AS (Incorporating Amendment No. 1). Termite management. Part 1: New building work. AS This is a free 8 page. Changes to AS relating to termite management for pre-construction from 1 May This article was provided by AEPMA. The AS From the 1st of May the above Standard replaces AS If you are doing Pre-construction work you should get a copy of AS if you .
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Both revised documents are part of a series on termite management: All members working in termite management at construction should have a copy of this Standard.
The Committee will now turn its attention to AS Each of these are “components” which, when integrated, will form a “full termite management system”.
New building work; which is a published document that provides a range of options for termite management that can be implemented during the construction of buildings and needs to be followed. Please input your email: The two documents have been developed for use in the National Construction Code and as ss tool to assist builders, designers, regulators, manufacturers, installers, and assessors to provide constructions with managed termite risk across Australia.
AEPMA’s concern is not about broader building practises, and whether a builder will construct the building to the correct Code or Specification, or if a certifier will accept something less than the Australian Standard. What does this mean?
It provides a clear path for compliance with AS The AS suite of Standards were reviewed and updated in Assessment criteria for termite management systems It provides a range of options for termite management that can be implemented during the construction of buildings. Questions have arisen around Section 7 of AS Few members will need a copy of this Standard. In this instance, further protection would be required.
Further information and clarification can be obtained from your termite management systems’ manufacturers or product resellers. This means that as of 1 May you will be required to comply with the new version 33660.1 AS If a concrete slab is used as a component of a system, it in itself will not provide a complete termite management system.
New Revised Standards for Termite Management
Assessment criteria for termite management systems. Representatives of government, industry, professional and consumer organisations constituted the Standards Australia technical committee BD Termites. Subfloor voids and undercroft areas that in general terms have 36660.1 working height of mm or more, would be easy to enter sa re-apply a protection system; so only if the working height is less than mm will an additional method of installation be required.
In relation to pavers on sand, these could be lifted and a treatment applied, however if they are on concrete, they would require a different approach.
REMINDER: AS Termite Management Part 1: New Building Work
We would like to thank all AEPMA members who participated in the Standards development 33660.1 making representations. Depending on the construction methods and site conditions, additional requirements will be necessary for service penetrations through the concrete slab.
New Building Work replaces the edition from AEPMA’s interpretation of Concealed and Inaccessible Ass Concealed and inaccessible areas are any section of a structure that are not accessible for visual inspection, or application of a termite management treatment, without the treatment being invasive. This is now under Section 7 of AS There has been a transition period from the previous Standards to the New Standards, which will end on 30 April Changes to AS Subscribe to our mailing list to get the updates to your email inbox.
Ensure your builder is quoting the relevant section of AS In some parts of Australia, it is common practice not to tie the slab to the footings, therefore an entry point exists in the cavity as the slab is not classed as being monolithic.
In practical terms, if an area cannot be easily re-treated, it is concealed and inaccessible.