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AS 2601-1991

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The demolition of structures

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English

Published date

08-09-1991

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1 - AS 2601-1991 THE DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURES
4 - PREFACE
4 - 1 Reorganization of contents
4 - 2 Deletion of contractual requirements
4 - 3 Performance format
4 - 4 New inclusions
5 - CONTENTS
6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
6 - 1.1 SCOPE
6 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
7 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
7 - 1.4 NEW OR ALTERNATIVE METHODS
7 - 1.5 HEALTH AND SAFETY
7 - 1.5.1 Health and safety of the public
8 - 1.5.2 Health and safety of site personnel
9 - 1.6 PROTECTION
9 - 1.6.1 Protection of adjoining buildings
9 - 1.6.2 Protection of immediate environment
10 - 1.6.3 Protection of site
10 - 1.7 PLANNING AND EXECUTION
10 - 1.7.1 General
10 - 1.7.2 Investigation
11 - 1.7.3 Work plan
11 - 1.7.4 Execution
11 - 1.8 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
11 - 1.8.1 General
11 - 1.8.2 Cranes
11 - 1.8.3 Gas and flammable liquids' containers
12 - SECTION 2 METHODS OF DEMOLITION
12 - 2.1 GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
12 - 2.1.1 Supervision
12 - 2.1.2 Stability of the structure
12 - 2.1.3 Loading on floors
12 - 2.1.4 Loading against walls
12 - 2.1.5 Protection of openings
12 - 2.1.6 Glass
12 - 2.1.7 Weather
12 - 2.1.8 Site access
12 - 2.1.9 Access within the structure
12 - 2.1.10 Disconnected services
12 - 2.2 SEQUENTIAL METHODS
12 - 2.2.1 General
13 - 2.2.2 Manual demolition
13 - 2.2.3 Mechanical demolition from ground level
13 - 2.2.4 Mechanical demolition from above ground level
14 - 2.3 INDUCED COLLAPSE METHODS
14 - 2.3.1 General
14 - 2.3.2 Felling by pulling with ropes or chains
14 - 2.3.3 Felling by direct pushing or pulling
14 - 2.3.4 Collapse induced by explosives
15 - SECTION 3 PROCEDURES FOR PARTICULAR BUILDINGS STRUCTURES AND MEMBERS
15 - 3.1 GENERAL
15 - 3.1.1 General requirements
15 - 3.1.2 Deemed-to-satisfy procedures
15 - 3.1.3 Low-rise construction
15 - 3.2 MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS
15 - 3.2.1 General
15 - 3.2.2 Lift systems
15 - 3.3 INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING PLANTS AND THE LIKE
15 - 3.3.1 General
15 - 3.3.2 Tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
16 - 3.4 ROOF AND FLOOR SYSTEMS
16 - 3.4.1 Pitched roofs
16 - 3.4.2 Domed, vaulted, or arched roofs
17 - 3.4.3 Flat roofs
17 - 3.4.4 Steel-framed floor systems
17 - 3.4.5 Concrete-framed floor systems
19 - 3.4.6 Beams in beam-and-slab construction
20 - 3.4.7 Prestressed slabs and beams
20 - 3.5 COLUMNS AND WALLS
20 - 3.5.1 General
20 - 3.5.2 Steel columns
20 - 3.5.3 Felling concrete columns
21 - 3.5.4 Masonry walls
21 - 3.5.5 Concrete walls
22 - 3.6 BASEMENTS AND OTHER BELOW-GROUND STRUCTURES
22 - 3.6.1 General
22 - 3.6.2 Prevention of flotation
22 - 3.7 INDEPENDENT TOWERS, MASTS AND CHIMNEYS
22 - 3.7.1 Steel lattice towers and masts
23 - 3.7.2 Masonry chimneys
23 - 3.7.3 Steel chimneys
23 - 3.7.4 Concrete chimneys (in-situ and precast)
25 - 3.8 DAMAGED, OR RUINOUS BUILDINGS
25 - 3.9 REMOVAL OF DANGEROUS OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
25 - 3.9.1 General
25 - 3.9.2 Removal of asbestos
25 - 3.9.3 Removal of other materials
26 - APPENDIX A - DEMOLITION CHECKLIST
26 - A1 PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS
26 - A1.1 Legal
26 - A1.2 Structural
26 - A1.3 Services
26 - A1.4 Site
26 - A2 WORKPLAN
27 - A3 EXECUTION
27 - A3.1 Preliminaries
27 - A3.2 Daily checks
28 - APPENDIX B - CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS
28 - B1 GENERAL
28 - B2 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
28 - B2.1 General
28 - B2.2 General conditions
28 - B2.3 Special conditions
28 - B2.4 Plans
29 - B2.5 Specification
29 - B3 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
29 - B4 OTHER MATTERS
30 - APPENDIX C - NOTES ON THE DEMOLITION OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
30 - C1 BACKGROUND
30 - C1.1 Historical
30 - C1.2 Prestressed concrete
30 - C1.3 Methods of prestressing
32 - C2 DEMOLITION
32 - C2.1 Identifying prestressed members
33 - C2.2 Hazards
33 - C2.3 Demolition techniques
35 - APPENDIX D - CERTIFICATION AND QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL
35 - D1 GENERAL
35 - D2 CERTIFICATION
35 - D3 QUALIFICATIONS
36 - APPENDIX E - REFERENCES ON THE ASSESSMENT OF FIRE-DAMAGED STRUCTURES

Sets out requirements for the planned demolition of buildings and certain other structures so that the risk of injury to the public and site personnel, and the risk of damage to adjacent property and the immediate environment, is minimized. Does not apply to major civil engineering structures such as bridges or dams. Covers the methods and safety procedures which are applicable to demolition works in general, as well as deemed-to-satisfy procedures for some types of structures and members. Deals with both manual and mechanical demolition techniques including those employing specialized earthmoving-type machinery. Also includes a number of informative appendices covering the demolition of prestressed concrete structures, some contractual considerations, qualifications of site personnel and a contractor checklist.

This Standard sets out requirements for planning and carrying out the demolition of the whole or part of a structure so that the risk of -(a) injury to the health or person of the public and site personnel; and (b) damage to the immediate environment; will be minimized.This Standard applies to the demolition of buildings and their appurtenances intended for use as places of domicile, work, recreation, or assembly and the independent structures specifically mentioned in Clause 3.7.This Standard is not intended to apply to the demolition of road and railway bridges, or of other specialized civil engineering structures such as dams or nuclear reactors.

Committee
BD-059
DocumentType
Standard
ISBN
0 7262 7050 4
Pages
31
PublisherName
Standards Australia
Status
AvailableSuperseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

Under Revision see DR 01009 First published as AS 2601-1983.Second edition 1991. First published as AS 2601-1983. Second edition 1991.

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