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AS 3850.2:2015


Prefabricated concrete elements, Part 2: Building construction

Provides requirements for planning, construction, design, casting, transportation, erection and incorporation into the final structure of prefabricated concrete elements in building construction. It applies to prefabricated concrete elements including, but not limited to, wall elements, columns, beams, flooring and facade elements used in building construction.
Published: 03/09/2015
Pages: 58
Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Normative references
2 Design and documentation
2.1 General
2.2 Design stages
2.3 Erection design
2.4 Building stability during erection and construction
2.5 Design for manufacture, handling and erection
2.5.1 Factors applicable to self-weight of element
2.5.2 Typical rigging configurations
2.5.3 Lifting inserts General The re-use of the lifting inserts
2.5.4 Cast-in and post-installed brace inserts
2.5.5 Cast-in fixing and brace inserts (ferrules) General Specifying inserts Specifying loads Selection and location of inserts
2.5.6 Wind loads
2.5.7 Strength specification of concrete
2.5.8 Design of elements for manufacture, transport and erection
2.5.9 Design of temporary bracing for vertical elements
2.5.10 Design of temporary propping for horizontal elements
2.5.11 Slenderness General Size and shape of concrete elements
2.5.12 Supports
2.6 Joint widths
2.7 Footings
2.7.1 Permanent footing for the support of elements
2.7.2 Footings for the temporary support of elements (Deadman anchors)
2.8 Connections
2.8.1 General
2.8.2 Horizontal restraint of vertical elements Construction conditions In-service conditions
2.9 Strongbacks
2.10 Documentation
2.10.1 General
2.10.2 Information required on drawings
2.10.3 Review of manufacture (shop) drawings Manufacture (shop) drawings Erection documentation
2.11 Tolerances
3 Casting
3.1 General
3.2 Layout
3.3 Casting bed
3.4 Surface finish and formwork
3.5 Curing and release agents
3.6 Lifting, brace and fixing inserts
3.7 Welding
3.8 Identification and orientation
3.9 Inspection
3.10 Compaction of concrete
3.11 Element release (Lift-off from casting bed)
4 Transport, cranage and erection
4.1 Transport
4.1.1 Planning
4.1.2 Loading
4.1.3 Unloading
4.2 Storage and multiple handling
4.3 Cranes and rigging
4.3.1 Cranes
4.3.2 Rigging
4.4 Erection
4.4.1 Planning
4.4.2 Erection preparation
4.4.3 Erection platform
4.4.4 Element assessment prior to lifting
4.4.5 Element release
4.4.6 Lifting and placing
4.4.7 Release of rigging
4.5 Damage and repair
5 Temporary supports
5.1 Installation and inspection of temporary bracing and propping
5.1.1 General
5.1.2 Brace connections
5.2 Superimposed loads
5.3 Levelling pads and shims
5.4 Grouting of the base
6 Incorporation into final structure
6.1 Fixing to final structure
6.2 Inspection and removal of temporary supports
Appendix A
Amendment control sheet
Cited references in this standard
Formwork for concrete, Part 1: Specifications
Prefabricated concrete elements, Part 1: General requirements
Steel structures
Technical drawing, Part 501: Structural engineering drawing
Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles
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