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AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS

STANDARDS


The following is an outline of key standards relating to glass selection and performance.


The Building Codes of Australia refer to Australian Standard AS1288  which is a deemed to comply document.   The building Codes provisions for energy efficient glazing in each region impact on solar control and thermal insulation glass selection.


AUSTRALIAN STANDARD AS1288 - Glass in buildings. - Selection and           installation  - Glazing in Building.

Specifies procedures for the design, selection and installation of glass in  buildings, includes guidance for installation practice, based on proven techniques.  Design loads including windload are selected from AS/NZS1170.0 or AS/NZS1107.2 or AS4055


AS/NZS2208 - Safety glazing materials in Buildings


Glass that is installed where safety glass is required must be manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS2208.  This is the standard that safety glazing materials are product certified to for use in Australia and New Zealand.


AS/NZS4666 - Insulating glass units


This  standard sets out the performance requirements and guidelines on the selection and installation of insulating glass units


AS/NZS4667 -  Quality requirements for cut to size processed glass


Sets out the quality requirements for cut sizes of flat, transparent, clear ordinary annealed, tinted heat-absorbing, patterned and wired glass for general glazing and/or further processing.


AS3555.1 Testing and rating for intruder resistance


Intrude resistant panels identifies the testing and performance level for the specification of glass against physical attack


AS/NZS2343 - Bullet resistant panels and elements


Specifies the requirements for bullet resistant panels and elements according to their performance in preventing penetration by projectiles discharged from firearms under controlled conditions.


AS3959 - Construction of Building in Bushfire Prone Areas


Specifies the minimum construction requirements for each defined Bushfire Attack Level (BAL)


AS1530.8.1 Tests on elements of construction for  buildings exposed to           simulate bushfire attack


The testing procedure for which glazing materials should be measured to enable items to be used in lieu of the relevant BAL  as outlined in AS3959.  This is relevant to BAL up to an including BAL40


AS1530.4 - Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and          structures.


Fire resistance tests of elements of building construction.  This standard applies to heating conditions, test procedures and criteria for the determination of fire resistance of an element of building construction.  In most cases a single test, carried out in accordance with this Standard establishes the fire resistance for the element of construction concerned.


AS/NZS1170 - Structural design actions.


There are four parts which cover general principles; permanent, imposed and other actions; wind actions; snow and ice actions.