AS (Incorporating Amendment No. 1). Termite management. Part 1: New building work. AS This is a free 8 page. Changes to AS relating to termite management for pre-construction from 1 May This article was provided by AEPMA. The AS From the 1st of May the above Standard replaces AS If you are doing Pre-construction work you should get a copy of AS if you .
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It provides a clear path for compliance with AS New building work; which is a published document that provides a range of options for xs management that can be implemented during the construction of buildings and needs to be followed.
New Revised Standards for Termite Management
The AS suite of Standards were reviewed and updated in Ensure your builder is quoting the relevant section of AS The two documents have been developed for use in the National Construction Code and as a tool to assist builders, designers, regulators, manufacturers, installers, and assessors to provide constructions with managed termite risk across Australia.
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In practical terms, if an area cannot be easily re-treated, it is concealed and inaccessible. All members working in termite management at construction should have a copy 366.01 this Standard.
We would like to thank all AEPMA members who participated in the Standards development including making representations. Assessment criteria for termite management systems.
In some parts of Australia, it is common practice not to tie the slab to the footings, therefore an entry point exists in the cavity as the slab is not classed as being monolithic. This means that as of 1 May you will be required to comply with the new version of AS If a concrete slab is used as a component of a system, it in itself will not provide a complete termite management system.
What does this mean?
AEPMA’s concern is not about broader building practises, and whether a builder will construct the building to the correct Code or Specification, or if a certifier will accept something less than the Australian Standard. Assessment criteria for 36600.1 management systems In this instance, further protection would be required.
REMINDER: AS Termite Management Part 1: New Building Work
Each of these are “components” 36601, when integrated, will form a “full termite management system”. This is now under Section 7 of AS In relation to pavers on sand, these could be lifted and a treatment applied, however if they are on concrete, they would require a different approach.
There has been a transition period from the previous Standards to the New Standards, which will end qs 30 April Depending on the construction methods and site conditions, additional requirements will be necessary for service penetrations through the concrete slab.
Subfloor voids and undercroft areas that in ad terms have a working height of mm or more, would be easy to enter to re-apply a protection system; so only if the working height is less than mm will an additional method of installation be required. Questions have arisen around Section 7 of AS Representatives of government, industry, professional and consumer organisations constituted the Standards Australia technical committee BD Termites.
Please input your email: It provides a range of options for termite management that can be implemented during the construction of buildings. Further information and clarification can be obtained from your termite management systems’ manufacturers or product 36660.1.
Changes to AS 3660.1 relating to termite management for pre-construction from 1 May 2017
New Building Work replaces the edition from Changes aas AS Both revised documents are part of a series on termite management: 3660.11 members will need a copy of this Standard.
AEPMA’s interpretation of Concealed and Inaccessible Areas Concealed and inaccessible areas are any section of a structure that are not accessible for visual inspection, or application of a termite management treatment, without the treatment being invasive.
The Committee will now turn its attention to AS