This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee BD-007, Glazing and Fixing of Glass, to supersede AS 1288—1994.
The objective of this Standard is to provide uniform direction for the use and installation of glazing throughout Australia to allow its use in legislation, and to clarify technical definitions.
This Standard will be referenced in the Building Code of Australia 2006; thereby superseding AS 1288—1994, which will be withdrawn in 12 months from the date of publication of this Standard.
When revising this Standard, consideration was given to the existing human impact safety requirements of AS 1288—1994 and NZS 4223.3:1999 Code of practice for glazing in buildings Part 3: Human impact safety requirements, as well as BS 6262-4, Glazing for buildings, Part 4: Safety related to human impact.
The most significant changes of this revision include the following:
Change from permissible design stresses for wind loading to Ultimate Limit State design.
New design charts for wind loading based on ULS and taking into consideration panel aspect ratio.
Introduction of new and increased areas of safety glass in locations subject to high risk of human impact.
New section on installation requirements for glass.
New sections and detailed specifications for overhead glazing, balustrades, faceted glazing and fin-supported glazing.