Glazed Assemblies

The Building Code of Australia in Part B1 Structural Provisions allows for glazed assemblies in buildings, providing compliance with specified requirements under the building regulations. The building surveyor/ building certifier should be specific in the description used in the essential safety measures determination/ schedule so that the essential safety measures auditor can locate all glazed assemblies.

The following illustration depicts a ‘glazed assemblies’ in a shopfront, door and side panel.

The following is a part extract of clause I1.1 for an Essential Safety Measure (as appeared in BCA 2013) known as glazed assemblies:

Safety Measures BCA Provision for Determining Standard of Performance
Glazed Assemblies B1.4

 

The Building Code of Australia nominates the following Standards applicable to glazed assemblies:

  • AS 2047-1999 Windows in buildings – Selection and installation
  • AS 1288-2006 Glass in buildings – Selection and installation

Essential Safety Measures Audit – Glazed Assemblies

An essential safety measures auditor to ensure fire safety compliance must locate the glazed assemblies in the building and report any defects in the building’s essential safety measures logbook to allow signing the Annual Statement, Annual Certificate Compliance, Annual Fire Safety Statement, Annual Maintenance Statement and Annual Occupiers Statement.