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Glass in buildings selection and installation

Requirements for the selection and installation of glass in buildings.

Overview of this Australian Standard

The purpose of AS 1288 Glass in Buildings – Selection and Installation is to provide requirements for the use and installation of glazing throughout Australia. 

This Australian Standard allows for the selection and installation of glass in buildings, which is subject to wind loading, human impact, and special applications such as overhead glazing, balustrades and glass assemblies. 

What does it include?

AS 1288 is broken into 9 sections consisting of:

  • Section 1 deals with what the standard covers, and the terms used throughout the Standard
  • Section 2 deals with all the glazing materials specified and not specified in the Standard
  • Section 3 deals with the glazing to satisfy the general design requirements of the Standard. This in part includes loads and actions, limit states and design strengths
  • Section 4 deals with designing the glazing when applying wind loads
  • Section 5 deals with any glazing that requires to meet the criteria when there is a risk of human impact
  • Section 6 deals with glass that is glazed overhead and sloped with an angle less than 75 degrees to the horizontal and all operable roof light windows
  • Section 7 deals with glass balustrade panels, including structural balustrade or infill balustrade panels
  • Section 8 deals with the basic installation requirements for glass
  • Section 9 deals with the requirements for framed, unframed, and partly framed glass assemblies that require an alternate installation technique to ordinary framed panels. The types of assemblies include faceted glazing, fin-supported glazing and unframed toughened glass assemblies

The standard also contains 8 informative appendices consisting of:

  • Appendix A provides a simplified method for determining ultimate and serviceability limit state design wind pressures
  • Appendix B provides worked examples to section 4 wind loading requirements
  • Appendix C provides a basis for the determination of fin design to prevent buckling
  • Appendix D is the recommendations for shower screen installation
  • Appendix E describes sloped overhead glazing different breakage characteristics
  • Appendix F includes the design and installation of structural silicone glazing
  • Appendix G is the flow charts when using glazing in a building
  • Appendix H includes the Bibliography

Is this Australian Standard referenced in NCC or other legislation?

AS 1288 is referenced in both Volumes One and Two of the National Construction Code (NCC) and is applicable to all classes of buildings and provides Deemed-to-Satisfy solutions for the selection and installation of glass in buildings.

Who is the Standard for?

This standard primary users are engineers, testing authorities, builders, designers/architects, building certifiers and surveyors.

Related Australian Standards

  • AS 1926.1 Swimming pool safety – Safety barriers for swimming pools
  • AS 2047 Windows and external glazed doors in buildings

Related HIA Resources

Getting a copy of the Standard

An electronic copy of this Australian Standard can be purchased through the Digital Australian Standards webpage.

To find out more, contact HIA's Building Services team.

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