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AS 3660.3:2014


Termite management, Part 3: Assessment criteria for termite management systems

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Specifies the criteria for assessing the effectiveness of termite management systems intended for use in buildings and structures as required by AS 3660.1 or AS 3660.2. It also outlines procedures to assess the ability of a system and its components to manage termite activity in and around buildings and structures.
Published: 05/11/2014
Pages: 46
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Normative references
1.4 Definitions
1.5 New and alternative systems
2 Assessment methodology
2.1 General
2.2 Purpose
2.3 Assessment process
2.4 Preliminary assessment
2.4.1 General
2.4.2 Information package
2.5 Assessment report
2.5.1 General
2.5.2 Report
3 Bioassay test methods
3.1 General
3.2 Application
3.2.1 Testing
3.2.2 Use of economically important wood-feeding termites
3.3 Laboratory testing
3.3.1 General
3.3.2 Termites
3.3.3 Group size
3.3.4 Duration
3.3.5 Observations
3.4 Field testing
3.4.1 General
3.4.2 Duration
3.4.3 Site
3.4.4 Termites
3.5 Pass/fail criteria
3.5.1 General
3.5.2 Service life criteria
3.5.3 Colony elimination criteria
3.5.4 Resistant material criteria General Measure of resistance
3.5.5 Chemical criteria
3.5.6 Bioassay methods
4 Physical termite management systems
4.1 General
4.2 Resistant sheet materials
4.3 Resistant granular materials
4.4 Resistant extrusions and moulded and shaped components
5 Test methods for chemical termite management systems
5.1 General
5.2 Application
5.3 Selection of controls
5.4 Service life prediction
5.5 Treated sheet
5.6 Reticulation to soil systems
5.7 Hand application to soil
5.8 Treated extrusions and moulded and shaped components
6 Test methods for colony elimination
6.1 General
6.2 Application
6.3 Physical colony elimination
6.4 Chemical delivered by a baiting system
6.4.1 General
6.4.2 Monitoring and aggregation General Laboratory assessment of chemical delivery Field assessment of chemical delivery
6.5 Chemical dusts for colony elimination
6.5.1 General
6.5.2 Laboratory assessment
6.5.3 Field assessment of chemical dusts
6.6 Other slow-acting non-repellent chemicals for colony elimination applied to soil or a building component in which termites are active
6.6.1 General
6.6.2 Laboratory assessment
6.6.3 Field assessments
6.7 Biological methods
6.8 Cultural and alternative approaches
7 Test methods for resistant materials
7.1 General
7.2 Application
7.3 Concrete
7.4 Metal
7.5 Plastic
7.6 Timber
7.6.1 General
7.6.2 Naturally durable timbers
7.6.3 Chemically treated timbers
7.7 Minerals
8 Test methods for other systems
8.1 General
8.2 Application
Appendix A
A1 General
A2 Building approval for termite management systems
A3 Functions of various parties
A3.1 General
A3.2 System proposer
A3.3 System assessor
A3.3.1 Competence
A3.3.2 Competence in termite collection and handling
A4 Literature search
A5 Assessment proposal
A6 Quality control
A7 Appraisal
Appendix B
Appendix C
C1 General
C2 Sampling procedure
C2.1 Sampling personnel
C2.2 Sampling tool
C2.3 Sampling method
C2.4 Handling the sample
C3 Analysis
C3.1 Determination of chemical concentration
C3.2 Calculations
C4 Reporting results
Appendix D
D1 General
D2 Sampling procedure
D2.1 Sampling personnel
D2.2 Sampling tool
D2.3 Sampling method
D2.4 Handling the sample
D3 Analysis
D3.1 Determination of chemical concentration
D3.2 Calculations
D4 Reporting results
Cited references in this standard
AS/NZS 1604
Specification for preservative treatment (series)
Termite management, Part 2: In and around existing buildings and structures
Specification for preservative treatment, Part 1: Sawn and round timber
[Pending Revision]
Residential slabs and footings
Concrete structures — Commentary (Supplement 1 to AS 3600:2018)
Content history
[Available Superseded]
DR AS 3660.3