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  • AS 2121-1979

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    The design of earthquake-resistant buildings (known as the SAA Earthquake Code)

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

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-11-1979

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Contains rules for design of buildings, parts of buildings, and fixing of non-structural elements and mechanical services in building areas of low and medium seismicity in Australia. A map (A0 size, see AS 2121 M) and list of major towns are given indicating those parts of Australia for which the design rules apply. This zoning is related to seismic activity recorded to date in Australia, and is based on criteria related to worldwide experience of building performance and behaviour under actual earthquake loading. The design rules are intended to provide a reasonable assurance of survival in buildings under earthquake loading in each of the zones identified on the seismic zone map. A separate part of the Standard is provided for each zone, with an introductory general part and a part on structural analysis applicable to all zones, where zone requirements include the execution of such an analysis. The Standard does not apply to special structures requiring consideration of earthquake events of very low probability, such as nuclear power stations, dams, or industrial or commercial buildings with unusual hazards or high economic consequences of failure. Non-engineered domestic construction is also effectively excluded. The Standard includes an explanatory 'Commentary' for most of the rules and appendices.

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    Committee BD-006
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    AS 3516.2-1998 Siting of radiocommunications facilities - Guidelines for fixed, mobile and broadcasting services operating at frequencies above 30 MHz
    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 1684-1992 National Timber Framing Code
    AS/NZS 1576.1:1995 Scaffolding General requirements
    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 3990-1993 Mechanical equipment - Steelwork (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2676.2-1992 Guide to the installation, maintenance, testing and replacement of secondary batteries in buildings - Sealed cells
    AS 3084-1993 Telecommunications installations - Telecommunications pathways and spaces for commercial buildings
    AS 2593-1995 Boilers - Unattended and limited attendance
    AS 4324.1-1995 Mobile equipment for continuous handling of bulk materials - General requirements for the design of steel structures
    AS 3995(INT)-1991 Design of steel lattice towers and masts
    AS 1576.1-1991 Scaffolding - General requirements
    AS 4084-1993 Steel storage racking
    AS 2067-1984 Switchgear assemblies and ancillary equipment for alternating voltages above 1 kV
    AS 4041-1992 Pressure piping
    AS 3785.5-1991 Underground mining - Shaft equipment - Headframes
    AS 3961-1991 Liquefied natural gas - Storage and handling
    AS 3516.3-1991 Siting of radiocommunications facilities - Fixed location satellite earth stations
    AS 2676.1-1992 Guide to the installation, maintenance, testing and replacement of secondary batteries in buildings - Vented cells
    AS 3892-1995 Pressure equipment - Installation
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