This Standard sets out procedures for the selection and installation of glass in buildings, subject to wind loading, human impact, and special applications such as overhead glazing, balustrades and glass assemblies.
This standard does not cover the following:
(a) Glazing in lift cars and lift wells
(b) Furniture Glass, cabinet glass, vanities, glass basins, refrigeration units, internal glass fitments and internal wall mirrors not specifically coverd by section 5
(c) building and structures with no public access intended for horticultural or agricultural use
(d) Windows and doors in heritage buildings as defined by the relevant state or Territorial authority.
(e) Restoration and or repairs to existing leadlights.
(f) Special glazing applications which might fail due to the stresses other than tensile stresses, such as shear stresses.
(g) Glass Blocks, bricks or pavers.
The Thickness and Type of glass required shall be determined on the basis of all the following criteria:
(a) For installations subject to wind loading, glass to be selected using either first principles as set out in Section 3, or using the simplified design as set out in Section 4.
(b) For Haman Impact considerations, glass to be selected according to Section 5.
(c) For overhead glazing, glass to be selected according to Section 6.
(d) For balustrades, glass to be selected according to Section 7.
(e) For framed, unframed, and partly framed glass assemblies glass to be selected in accordance with Section 9.
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