For decades in Australia, builders and engineers have not been subject to any regulated regime in the selection, design or installation of concrete fasteners and anchors.

Internationally, there have been a number of serious failures of concrete fastening and anchoring systems in construction. This has been due to inadequate selection, design and/or defective installation. As a response, from 2016 the Australian National Construction Code (NCC) requires job specific tailored engineered concrete fixings/anchors for use with concrete…