• AS/NZS 2878:2000

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    Timber - Classification into strength groups

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    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  09-05-2000

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies a procedure for the classification of timber species into positive or provisional strength groups based on testing of small, clear specimens or on the species mean dry density. When used in conjunction with visual grading rules the strength groups provide a means of determining a stress grade for graded timber. A list of species and their strength groups is given.

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    This Standard establishes a procedure for the classification of timber species into strength groups based either on the values obtained from testing small clear specimens or on the species mean density at 12 percent moisture content. It specifies the unseasoned and seasoned strength groups of most of the timber species used in Australia.NOTE: This Standard does not deal with the role that these strength groups play in the determination of stress grades, basic working stresses and characteristic properties, nor does it cover alternative means of determining stress grades of timber.This Standard describes procedures for single species and does not cover species groups except where strength groups are given in Tables 3.1 and 3.2.

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    Committee TM-003
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 29/09/2017.This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2017 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 29/09/2017
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published as MP 45-1979.Revised and redesignated as AS 2878-1986.Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 2878:2000.Reconfirmed 2017. Originated as MP 45-1979. Previous edition AS 2878-1986. Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 2878:2000.

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

    AS 1148-1971 Nomenclature of commercial timbers imported into Australia
    14/30235909 DC : 0 BS ISO 16598 - TIMBER STRUCTURES - STRUCTURAL CLASSIFICATION FOR SAWN TIMBER
    AS 2543-1983 Nomenclature of Australian timbers
    ISO 16598:2015 Timber structures Structural classification for sawn timber

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    AS 1684.3-2010 Residential timber-framed construction Cyclonic areas
    AS/NZS 3500.4:2015 Plumbing and drainage Heated water services
    AS/NZS 3500.2:2018 Plumbing and drainage Sanitary plumbing and drainage
    AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction Non-cyclonic areas
    AS/NZS 1577:2013 Scaffold decking components
    AS/NZS 3500.1:2018 Plumbing and drainage Water Services
    AS 2858-2008 Timber - Softwood - Visually stress-graded for structural purposes
    AS/NZS 3500.5:2012 Plumbing and drainage Housing installations
    AS/NZS 3500.4:2003 Plumbing and drainage Heated water services
    AS/NZS 3500.2:2003 Plumbing and drainage Sanitary plumbing and drainage
    AS 3818.2-2004 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded Railway track timbers
    AS 3818.7-2006 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded Large cross-section sawn hardwood engineering timbers
    AS/NZS 3500.3:2003 Plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage
    AS 3818.1-2009 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded General requirements
    AS 2858-2004 Timber - Softwood - Visually graded for structural purposes
    SA HB 108-2013 Timber design handbook
    HB 331-2012 Overhead line design
    AS 2082-2007 Timber - Hardwood - Visually stress-graded for structural purposes
    AS 3818.7-2010 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded Large cross-section sawn hardwood engineering timbers
    AS/NZS 3500.3:2018 Plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage
    AS 3818.2-2010 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded Railway track timbers
    AS 3818.3-2001 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded Piles
    AS/NZS 3500.5:2000 National Plumbing and Drainage - Domestic installations
    AS/NZS 1577:2018 Scaffold decking components
    AS 3818.3-2010 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded Piles
    AS/NZS 1148:2001 Timber - Nomenclature - Australian, New Zealand and imported species (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3500.4:2018 Plumbing and drainage Heated water services
    AS 1720.2-2006 Timber structures Timber properties
    AS/NZS 3500.1:2003 Plumbing and drainage Water services
    AS/NZS 3500.3:2015 Plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage
    AS 3818.1-2003 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded General requirements
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