Post Cyclone Yasi Standards Australia review of Standards

Issue 29 – July 2011

In light of Cyclone Yasi and the subsequent James Cook University report Tropical Cyclone Yasi structural damage to buildings, Standards Australia is working with stakeholders to review its catalogue of relevant Standards. Such a significant event demands a review by committees of relevant Standards.

Standards being considered include AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 Structural design actions Part 2: Wind actions; AS 4055-2006 Wind loads for housing, AS 1684.1-1999 Residential timber framed construction design criteria; AS 1562 set/series Design and installation of sheet roof and wall cladding; AS/NZS 4505:1998 Domestic garage doors; AS 2050-2002 Installation of roof tiles; and AS 2049-2002 Roof tiles.

Standards Australia welcomes feedback on this matter, please email

Summarised from Standards Australia e-news, May 2011.

Published in building.