October – December 2016

Community News October - December 2016


Community News – Tom Drane Story

At CSS, we’ve been following (and sponsoring) 11-year-old Tom Drane on his quest to dominate the world of dirt bike racing. Last year Tom set out to win six Australian Championships. This update from Tom’s parents, Matt and Lisa Drane of MD Steel Fabrication in Forbes, NSW (a CSS member store): “Last year the Australian [...]

Community News October - December 2016


Project Cobra is Go!

Win Sidchrome and Python vehicals Australia’s Wild AC Cobra replica! Acouple of issues ago we had a look at Sidchrome’s Project Kombi. It was a work of auto art that involved apprentices from Chisholm TAFE and guys from the Australian VW Performance Centre. The result was a killer Kombi that was both functional and a cool street crusier. The VW was then given away to [...]

Brand Awareness October - December 2016


What is the ONE-KEYTM to Unlocking the Digital Jobsite?

Milwaukee Tools is about to launch a digital platform that will revolutionise the way you interact with workplace tools. Milwaukee Tool will pioneer the next industry-changing technology with the introduction of ONE-KEYTM, the first digital platform for jobsite tools. By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud based program, ONE-KEYTM will provide a new level of control and access to information that will revolutionise the way work gets done. This [...]

October – December 2016

MACK Launches Innovative New Boot to Protect Against Side Impact

The foot and ankle is about to get new levels of protection in the workplace. Impact injuries frequently occur in regions of the foot that are not protected by the toecap in standard safety footwear. To provide complete protection Mack has just released the all new Granite II that is certified to protect from impact over the entire top of the foot, side impact on the [...]

Need to Know October - December 2016


7 Ways to Avoid Dehydration

Avoiding dehydration is critical to good health and maintaining daily physical and mental function. Here are seven tips to help maintain hydration levels. Tailor fluid intake guidelines to fit your lifestyle While the recommended daily fluid intake is 2.6-litres for an adult male or 2.1 litres for an adult female, this can vary depending on lifestyle and other factors. People who are [...]

Need to Know October - December 2016

Peace of Mind in Anchoring

There is more clarity and consistency in dealing with safety-critical anchorages, now that we have a new anchoring standard. Yes, the 2016 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) has been updated. It now refers to SA TS 101:2015 (SA: Standards Australia, TS: Technical Specification) as “deemed-to-satisfy” in determining  the structural resistance of an anchor connection. Fundamentally, SA TS 101:2015 (Design of Post-Installed and Cast-In [...]

Industry In Action October - December 2016


Pole Position

While Grand Slam Sports equipment grew over the years, CSS member Brisbane Fasteners has helped them hold it all together. By Meg Crawford. Grand Slam Sports Equipment has been one of Australia’s premier suppliers of sporting equipment for over 30 years and CSS member Brisbane Fasteners has been working with it for very nearly the same length of time. During those decades, Brisbane Fasteners has supplied [...]

Need to Know October - December 2016



This Australian company is a specialist in providing the latest code compliant construction fastening systems with service! ICCONS® is an exciting Australasian construction products provider, dedicated to supplying a broad range of innovative product systems and services. With global iconic supply partners, ICCONS® specialise in providing the latest technology in Construction Fastening Systems, Power Tools and Accessories.The highly experienced team at ICCONS® has a proven track record [...]

Cover Story October - December 2016


Making Fasteners Safer

Australia has now introduced two very major changes on how post-installed fasteners (fixings)are designed and specified into concrete in buildings from 2016. Specifiers, suppliers, users, design engineers and installers need to be urgently aware of these new requirements and how they will directly affect them. Why are these changes happening? Unfortunately, there have been numerous failures of fasteners in Australia and overseas, because of improper design, selection, and installation.New regulations [...]

Community News October - December 2016


The Debra Foundation

CSS has donated $41,000 to help the families of children with EB, a rare disease that makes skin blister and peel at the slightest touch. In November this year, the spectacular, black-tie 2016 Cotton Ball will be held at the newly renovated Adelaide Convention Centre, on the banks of the river Torrens. While the night itself should be very [...]