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AS 3660.2:2017


Termite management, Part 2: In and around existing buildings and structures

Provides a guide for building owners and others involved in the management of subterranean termites within and around existing buildings and structures.
Published: 22/12/2017
Pages: 39
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and application
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 New systems and materials
1.4 Referenced documents
1.5 Definitions
2 Identification and management of termite risk
2.1 Scope of section
2.2 General
2.3 Types of termite management systems
2.4 Grounds and surrounds
2.5 Items adjacent to buildings
2.5.1 Attachments to buildings
2.5.2 Timber fences and landscape timbers
2.6 Construction types
2.6.1 General
2.6.2 Areas under floors
2.6.3 Drainage
2.6.4 Clearances
2.6.5 Ventilation
3 Inspection and detection
3.1 Scope of section
3.2 General
3.3 Inspection
3.3.1 Types of inspection
3.3.2 Inspection Application Requirements
3.3.3 Special purpose inspection Application Requirements
3.4 Specific details
3.4.1 Inspection report
3.4.2 Presence of termites
3.4.3 Identification of termites
3.4.4 Conditions conducive to timber pests
3.4.5 Colony management
3.5 Inspection tools
3.5.1 Basic tools
3.5.2 Specialist tools
4 Termite management plan
4.1 Scope of section
4.2 General
4.3 Documentation
4.3.1 General
4.3.2 Property and client details
4.3.3 Summary of relevant findings from the inspection report
4.3.4 Risk assessment
4.3.5 The proposed courses of action
4.3.6 Anticipated outcome
5 Termite management actions
5.1 Scope of section
5.2 Termite risk mitigation
5.2.1 General
5.2.2 Monitoring systems
5.3 Actions to reduce risk
5.3.1 General
5.3.2 Ventilation and drainage
5.3.3 Surface and ground waters contribute to building moisture
5.3.4 Vegetation
5.4 Landscaping
5.4.1 Structures
5.4.2 Storage practices
5.4.3 Attachments to buildings
5.4.4 Natural predators
5.5 Steps to control attacking termites
5.5.1 Colony destruction General Methods of colony destruction General Direct destruction of the colony by physical means Direct destruction of the colony by chemical means Application Termiticidal dust Liquid or foamed termiticides Baiting Other effective agents Colony collapse
5.5.2 Chemical soil application General Soil chemical application requirements Fencing and landscaping timbers
5.6 Application of chemicals
5.7 Retrofitting of termite management systems
5.8 Certification of a termite management system installation
5.9 Certificate of installation requirements
5.10 Durable notice
Appendix A
A1 General
A2 Termite behaviour
A2.1 General
A2.2 Termite activity
A2.3 Breeding
A2.4 Locations and conditions for attacks
A3 Termite species
Appendix B
B1 Scope
B2 General
B3 Termite resistance
B4 Availability
B5 List of naturally termite-resistant timbers
Appendix C
C1 General
C2 Preservative treatment
Appendix D
D1 General
D2 Sampling procedure
D2.1 Sampling personnel
D2.2 Sampling tool
D2.3 Sampling method
D2.4 Handling samples
D3 Analysis
D3.1 Determination of chemical concentration
D3.2 Calculations
D3.3 Strategy
D3.4 Sample remnants
D3.5 Reporting results
Cited references in this standard
[Pending Revision]
Inspection of buildings, Part 3: Timber pest inspections
Termite management, Part 3: Assessment criteria for termite management systems
Termite management, Part 1: New building work
Concrete structures — Commentary (Supplement 1 to AS 3600:2018)
Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
Content history
[Available Superseded]
DR AS 3660.2:2016
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