Issue 48 – April 2013
The joint Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4505:2012 Garage doors and other large access doors specifies requirements for the design, construction, and installation of garage doors and other large access doors in external walls of buildings.
'It became clear garage doors were a point of weakness during Cyclone Yasi,' says Colin Blair, Chief Executive Officer, Standards Australia. 'As a result, our technical committee has updated the Australian/New Zealand Standard to improve building resilience.'
AS/NZS 4505 addresses minimum performance requirements for structural loads and manufacturing and installation issues.
Note: AS/NZS 4505:2013 was published on 6 February 2013; however, for consistency with referencing in Australian legislation, it is to be referenced as AS/NZS 4505:2012.
Summarised from Standards Australia's e-news, March 2013.