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    Structural design actions General principles

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    Published date:  04-06-2002

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Provides the procedure for structural design. It includes design procedures, reference to design actions (other parts of the series), combinations of actions, detailing for robustness, methods of analysis and methods for confirmation of a limit states design. It also covers the use of special studies and experimental testing and, for New Zealand, criteria for selection of annual probability of exceedance. Information is given in appendices on selection of serviceability criteria.

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    This Standard specifies general procedures and criteria for the structural design of a building or structure in limit states format. It covers limit states design, actions, combinations of actions, methods of analysis, robustness and confirmation of design.The Standard is applicable to the structural design of whole buildings or structures and theirelements.This Standard covers the following actions:(a) Permanent action (dead load).(b) Imposed action (live load).(c) Wind.(d) Snow.(e) Earthquake.(f) Liquid pressure.(g) Ground water.(h) Rainwater ponding.(i) Earth pressure.NOTES:1 Where this Standard does not give information required for design, special studies should be carried out. Guidance is given in Appendix A.2 Where testing is used to determine data for design or to confirm a design, guidance on methods is given in Appendix B.3 Normal design practice is that all likely actions be considered. Any actions considered indesign that are not in the above list should be the subject of special studies, as they are not covered by this Standard.4 Additional information on other actions such as movement effects, construction loads and accidental actions is given in the Commentary (see Preface).5 Movement effects include actions on structures resulting from expansion or contraction of materials of construction (such as those due to creep, temperature or moisture content changes) and also those resulting from differential ground settlement. Serviceability may be particularly affected by such actions.6 Guidance on criteria for serviceability is given in Appendix C, which have been found to be generally suitable for importance level 2 buildings. Structures of special importance or structures where more stringent criteria are appropriate may require the stated criteria to be tightened.

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    Committee BD-006
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Draft Amendment 3 see DR 02591 CP First published in Australia as part of AS CA1-1933.Second edition AS CA1-1939.AS CA1-1939 revised and redesignated in part as Int 350-1952.Int 350-1952 revised and redesignated in part as AS CA34.1-1969.AS CA34.1-1969 revised and redesignated as AS 1170.1-1971.Second edition AS 1170.1-1981.AS 2867 first published 1986.Third edition AS 1170.1-1989.First published in New Zealand as part of NZS 1900:1964.NZS 1900:1964 revised and redesignated in part as NZS 4203:1976.Second edition NZS 4203:1984.Third edition NZS 4203:1992.AS 1170.1-1989, AS 2867-1986, and NZS 4203:1992 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part as AS/NZS 1170.0:2002. Originated in Australia as part of AS CA1-1933. Originated in New Zealand as part of NZS 1900:1964. Previous Australian editions AS 1170.1-1989 and AS 2867-1986. Previous New Zealand edition NZS 4203:1992. AS 1170.1-1989, AS 2867-1986, and NZS 4203:1992 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part as AS/NZS 1170.0:2002. Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 1 (January 2003). Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 2 (November 2003). Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 4 (April 2005). Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 3 (April 2011). Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 5 (September 2011).

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    AS 2156.2-2001 Walking tracks Infrastructure design
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    HB 77.6-1996 Australian Bridge Design Code Steel and Composite Construction Code
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    HB 77.8-1996 Australian Bridge Design Code - Railway Supplement (Sections 1-5) Code
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    AS/NZS 1576.1:1995 Scaffolding General requirements
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    AS 1418.15-1994 Cranes (including hoists and winches) - Concrete placing equipment
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    HB 77.1-1996 Australian Bridge Design Code General
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    AS 4678-2002 Earth-retaining structures
    AS 3962-2001 Guidelines for design of marinas
    AS 2159-1995 Piling - Design and installation
    ISO 22111:2007 Bases for design of structures General requirements
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    AS 1418.10-1996 Cranes (including hoists and winches) - Elevating work platforms
    AS 1418.16-1997 Cranes (including hoists and winches) Mast climbing work platforms
    HB 77.7-1996 Australian Bridge Design Code Rating Code
    HB 77.4-1996 Australian Bridge Design Code Bearings and Deck Joints
    AS 2327.1-1996 Composite structures - Simply supported beams
    AS 1418.8-1989 Cranes (including hoists and winches) (known as the SAA Crane Code) - Special purpose appliances
    AS 1418.6-1988 Cranes (including hoists and winches) (known as the SAA Crane Code) - Guided storing and retrieving appliances

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