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    The demolition of structures

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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1991

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 2601-1991 THE DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURES
    4 - PREFACE
    4 - 1 Reorganization of contents
    4 - 2 Deletion of contractual requirements
    4 - 3 Performance format
    4 - 4 New inclusions
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.4 NEW OR ALTERNATIVE METHODS
    7 - 1.5 HEALTH AND SAFETY
    7 - 1.5.1 Health and safety of the public
    8 - 1.5.2 Health and safety of site personnel
    9 - 1.6 PROTECTION
    9 - 1.6.1 Protection of adjoining buildings
    9 - 1.6.2 Protection of immediate environment
    10 - 1.6.3 Protection of site
    10 - 1.7 PLANNING AND EXECUTION
    10 - 1.7.1 General
    10 - 1.7.2 Investigation
    11 - 1.7.3 Work plan
    11 - 1.7.4 Execution
    11 - 1.8 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
    11 - 1.8.1 General
    11 - 1.8.2 Cranes
    11 - 1.8.3 Gas and flammable liquids' containers
    12 - SECTION 2 METHODS OF DEMOLITION
    12 - 2.1 GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
    12 - 2.1.1 Supervision
    12 - 2.1.2 Stability of the structure
    12 - 2.1.3 Loading on floors
    12 - 2.1.4 Loading against walls
    12 - 2.1.5 Protection of openings
    12 - 2.1.6 Glass
    12 - 2.1.7 Weather
    12 - 2.1.8 Site access
    12 - 2.1.9 Access within the structure
    12 - 2.1.10 Disconnected services
    12 - 2.2 SEQUENTIAL METHODS
    12 - 2.2.1 General
    13 - 2.2.2 Manual demolition
    13 - 2.2.3 Mechanical demolition from ground level
    13 - 2.2.4 Mechanical demolition from above ground level
    14 - 2.3 INDUCED COLLAPSE METHODS
    14 - 2.3.1 General
    14 - 2.3.2 Felling by pulling with ropes or chains
    14 - 2.3.3 Felling by direct pushing or pulling
    14 - 2.3.4 Collapse induced by explosives
    15 - SECTION 3 PROCEDURES FOR PARTICULAR BUILDINGS STRUCTURES AND MEMBERS
    15 - 3.1 GENERAL
    15 - 3.1.1 General requirements
    15 - 3.1.2 Deemed-to-satisfy procedures
    15 - 3.1.3 Low-rise construction
    15 - 3.2 MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS
    15 - 3.2.1 General
    15 - 3.2.2 Lift systems
    15 - 3.3 INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING PLANTS AND THE LIKE
    15 - 3.3.1 General
    15 - 3.3.2 Tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
    16 - 3.4 ROOF AND FLOOR SYSTEMS
    16 - 3.4.1 Pitched roofs
    16 - 3.4.2 Domed, vaulted, or arched roofs
    17 - 3.4.3 Flat roofs
    17 - 3.4.4 Steel-framed floor systems
    17 - 3.4.5 Concrete-framed floor systems
    19 - 3.4.6 Beams in beam-and-slab construction
    20 - 3.4.7 Prestressed slabs and beams
    20 - 3.5 COLUMNS AND WALLS
    20 - 3.5.1 General
    20 - 3.5.2 Steel columns
    20 - 3.5.3 Felling concrete columns
    21 - 3.5.4 Masonry walls
    21 - 3.5.5 Concrete walls
    22 - 3.6 BASEMENTS AND OTHER BELOW-GROUND STRUCTURES
    22 - 3.6.1 General
    22 - 3.6.2 Prevention of flotation
    22 - 3.7 INDEPENDENT TOWERS, MASTS AND CHIMNEYS
    22 - 3.7.1 Steel lattice towers and masts
    23 - 3.7.2 Masonry chimneys
    23 - 3.7.3 Steel chimneys
    23 - 3.7.4 Concrete chimneys (in-situ and precast)
    25 - 3.8 DAMAGED, OR RUINOUS BUILDINGS
    25 - 3.9 REMOVAL OF DANGEROUS OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
    25 - 3.9.1 General
    25 - 3.9.2 Removal of asbestos
    25 - 3.9.3 Removal of other materials
    26 - APPENDIX A - DEMOLITION CHECKLIST
    26 - A1 PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS
    26 - A1.1 Legal
    26 - A1.2 Structural
    26 - A1.3 Services
    26 - A1.4 Site
    26 - A2 WORKPLAN
    27 - A3 EXECUTION
    27 - A3.1 Preliminaries
    27 - A3.2 Daily checks
    28 - APPENDIX B - CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS
    28 - B1 GENERAL
    28 - B2 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
    28 - B2.1 General
    28 - B2.2 General conditions
    28 - B2.3 Special conditions
    28 - B2.4 Plans
    29 - B2.5 Specification
    29 - B3 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
    29 - B4 OTHER MATTERS
    30 - APPENDIX C - NOTES ON THE DEMOLITION OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
    30 - C1 BACKGROUND
    30 - C1.1 Historical
    30 - C1.2 Prestressed concrete
    30 - C1.3 Methods of prestressing
    32 - C2 DEMOLITION
    32 - C2.1 Identifying prestressed members
    33 - C2.2 Hazards
    33 - C2.3 Demolition techniques
    35 - APPENDIX D - CERTIFICATION AND QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL
    35 - D1 GENERAL
    35 - D2 CERTIFICATION
    35 - D3 QUALIFICATIONS
    36 - APPENDIX E - REFERENCES ON THE ASSESSMENT OF FIRE-DAMAGED STRUCTURES

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    Sets out requirements for the planned demolition of buildings and certain other structures so that the risk of injury to the public and site personnel, and the risk of damage to adjacent property and the immediate environment, is minimized. Does not apply to major civil engineering structures such as bridges or dams. Covers the methods and safety procedures which are applicable to demolition works in general, as well as deemed-to-satisfy procedures for some types of structures and members. Deals with both manual and mechanical demolition techniques including those employing specialized earthmoving-type machinery. Also includes a number of informative appendices covering the demolition of prestressed concrete structures, some contractual considerations, qualifications of site personnel and a contractor checklist.

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    This Standard sets out requirements for planning and carrying out the demolition of the whole or part of a structure so that the risk of -(a) injury to the health or person of the public and site personnel; and (b) damage to the immediate environment; will be minimized.This Standard applies to the demolition of buildings and their appurtenances intended for use as places of domicile, work, recreation, or assembly and the independent structures specifically mentioned in Clause 3.7.This Standard is not intended to apply to the demolition of road and railway bridges, or of other specialized civil engineering structures such as dams or nuclear reactors.

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    Committee BD-059
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Under Revision see DR 01009 First published as AS 2601-1983.Second edition 1991. First published as AS 2601-1983. Second edition 1991.

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

    AS 1891-1983 Industrial safety belts and harnesses
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1716-1984 Respiratory protective devices
    AS 2161-1978 Industrial safety gloves and mittens (excluding electrical and medical gloves)
    AS 3569-1989 Steel wire ropes
    AS 2550-1982 Cranes - Mobile, tower and derrick - Selection and operation
    AS 1418.1-1994 Cranes (including hoists and winches) - General requirements
    AS 1337-1984 Eye protectors for industrial applications
    AS 2436-1981 Guide to noise control on construction, maintenance and demolition sites
    AS 2187.2-1993 Explosives - Storage, transport and use - Use of explosives
    AS 1336-1982 Recommended practices for eye protection in the industrial environment
    AS 1801-1981 Industrial safety helmets
    AS 1418.5-1995 Cranes (including hoists and winches) - Mobile and vehicle-loading cranes
    AS 1270-1988 Acoustics - Hearing protectors
    AS 1576-1974 Code of practice for metal scaffolding (known as the SAA Metal Scaffolding Code)
    AS 3012-1990 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites
    AS 2294-1990 Earth-moving machinery - Protective structures
    AS 2187.1-1998 Explosives - Storage, transport and use Storage
    AS 2210-1980 Safety footwear
    AS 2430.1-1987 Classification of hazardous areas - Explosive gas atmospheres
    AS 1940-1993 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 3700 SUPP 4-1992 Masonry in buildings (known as the SAA Masonry Code) - Extracts from AS 3700 - Masonry construction requirements (Supplement to AS 3700-1988)
    AS 3700 SUPP 5-1992 Masonry in buildings (known as the SAA Masonry Code) - Extracts from AS 3700 - Masonry housing requirements (Supplement to AS 3700-1988)
    AS 3700 SUPP 3-1992 Masonry in buildings (known as the SAA Masonry Code) - Extracts from AS 3700 - Masonry materials requirements (Supplement to AS 3700-1988)
    AS 3700-1998 Masonry structures
    AS 1418.4-2001 Cranes (including hoists and winches) - Tower cranes
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