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    Termite management New building work

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  11-12-2000

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 3660.1-2000 TERMITE MANAGEMENT - NEW BUILDING WORK
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    7 - FOREWORD
    8 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND APPLICATION
    8 - 1.1 SCOPE
    9 - 1.2 APPLICATION
    9 - 1.2.1 General
    9 - 1.2.2 Building Code of Australia
    9 - 1.3 UNSPECIFIED SYSTEMS AND MATERIALS
    9 - 1.4 INTERFACE BETWEEN NEW AND EXISTING WORK
    9 - 1.5 CONSTRUCTION AT OR NEAR BOUNDARY
    10 - 1.6 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    10 - 1.7 DEFINITIONS
    10 - 1.7.1 Bridging
    11 - 1.7.2 Breaching
    11 - 1.7.3 Parging
    11 - 1.7.4 Perimeter Barrier
    11 - 1.7.5 Termite resistant
    11 - 1.7.6 Inspection zone
    12 - SECTION 2 PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
    12 - 2.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    12 - 2.2 GENERAL
    12 - 2.2.1 Barrier systems
    12 - 2.2.2 Attachments to buildings
    12 - 2.2.3 Bridging and breaching of termite barrier systems
    12 - 2.3 SPECIFIC
    12 - 2.3.1 Concrete slabs as termite barriers
    12 - 2.3.2 Sheet material barriers
    12 - 2.3.3 Graded particle barriers
    12 - 2.3.4 Chemical barriers
    14 - SECTION 3 DEEMED-TO-SATISFY REQUIREMENTS-GENERAL
    14 - 3.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    14 - 3.2 BUILDING SITE MANAGEMENT
    14 - 3.3 STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS BELOW TERMITE BARRIERS
    15 - 3.4 MIXED CONSTRUCTION
    15 - 3.5 ATTACHMENTS TO BUILDINGS
    15 - 3.6 BRIDGING AND BREACHING
    15 - 3.7 REQUIREMENTS FOR SUSPENDED FLOORS
    15 - 3.7.1 General
    15 - 3.7.2 Access for visual inspection
    15 - 3.7.3 Clearance from masonry components
    15 - 3.7.4 Drainage
    16 - 3.8 DOCUMENTATION
    17 - SECTION 4 DEEMED-TO-SATISFY REQUIREMENTS-CONCRETE SLABS
    17 - 4.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    17 - 4.2 GENERAL
    17 - 4.3 SLAB-ON-GROUND
    17 - 4.3.1 General
    17 - 4.3.2 Joints and penetrations
    19 - 4.4 SLAB EDGE EXPOSURE
    20 - 4.5 SUSPENDED SLABS
    20 - 4.5.1 Design and construction
    20 - 4.5.2 Penetrations and joints
    21 - SECTION 5 DEEMED-TO-SATISFY REQUIREMENTS-SHEET MATERIALS
    21 - 5.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    21 - 5.2 GENERAL
    21 - 5.3 MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
    21 - 5.4 FABRICATION OF METAL SHIELDS
    21 - 5.4.1 Sheet metal shields
    22 - 5.4.2 Woven stainless steel mesh shields
    23 - 5.5 INSTALLATION OF SHIELDING
    23 - 5.5.1 General
    24 - 5.5.2 External walls
    24 - 5.5.3 Internal substructure walls
    24 - 5.6 SPECIFIC CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
    24 - 5.6.1 Changes in floor levels
    27 - 5.6.2 Isolated piers, posts and stumps
    27 - 5.6.3 Anchorage
    28 - 5.6.4 Service pipes and similar connections
    28 - 5.6.5 Attachments and other structures
    29 - SECTION 6 DEEMED-TO-SATISFY REQUIREMENTS-WOVEN STAINLESS STEEL MESH
    29 - 6.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    29 - 6.2 GENERAL
    29 - 6.3 MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
    29 - 6.3.1 Woven stainless steel mesh
    29 - 6.3.2 Parging material
    29 - 6.3.3 Electrolytic corrosion
    30 - 6.4 LAPPING AND JOINTING
    30 - 6.5 INSTALLATION
    30 - 6.5.1 General
    30 - 6.5.2 External walls in conjunction with concrete slab
    34 - 6.5.3 Penetrations
    34 - 6.5.4 Joints
    37 - 6.5.5 Under slab
    40 - 6.5.6 Poles, posts or stumps
    40 - 6.5.7 Access ramp
    40 - 6.5.8 Rendered walls
    41 - SECTION 7 DEEMED-TO-SATISFY REQUIREMENTS-GRADED STONE PARTICLES
    41 - 7.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    41 - 7.2 GENERAL
    41 - 7.3 MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
    41 - 7.3.1 Stone particles
    41 - 7.3.2 Storage and handling
    41 - 7.3.3 Seals or capping
    41 - 7.3.4 Termite shields
    42 - 7.4 INSTALLATION
    42 - 7.4.1 General
    42 - 7.4.2 External walls
    49 - 7.4.3 Penetrations
    49 - 7.4.4 Joints
    51 - 7.4.5 Under slab
    51 - 7.4.6 Suspended floors
    53 - 7.5 POLES, POSTS OR STUMPS
    54 - 7.6 ACCESS RAMPS
    55 - SECTION 8 DEEMED-TO-SATISFY REQUIREMENTS-CHEMICAL SOIL BARRIERS
    55 - 8.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    55 - 8.2 GENERAL
    55 - 8.3 CHEMICAL REQUIREMENTS
    55 - 8.4 RESTRICTIONS ON AREAS OF APPLICATION
    55 - 8.5 SOIL PREPARATION
    56 - 8.6 METHOD OF APPLICATION AND INSTALLATION
    56 - 8.6.1 General
    56 - 8.6.2 Horizontal barrier
    56 - 8.6.3 Vertical barrier
    56 - 8.6.4 External perimeter barrier
    57 - 8.7 STAGES OF APPLICATION
    57 - 8.8 AREAS OF APPLICATION
    57 - 8.8.1 General
    60 - 8.8.2 Under slab
    61 - 8.8.3 Suspended floors
    63 - 8.8.4 Poles, posts or stumps
    64 - APPENDIX A - INSTALLATION OF TERMITE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    64 - A1 DURABLE NOTICE
    64 - A2 CERTIFICATE OF INSTALLATION
    65 - APPENDIX B - ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT WOOD-FEEDING SPECIES OF SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES IN AUSTRALIA
    66 - APPENDIX C - NATURALLY TERMITE-RESISTANT TIMBERS
    66 - C1 SCOPE
    66 - C2 GENERAL
    66 - C3 TERMITE RESISTANCE
    67 - C4 AVAILABILITY
    67 - C5 LIST OF NATURALLY TERMITE- RESISTANT TIMBERS
    69 - APPENDIX D - PRESERVATIVE-TREATED TIMBER
    69 - D1 GENERAL
    69 - D2 PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT
    70 - APPENDIX E - SOIL SAMPLING PROTOCOL FOR TESTING HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL CHEMICAL SOIL BARRIERS
    70 - E1 GENERAL
    70 - E2 SAMPLING PROCEDURE
    70 - E2.1 Sampling personnel
    70 - E2.2 Sampling tool
    70 - E2.3 Sampling method
    71 - E2.4 Handling the sample
    72 - E3 ANALYSIS
    72 - E3.1 Determination of chemical concentration
    72 - E3.2 Calculations
    72 - E3.3 Strategy
    72 - E3.4 Sample remnants
    72 - E4 Reporting results

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    Sets out requirements for the design and construction of subterranean termite management systems for new buildings and ground level extensions and renovations. It includes provisions for both physical and chemical termite barriers throughout mainland Australia. It is intended for builders, building designers, regulatory authorities, termite management system manufacturers and installers, and those people requiring termite management systems, This Standard is the 1st part in a series of 3 Standards on termite management.

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    This Standard sets out requirements for the design and construction of subterranean termite(‘termites’) management systems for new buildings and ground level extensions or renovations. It includes performance criteria, general requirements and deemed-to-satisfy solutions for both physical and chemical termite barriers throughout mainland Australia. A range of options is provided so that barriers may be used either singly, or in combination, to provide an integrated termite barrier system.The Standard includes methods to deter concealed entry by termites from the soil to the building above the termite barrier system.A TERMITE BARRIER SYSTEM CONSTRUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS STANDARD CANNOT PREVENT TERMITE ATTACK, AS BARRIERS MAY BE BRIDGED OR BREACHED. WHERE TERMITES BRIDGE BARRIERS THEEVIDENCE MAY BE DETECTED DURING INSPECTIONS.NOTE: The diagrams used in this Standard are indicative only and are deemed to meet theperformance criteria outlined in Section 2. The diagrams apply to domestic constructiontechniques; however, they may be applied to other forms of construction and interpolation may berequired. Some diagrams may have construction details such as damp proof courses, vapourbarriers, and the like, omitted for clarity.This Standard does not apply to the following:(a) The treatment of existing buildings (see Note 1).(b) Drywood termite infestations. The systems described herein will not be effectiveagainst concealed access by drywood termites nor termite nests established without soil contact.(c) Durability, maintenance and inspection procedures or details. These are outside thescope of this Standard.NOTES:1 The treatment of existing buildings is covered in AS 3660.2.2 Issues such as the detection of termite infestation, and the necessity and accessibility for regular, competent inspections can be found in AS 3660.2. It is recommended that access forinspection, maintenance and durability issues are considered as part of the design process.3 It is stressed that the installation of a termite barrier system does not negate the need for regular competent inspections after installation.4 Activities such as turfing, paving and landscaping adjacent to the building might compromise the inspection zone clearances required throughout the Standard. Where it is known that these activities will be undertaken, the clearances given in the Standard may need to be increased to maintain the required minimum inspection zones.5 Barrier systems will not be effective where the nest is established inside the building and hasno contact with the soil.

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    Committee BD-074
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status AvailableSuperseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as AS CA43-1966.AS CA50 first published 1968.Revised and redesignated AS 1694-1974.AS CA43-1966 revised and redesignated AS 2057-1977.AS 2178 first published 1978.AS CA50-1968 withdrawn 1979.Second edition AS 2057-1981.Third edition 1986.Second edition AS 2178-1986.AS 1694-1974, AS 2057-1986 and AS 2178-1986 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS 3660-1993.Revised and redesignated in part as AS 3660.1-1995.Second edition 2000. Originated as AS CA43—1966. Previous edition AS3660.1—1995. Second edition 2000.

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    AS 2338-1980 Preferred dimensions of wrought metal products
    AS 2543-1983 Nomenclature of Australian timbers
    AS 3600 SUPP 3-1991 Concrete structures - Extracts from AS 3600 Concrete structures - Concrete construction requirements (Supplement to AS 3600-1988)
    AS 1449-1994 Wrought alloy steels - Stainless and heat-resisting steel plate, sheet and strip
    AS 3600 SUPP 2-1990 Concrete structures - Extracts from AS 3600 - Concrete structures - Concrete materials requirements (Supplement to AS 3600-1988)
    AS 1720.2-2006 Timber structures Timber properties
    AS 1720.2-1990 Timber structures - Timber properties
    AS 2338-2004 Preferred dimensions of wrought metal products
    AS/NZS 4680:2006 Hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings on fabricated ferrous articles (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 4680:1999 Hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings on fabricated ferrous articles
    AS 1141.22-1996 Methods for sampling and testing aggregates - Wet/dry strength variation
    AS 3600-1994 Concrete structures
    AS 2870-1996 Residential slabs and footings - Construction
    AS 1604-1997 Timber - Preservative-treated - Sawn and round

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    AS 2870-1996 Residential slabs and footings - Construction
    AS 3660.3-2000 Termite management Assessment criteria for termite management systems
    AS 3959-2009 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
    AS 2870-2011 Residential slabs and footings
    SA HB 108-2013 Timber design handbook
    AS 4773.2-2010 Masonry in small buildings - Construction
    AS 3959-1999 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
    AS 1860-1998 Installation of particleboard flooring
    AS/NZS 3500.5:2000 National Plumbing and Drainage - Domestic installations
    WS12-2012 Impact Assessment for Moisture-affected Timber-framed Construction
    AS 3660.2-2000 Termite management In and around existing buildings and structures - Guidelines
    AS 5604-2003 Timber - Natural durability ratings
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