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    Walking tracks Infrastructure design

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    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  16-03-2001

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 2156.2-2001 WALKING TRACKS - INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 OBJECTIVE
    7 - 1.3 APPLICATION
    7 - 1.4 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.5 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.5.1 Access structure
    7 - 1.5.2 Barrier
    7 - 1.5.3 Boardwalk
    7 - 1.5.4 Cableway
    8 - 1.5.5 Deck
    8 - 1.5.6 Effective fall height
    8 - 1.5.7 Foundation
    8 - 1.5.8 Ladder
    8 - 1.5.9 Landing
    8 - 1.5.10 Live load (imposed action)
    8 - 1.5.11 Pedestrian bridge
    8 - 1.5.12 Platform
    8 - 1.5.13 Ramp
    8 - 1.5.14 Dead load (permanent action)
    8 - 1.5.15 Stile
    8 - 1.5.16 Stairway
    8 - 1.5.17 Structure
    8 - 1.5.18 Structure deck height
    8 - 1.5.19 Suspension bridge
    9 - 1.5.20 Track
    9 - 1.5.21 Track Class
    9 - 1.5.22 Walking track structures
    9 - 1.5.23 Wire crossing
    9 - 1.6 NOTATION
    9 - 1.7 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    10 - SECTION 2 DESIGN OF STRUCTURES
    10 - 2.1 GENERAL
    10 - 2.2 LIMIT STATE DESIGN
    10 - 2.2.1 Serviceability limit state
    10 - 2.2.2 Strength and stability limit states
    10 - 2.3 LIVE LOADS
    11 - 2.4 LATERAL LOADING
    11 - 2.5 SNOW AND ICE EFFECTS
    11 - 2.6 DESIGN OF SUPPORTS
    11 - 2.7 LIVE LOADS ON BARRIERS
    11 - 2.7.1 Basic live load
    11 - 2.7.2 Load combinations for barriers
    13 - SECTION 3 SAFETY FROM FALLING
    13 - 3.1 GENERAL
    13 - 3.2 PROVISION OF BARRIERS
    14 - 3.3 ASSESSMENT OF FALL IMPACT SURFACE
    15 - 3.4 BARRIER CONSTRUCTION
    17 - SECTION 4 STAIRS AND LADDERS
    17 - 4.1 GENERAL
    17 - 4.2 STAIRS
    17 - 4.3 LADDERS
    17 - 4.4 STAIRWAYS AND LANDINGS
    18 - 4.5 STILES
    19 - APPENDIX A - BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF THIS STANDARD
    19 - A1 GENERAL
    19 - A2 SUGGESTED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
    19 - A2.1 Risk and policy considerations
    19 - A2.2 Field manuals
    20 - A2.3 Certification considerations
    20 - A2.4 Choice of track class and structures
    20 - A2.5 Records
    20 - A2.6 Other considerations
    21 - APPENDIX B - INTENDED DESIGN LIFE
    21 - B1 GENERAL
    21 - B2 LOWER DESIGN LIFE
    21 - B3 HIGHER DESIGN LIFE
    22 - B4 RECOMMENDED EXPECTED LIFE
    22 - B5 TIMBER DURABILITY
    23 - APPENDIX C - DESIGN FOR LIGHT MAINTENANCE VEHICLES

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    Specifies design methods and loads for use in the structural design of walking tracks. It covers boardwalks, galleries, pedestrian bridges (including wire crossings), platforms (for viewing), ladders, stairways, stiles and barriers.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for the structural design of walking track structures, to protect natural and cultural assets and for use as aids to recreation in outdoor areas where the environment is the focus of recreational activities.The general design of tracks including their layout, environmental management, aesthetics, and pathway design is not covered by this Standard.The structural design criteria given in this Standard take into account factors such as location, expected use and type of recreational opportunity through reference to the track classifications given in AS 2156.1.The following structures and parts of structures are covered in this Standard:(a) Boardwalks.(b) Galleries.(c) Pedestrian bridges, including wire crossings. (d) Platforms (for viewing).(e) Barriers.(f) Stairways.(g) Ladders.(h) Stiles.This Standard does not cover structures intended to carry livestock (e.g. horses) or vehicles (including bicycles and light maintenance vehicles).NOTES: 1 This Standard is intended primarily to be applied to new structures; however, existing structures may be assessed using the criteria given in this Standard. The track class should be specified before structural design of new structures commences.2 For structures such as huts, shelters, barbecues, toilets, vehicle bridges, heritage structures, lookout towers, jetties and launch ramps, the approving authority should be referred to.3 Background information and guidance for the use of this Standard is given in Appendix A.4 Information on durability is given in Appendix B.5 Information on design for light maintenance vehicles is given in Appendix C.

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    Committee CS-029
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Pending Revision indicates that as a result of the Aged Standards review process, the document needs updating. If no project proposal, meeting the quality criteria, is received within the 12 month timeframe, the document shall be withdrawn.
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published as AS 2156.2-2001.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1428.2-1992 Design for access and mobility Enhanced and additional requirements - Buildings and facilities (Reconfirmed 2015)
    AS 1170.1-1989 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Dead and live loads and load combinations
    AS 1170.3-1990 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Snow loads
    AS/NZS 1892.1:1996 Portable ladders Metal
    AS 1657-1992 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders - Design, construction and installation
    AS 1428.1-1998 Design for access and mobility General requirements for access - New building work
    AS/NZS 1892.3:1996 Portable ladders - Reinforced plastic
    AS 1170.2-1989 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Wind loads
    AS 1170.4-1993 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Earthquake loads

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    AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions
    AS/NZS 1170.0:2002 Structural design actions General principles
    AS/NZS 1170.1 SUPP 1:2002 Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions - Commentary (Supplement to AS/NZS 1170.1:2002) (Reconfirmed 2016)
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