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.