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Australian Standards and their absolute adherence are essential to ensure the protection and safety of people living and working in residential and commercial buildings, driving cars, operating heavy machinery or commandeering boats.
View the Australian Standards relating to glass here.If If your solution is not covered in an Australian Standard it may be that an engineered solution is required and can be supplied by engineering professionals in accordance with the highest principals of the Standards.
AS 1288-2006 - Glass in Buildings-Selection & installation
Specifies procedures for the design, selection and installation of glass in residential and commercial buildings. Includes guidance for installation practice, based on proven techniques.
HB 125 - Glass & Glazing Handbook
Provides information on the various glass products available, to enable the consumer (glass purchaser/installer) and designer to choose the most appropriate product that meets their needs.This Handbook complements AS 1288 and AS/NZS 2208.
AS/NZS 2208:1996 - Safety glazing materials in buildings
Specifies the functional properties of various safety glazing materials, including toughened glass, laminated glass, wired glass, organic-coated glass and plastic. Two grades are covered, with different impact performance levels. Other requirements include size tolerances, weathering and ageing performance.
AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 - Structural design actions - Wind actions
Provides design values of wind actions for use in structural design. It is intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 1170.0, which gives the procedure for structural design. Wind speeds and direction factors are provided for a range of probabilities of exceedance. Other factors cover the environment around the structure, the geometry of the structure and the dynamic interaction of the structure with the wind.
AS/NZS 4667:2000 - 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.
AS 2047-1999 - Windows in buildings-Selection and installation
Specifies requirements for materials, construction, installation and glazing for windows, sliding doors, adjustable glass louvres, shopfronts, and window walls with one-piece framing elements.
AS/NZS 2080:2006 - Safety glazing for land vehicles
Specifies the requirements and includes methods of tests for flat and curved toughened and laminated safety glazing for windscreens and other glazing for land vehicles.
AS 3959-2009 - Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
Sets out requirements for the construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas in order to improve their performance when they are subjected to burning debris, radiant heat or flame contact generated from a bushfire.
Also includes a methodology for assessing categories of bushfire attack in respect of a site situated in an area that has been designated by a relevant authority as bushfire-prone.
Above text extracts are courtesy of SAIGlobal