Force 10 International – Building Systems

Force 10 International have just received CodeMark™ certification of their Force 10 Building System in Australia. Having already obtained New Zealand CodeMark™ Certification at the start of the year for the same product, CMI and Force 10 were eager to get the Australian Certification through.

The Force 10 Building System is a ready to be assembled building structure which consists of cold formed steel floor and roof framing, and prefabricated wall panel units. The Building System is normally constructed for one, two and three storey constructions.

To view the Force 10 Building System’s Australian Certificate check out the CMI Register and search their unique certification number, which is CMA-CM40123.

For more information about Force 10 International visit www.force10global.com.au

Hiandri – Bottom Plate Packers

CertMark International are excited to announce the New Zealand CodeMark™ Certification of Hiandri Solutions Bottom Plate Packers CMA-CM40028.

Hiandri Bottom Plate Packers is a system that lifts the whole frame above the floor, keeping bottom plates dry eliminating the need for DPC and allowing unwanted external moisture to escape

Hiandri packers are used in buildings that conform to NZS3604:2011 or where Specific Design is required.

For more information on Hiandri’s products visit www.hiandri.com.

 

Eastland Building – AAC wall and floor panels

Eastland Building Materials Co., Ltd have achieved CodeMark™ Certification for their AAC Floor Panels (CMA-CM40121) and AAC Wall Panels (CMA-CM40122).

Both of these products can be used within a timber or steel environment. The AAC Floor Panel is a steel reinforced AAC sheeting element that is installed onto steel or timber joists forming a platform flooring system, and the Wall Panel is a cladding wall element used to clad timber or steel framed buildings.

For more information about these two products or on Eastland Building Materials Co., visit their website www.eastlandchina.com.

What is Internal Auditing?

You may work in a company that has an Internal Auditor or an Internal Auditing department without ever knowing what exactly it is that they do.

The Institute of Internal Auditors says that internal auditing is “an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.”

What this means is that the internal auditor provides a formal monitoring service designed to add value and improve operations. That’s right folks, they add value.  Your internal auditor will systematically evaluate every aspect of the business to ensure that the systems, policies, procedures and controls in place are actually effective.  They will evaluate the data gathered and advise relevant parties of their findings. In some, but not all instances, the internal auditor will consult with management on findings.

So next time your friendly IA drops by your department to “pick on you”, remember they’re ensuring that your employer continues to exist and pay your wages!

Contact Us

For further information regarding Internal Auditing, please contact our friendly team members on 1800 237 862 or email info@CertMark.org.

Fletcher Aluminium – Smartfit

CertMark International would like to congratulate Fletcher Aluminium who have received New Zealand CodeMark™ Certification on their Smartfit Window and Door Installation System.

This pre-assembled system is for attachment of windows and doors into the external walls of buildings.  The Smartfit Systems are engineered in various configurations to suit site specific requirements.

To view Fletcher Aluminium’s Certificate check out the CMI Register and search their unique certification number, which is CMA-CM40120.

To find out more about Fletcher Aluminium’s products visit http://www.fletcheraluminium.co.nz/

The importance of correct test results

Certification can be a lengthy and drawn out process that can cost time and money to not only your organisation but your customers as well. To help keep this at bay there are helpful pointers that can be addressed before commencement of Accreditation. One of which is knowing the importance of correct test results.

What happens if I don’t have testing?
We are CertMark understand that not all products have testing conducted and as such we have staff members on deck that can write ‘Scope of Testing’. These documents actually specify what testing is required for your specific product.

I have testing, but I don’t know if it’s the right testing
For test data to be accepted for the Accreditation it has to be conducted by either NATA or ILAC accredited laboratories and testing facilities. This is keep consistency within the Scheme with the products being certified. If you have testing data and you are unsure if it is eligibility please contact one of our staff members to assist you.

I have test data, but it’s from another country. Can this be used?
With majority of our Clients importing from other countries, it’s no surprise that there may be no Australian or New Zealand test results conducted on the product. This does not mean that you are required to re-do the testing, in fact the Scheme was developed with this in mind, as well as the specific idea of new and innovative products that don’t necessarily have standards or clause in Australia and New Zealand and as such Testing Data from the respectable countries may be complicated to come by. Testing data from other countries is used and compared to what the standards would be in Australia by our Technical Experts and Engineers.

Contact Us
We at CertMark understand that the whole Certification process can be daunting and as such we have a team waiting to answer your questions in relation to certification.
If you would like to speak with a Team Member please contact our office or email info@CertMark.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!