expert within the fixing industry. She has detailed knowledge of anchor selection and the latest regulations and guidance related to anchors technology.