AS 3660.1-2000


Termite management, Part 1: New building work

Included in NCC Primary References Historical Editions, Supplements and Amendments Set
Sets out requirements for the design and construction of subterranean termite management systems for new buildings and ground level extensions and renovations. It includes provisions for both physical and chemical termite barriers throughout mainland Australia. It is intended for builders, building designers, regulatory authorities, termite management system manufacturers and installers, and those people requiring termite management systems, This Standard is the 1st part in a series of 3 Standards on termite management.
Published: 11/12/2000
Pages: 66
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Cited references
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1 Scope and application
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.2.1 General
1.2.2 Building Code of Australia
1.3 Unspecified systems and materials
1.4 Interface between new and existing work
1.5 Construction at or near boundary
1.6 Referenced documents
1.7 Definitions
2 Performance criteria
2.1 Scope of section
2.2 General
2.2.1 Barrier systems
2.2.2 Attachments to buildings
2.2.3 Bridging and breaching of termite barrier systems
2.3 Specific
2.3.1 Concrete slabs as termite barriers
2.3.2 Sheet material barriers
2.3.3 Graded particle barriers
2.3.4 Chemical barriers
3 Deemed-to-satisfy requirements—General
3.1 Scope of section
3.2 Building site management
3.3 Structural elements below termite barriers
3.4 Mixed construction
3.5 Attachments to buildings
3.6 Bridging and breaching
3.7 Requirements for suspended floors
3.7.1 General
3.7.2 Access for visual inspection
3.7.3 Clearance from masonry components
3.7.4 Drainage
3.8 Documentation
4 Deemed-to-satisfy requirements—Concrete slabs
4.1 Scope of section
4.2 General
4.3 Slab-on-ground
4.3.1 General
4.3.2 Joints and penetrations Vertical construction joints Footing/slab construction joints Unplanned construction joints (cold joints) Isolation, sawn or other movement control joints Penetrations
4.4 Slab edge exposure
4.5 Suspended slabs
4.5.1 Design and construction
4.5.2 Penetrations and joints
5 Deemed-to-satisfy requirements—Sheet materials
5.1 Scope of section
5.2 General
5.3 Material requirements
5.4 Fabrication of metal shields
5.4.1 Sheet metal shields General Mitre-cuts End joints Engaged piers Turn downs at inside angles
5.4.2 Woven stainless steel mesh shields General End joints Engaged pier Corners
5.5 Installation of shielding
5.5.1 General
5.5.2 External walls
5.5.3 Internal substructure walls
5.6 Specific construction details
5.6.1 Changes in floor levels
5.6.2 Isolated piers, posts and stumps
5.6.3 Anchorage
5.6.4 Service pipes and similar connections
5.6.5 Attachments and other structures
6 Deemed-to-satisfy requirements—Woven stainless steel mesh
6.1 Scope of section
6.2 General
6.3 Material requirements
6.3.1 Woven stainless steel mesh
6.3.2 Parging material
6.3.3 Electrolytic corrosion
6.4 Lapping and jointing
6.5 Installation
6.5.1 General
6.5.2 External walls in conjunction with concrete slab
6.5.3 Penetrations
6.5.4 Joints
6.5.5 Under slab
6.5.6 Poles, posts or stumps
6.5.7 Access ramp
6.5.8 Rendered walls
7 Deemed-to-satisfy requirements—Graded stone particles
7.1 Scope of section
7.2 General
7.3 Material requirements
7.3.1 Stone particles
7.3.2 Storage and handling
7.3.3 Seals or capping
7.3.4 Termite shields
7.4 Installation
7.4.1 General
7.4.2 External walls
7.4.3 Penetrations
7.4.4 Joints
7.4.5 Under slab
7.4.6 Suspended floors
7.5 Poles, posts or stumps
7.6 Access ramps
8 Deemed-to-satisfy requirements—Chemical soil barriers
8.1 Scope of section
8.2 General
8.3 Chemical requirements
8.4 Restrictions on areas of application
8.5 Soil preparation
8.6 Method of application and installation
8.6.1 General
8.6.2 Horizontal barrier
8.6.3 Vertical barrier
8.6.4 External perimeter barrier
8.7 Stages of application
8.8 Areas of application
8.8.1 General
8.8.2 Under slab Area Penetrations and joints
8.8.3 Suspended floors
8.8.4 Poles, posts or stumps
Appendix A
A1 Durable notice
A2 Certificate of installation
Appendix B
Appendix C
C1 Scope
C2 General
C3 Termite resistance
C4 Availability
C5 List of naturally termite-resistant timbers
Appendix D
D1 General
D2 Preservative treatment
Appendix E
E1 General
E2 Sampling procedure
E2.1 Sampling personnel
E2.2 Sampling tool
E2.3 Sampling method
E2.4 Handling the sample
E3 Analysis
E3.1 Determination of chemical concentration
E3.2 Calculations
E3.3 Strategy
E3.4 Sample remnants
E4 Reporting results
Cited references in this standard
Timber structures, Part 2: Timber properties
Nomenclature of Australian timbers
Timber — Preservative-treated — Sawn and round
Wrought alloy steels — Stainless and heat-resisting steel plate, sheet and strip
Methods for sampling and testing aggregates, Method 22: Wet/dry strength variation
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