This paper discusses the relevance of a revised draft of Australian Standard AS 3610:1990 Formwork for Concrete to the New Zealand situation. Although considerable parts of it are valid for New Zealand, there are some specific parts that do not reflect New Zealand operations. Most commentators agree that, when there has been no previous involvement on an Australian BD Committee, significantly more than two months is required to consider the possible adoption of a joint Australian-New Zealand Standard. Although New Zealand does not have an equivalent standard to AS 3610: 1990, various aspects of the specification and design of formwork are contained in several different Codes of Practice, including NZS 3109, NZS 3114 and MWD. The most obvious differences between Australian and New Zealand standards arise for: (1) surface finishes; (2) tolerances; (3) stripping time; (4) structural design; (5) manufactured proprietary components. Several tables are presented to show some details of these differences, with respect to: (1) permissible deviations for precast concrete units; and (2) formwork stripping times.

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    PRIVATE BAG 99-915
    NEWMARKET, AUCKLAND  New Zealand  1031
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    • BARNARD, D
  • Publication Date: 1919


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 5-9
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  • Accession Number: 00665401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM