AUS-SPEC 

“NATSPEC’s construction specification system has been a guiding voice for government, industry and professional bodies over forty years.

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Dr Bronwyn Evans, CEO
Engineers Australia

AUS-SPEC Buildings

AUS-SPEC Buildings covers planning and design, tendering and contract preliminaries, maintenance and operation of buildings and their associated services. It also includes the NATSPEC BUILDING Basic package.

$1430 + GST

Intended use

Project types
Planning, design, construction and maintenance of local government buildings including:

Excludes the following specialist maintenance activities:

Size and complexity
Simple and less complex

Typical users
Building, Asset, Property Services and Engineering Services Managers

Inclusions

Worksections included in Buildings

0010 Quality requirements for design
This worksection Template is a framework for the development of request for tender documents based on AUS SPEC worksections. It includes a cover page and sets out the documents required for Part A Tender information and Part B Contract documentation volumes.

0120 Pre-tendering contract preparation (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is a framework for the development of request for tender documents based on AUS SPEC worksections. It includes a cover page and sets out the documents required for Part A Tender information and Part B Contract documentation volumes.

0121 Tendering
This worksection Template reflects the principles of the main Australian codes of practice, including AS 4120 which is cited in a number of state government’s codes of practice. The worksection assumes head-contract tendering. It is applicable to non-contractual material and so does not form part of the contract documents.

0122 Information for tenderers (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to an introductory document to enable prospective Tenderers to determine whether the scope and type of works in the proposed Contract is within their capability. It is a separate document to, but aligned with, 0123 Conditions of tendering.

0123 Conditions of tendering (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to conditions of tendering including contract information, tender submission requirements, tender evaluation and selection criteria. It assumes traditional paper-based tendering methods but this worksection can be adapted to suit digital distribution and eTendering (electronic tendering system). If using eTendering, consult with the administrators of the system about the standard forms provided as part of the system and about amending these to suit your requirements. The worksection should align with 0122 Information for tenderers, a separate, introductory document for prospective Tenderers. This worksection does not form part of the contract documents.

0124 Tender submission documents (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the returnable forms and schedules nominated by the Principal for completion by the Contractor for inclusion in the Tender submission. The completed worksection forms VOLUME 4 -Tender Submission Documents of the request for tender (RFT). It assumes traditional paper-based tendering methods but this worksection can be adapted to suit digital distribution and eTendering (electronic tendering system). If using eTendering, consult with the administrators of the system about the standard forms provided as part of the system and about amending these to suit your requirements.

0125 Standard contract checklists (AUS-SPEC)
The following worksection applies to standard contracts and provides checklist for contract compilation, tender preparation, receipt of tenders and tender assessment.

0126 Period supply and service checklists (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection applies to period supply and service contracts and provides a checklist for commissioning of documentation, determination of technical requirements, document finalisation approval and the tender advertisement template.

0131 Preliminaries (Generic)
This worksection Template is applicable to the site requirements of the owner and allows for the selection of a contract. The project specific version may include site security arrangements, occupancy constraints, adjoining properties constraints, owner’s site office and other temporary facilities, project signage, provisional sums, requirements for progress photographs, authority requirements, survey requirements, owner-supplied items, separate contracts, some aspects of payment for the works, and pest eradication.

0131b Preliminaries
This worksection Template is applicable to the site requirements of the owner and allows for the selection of a contract. The project specific version may include site security arrangements, occupancy constraints, adjoining properties constraints, owner’s site office and other temporary facilities, project signage, provisional sums, requirements for progress photographs, authority requirements, survey requirements, owner-supplied items, separate contracts, some aspects of payment for the works, and pest eradication.

0133 Preliminaries (Interior and alterations)
This worksection Template is applicable to the site requirements of the owner for interior fitout projects and allows for the selection of a contract. The project specific version may include site security arrangements, occupancy constraints, adjoining properties constraints, project signage, provisional sums, requirements for progress photographs, authority requirements, owner-supplied items, separate contracts, and some aspects of payment for the works.

0134 General requirements (Supply) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements for a supply contract and includes the supply of labour, materials and plant to carry out the works. This worksection can be used for minor construction works. For major construction works use 0136 General requirements (Construction).

0135 General requirements (Service) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements for a supply and service contract. The work under this contract comprises of supply of labour, materials and equipment necessary to carry out the services specified. It can be used for a single contract for provision of general goods and services over a period of time.

0136 General requirements (Construction) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the site requirements of the Principal for construction projects. It includes a project description, work not in the contract, site investigations, signage, survey control, environmental planning, noise and vibration controls, utilities and authorities and site facilities.

0140 Preliminaries – ABIC BW 2018 C
This worksection Template is applicable to the ABIC BW 2018 C contract for small commercial projects or single trade activities where an architect administers the contract, applicable in all states and territories. It is relevant to the site requirements of the owner. The project specific version may include site security arrangements, adjoining property constraints, occupancy constraints, owner’s temporary facilities, project signage, authority requirements, survey requirements, owner-supplied items, and pest eradication.

0142 Preliminaries – ABIC SW-2018
This worksection Template is applicable to the ABIC SW-2018 simple works contract for non-housing work. It can be adapted for use with the various state and territory specific contracts for housing work. It is relevant to the site requirements of the owner. The project specific version may include site security arrangements, occupancy constraints, adjoining properties constraints, owner’s site office and other temporary facilities, project signage, provisional sums, requirements for progress photographs, authority requirements, survey requirements, owner-supplied items, separate contracts, some aspects of cost adjustment and pest eradication.

0142 Preliminaries – ABIC SW-C Qld
This worksection Template is applicable to the ABIC MW-2011 C QLD simple works contract for non-housing work. Simple works for housing in Queensland is covered by ABIC MW-2011 H QLD. It is relevant to the site requirements of the owner. The project specific version may include site security arrangements, occupancy constraints, adjoining properties constraints, owner’s site office and other temporary facilities, project signage, provisional sums, requirements for progress photographs, authority requirements, survey requirements, owner-supplied items, separate contracts, some aspects of cost adjustment, and pest eradication.

0143 Preliminaries – AS 2124
This worksection Template is applicable to the AS 2124 building contract for major works. It is relevant to the site requirements of the principal. The project specific version may include site security arrangements, occupancy constraints, adjoining properties constraints, principal’s site office and other temporary facilities, project signage, provisional sums, requirements for progress photographs, authority requirements, survey requirements, principal-supplied items, separate contracts, some aspects of cost adjustment, and pest eradication.

0145 Preliminaries – AS 4905
This worksection Template is applicable to the AS 4905 building contract for minor works. It is relevant to the site requirements of the principal. The project specific version may include site security arrangements, occupancy constraints, adjoining properties constraints, principal’s site office and other temporary facilities, project signage, provisional sums, requirements for progress photographs, authority requirements, survey requirements, principal-supplied items, separate contracts, some aspects of cost adjustment, and pest eradication.

0147 Conditions of Contract (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the General conditions of contract, Annexures to the contract and Special conditions of contract. The completed worksection forms VOLUME 1-Conditions of contract. This worksection is based on AS 2124 General conditions of contract. Amend this document for use with other general conditions of contract, special conditions, OH & S and environmental requirements. See NATSPEC disclaimer on the use of this worksection for this and other contracts.

0152 Schedule of rates (Construction)
This worksection consists of descriptions of quantities required for a schedule of rates for a construction project. The quantities shown are estimated quantities only and are not to be taken as correct quantities of work to be carried out or paid for under the various items of work.

0153 Schedules – Period supply and service
This worksection Template is applicable to the schedule of rates requirements for tenderers for period supply and service (Supply and Deliver) contracts.

0161 Quality management (Construction) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template applies to the selection and implementation of a project Quality Management System based on AS/NZS ISO 9001. It includes the submission of a Quality Plan from a contractor having an approved Quality Manual.

0162 Quality (Supply) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the quality requirements for delivery documentation of a quality assured product where the Producer has third party certification of an implemented quality system conforming to AS/NZS ISO 9001.

0163 Quality (Delivery) (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the quality requirements for delivery of products for acceptance by the Principal in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 9001.

0167 Integrated management (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the documentation and operation of a system that collects the operating procedures of Quality requirements, Environmental requirements and Work Health and Safety into a single integrated management system.

0171b General requirements
This worksection Template draws together administrative material which is common to the technical worksections for new work, interiors and for alterations and additions, including services. It should therefore be brought to the attention of subcontractors and others using that material. Each technical worksection includes a cross reference to that effect. General requirements cover topics such as referenced documents, interpretation, inspection and tests, samples and contractor’s submissions, materials and components, bushfire resistance, installation, marking and completion.

0171q DEPW (Qld) – General requirements
This worksection Template draws together administrative material which is common to the technical worksections for new work, interiors and for alterations and additions, including services for DHPW (Qld). It should therefore be brought to the attention of subcontractors and others using that material. Each technical worksection includes a cross reference to that effect. General requirements cover topics such as referenced documents, interpretation, inspection and tests, samples and contractor’s submissions, materials and components, bushfire resistance, installation, marking and completion.

0172b Environmental management
This worksection Template is applicable to the environmental management of the building site and includes environmental controls for erosion and sedimentation, flora and fauna, groundwater, indigenous and non-indigenous heritage, traffic, water quality, waste and weeds. It provides for either documentation of requirements for control plans prepared by the contractor or documentation of control measures required by the principal/consultant.

0172q DEPW (Qld) Environmental management
This worksection Template is applicable to the environmental management of the building site and includes environmental controls for erosion and sedimentation, flora and fauna, groundwater, indigenous and non-indigenous heritage, traffic, water quality, waste and weeds. It provides for either documentation of requirements for control plans prepared by the contractor or documentation of control measures required by the principal/consultant.

0173 Environmental management (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the environmental management of civil works and includes environmental controls for erosion and sedimentation, flora and fauna, groundwater, indigenous and non-indigenous heritage, traffic, water quality, air quality, waste and weeds. It provides for documentation of requirements for control plans prepared by the contractor. It provides for documenting an environmental management plan, if required, and/or the requirements for environmental management either in contractor prepared control plans or principal/consultant control measures.

0181 Adhesives, sealants and fasteners
This worksection Template is applicable to the commonly used adhesives, sealants and fasteners and provides basic defaults for projects requiring adhesives, sealants and fasteners, as part of general construction.

0182 Fire-stopping
This worksection Template is applicable to the fire-stopping requirements of BCA deemed-to-satisfy clauses BCA C3.15 and BCA C3.16.

0183b Metals and prefinishes
This worksection Template is applicable to common metals and metal alloys, and prefinishes.

0184 Termite management
This worksection Template is applicable to various chemical and non-chemical systems which may be used, alone or in combination, for termite management. The various systems are located together in the one worksection as their effectiveness relies on the integration of the chosen systems. They may have impact on the Earthwork, Concrete in situ, Brick and block construction and other worksections. The core standard is AS 3660.1.

0185 Timber products, finishes and treatment
This worksection Template is applicable to the certification, durability and quality conformance of timber products. It includes preservative treatments to the AS 1604 series, moisture content and fire-resistance. State legislation will override some of the provisions of this worksection.

0191 Sundry items
This worksection Template is applicable to building components that may not obviously belong to a particular worksection or alternatively, could reasonably belong to a number of worksections. They are generally proprietary components and equipment made from a range of materials, and can be installed in a range of interior or exterior locations. Custom-made items are better located in the appropriate worksection, e.g. 0552 Metalwork – fabricated for predominantly metal items, or items to be made by a metal fabricator.

0193 Building access safety systems
This worksection Template is applicable to the design, supply, installation and maintenance of building access safety systems comprising industrial fall arrest and rope access systems. It includes anchors and accessories for rope access and ladders for roof safety systems.

0201 Demolition
This worksection Template is applicable to demolition of existing buildings, structures and services. It includes planning and execution of the work, protection and support of adjacent structures and removal of demolished material.

0201b Demolition (Interior and alterations)
This worksection Template is applicable to demolition of existing buildings, structures and services. It includes planning and execution of the work, protection and support of adjacent structures and removal of demolished material.

0202 Demolition (interior and alterations)
This worksection Template is applicable to the demolition and removal of internal building elements and services from within an existing building.

0221 Site preparation
This worksection Template is applicable to site preparation requirements including existing services, site clearing, stormwater and sediment control, tree removal/protection/transplanting/maintenance, and temporary landscape fencing.

0222 Earthwork
This worksection Template is applicable to topsoil removal, excavation, filling and compaction as required for building operations. The worksection contains technical content which must be customised by a professional engineer for inclusion in a project specification.

0222q DEPW (Qld) – Earthwork
This worksection Template is applicable to topsoil removal, excavation, filling and compaction as required for building operations for DEPW (Qld). The worksection contains technical content which must be customised by a professional engineer for inclusion in a project specification.

0223 Service trenching
This worksection Template is applicable to trenching for underground services within a building site. It covers fill materials, existing services, existing surfaces, excavating, trench back fill and surface restoration.

0241 Landscape – walling and edging
This worksection Template is applicable to retaining and free standing walls subject to height criteria conforming to local authority requirements.

0242b Landscape – fences and barriers
This worksection Template is applicable to basic fencing including picket and paling (plain paling and lap and cap) fencing, generally for domestic use; chainwire and welded mesh fencing for industrial, commercial and institutional use.

0250b Landscape – combined
This worksection Template is applicable to simple ‘soft’ landscaping. It has been prepared for and is suitable only for work of a scale or size that does not warrant the use of separate worksections for each aspect of landscaping work included. As such, it combines relevant clauses from the following stand-alone landscape worksections: 0251 Landscape – soils, 0252 Landscape – natural grass surfaces, 0253 Landscape – planting, 0254 Irrigation, 0255 Landscape – plant procurement and 0256 Landscape – establishment.

0251 Landscape – soils
This worksection Template is applicable to soils for landscaping including, rock work, filling, topsoil, topsoil additives, compost and mulch. Geotechnical site investigation and soil related earthworks are also covered.

0252 Landscape – natural grass surfaces
This worksection Template is applicable to grass seeding, hydroseeding and hydromulching, turfing, stolonizing and temporary grassing.

0255b Landscape – plant procurement
This worksection Template includes shrubs and ground cover as well as trees. It is structured to allow for the supply of plant material as a separate early contract or as part of the head contract.

0256b Landscape – establishment
This worksection Template is applicable to landscape establishment and maintenance for the period between the date of practical completion and the date of final completion under the head contract.

0271b Pavement base and subbase
This worksection Template is applicable to the supply, spreading, compaction and trimming of base and subbase courses of flexible pavements for access or car parking.

0274b Concrete pavement
This worksection Template is applicable to the supply and placement of concrete for concrete pavements such as loading docks, carparks, landscape hard paving within site boundaries. It includes residential streets, paths and driveways.

0275b Paving – mortar and adhesive bed
This worksection Template is applicable to external paving in clay, stone, industrial cast stone, terrazzo and manufactured cementitious pavers on a cement mortar bed and adhesive bed to concrete substrates.

0276 Segmental pavers – sand bed
This worksection Template is applicable to the supply, placement and compaction of proprietary clay and concrete segmental paving on sand bedding for use in vehicular pavements, cycleways, footpaths and landscaped areas, over unbound base and/or subbase layer/s. This worksection does not apply to public roads and streets.

0277 Pavement ancillaries
This worksection Template is applicable to the installation of channels, kerbs, linemarking and some types of vehicle barriers.

0278 Granular surfaces
This worksection Template is applicable to the construction of granular pathways and surfaces for minor works, and includes subgrade trimming, base compaction and granular surfacing.

0279 Paving – on pedestals
This worksection Template is applicable to paving supported on pedestals on a concrete substrate using concrete, clay, natural stone and cast stone pavers. It is suitable for pedestrian traffic only.

0310 Concrete – combined
This worksection Template is applicable to the use of concrete for building and associated structures. It is suitable for work of a scale or size which does not need a separate worksection for each of the different parts of the concrete work. It combines relevant clauses from the following worksections: Concrete formwork, Concrete reinforcement, Concrete post-tensioned, Concrete in situ and Concrete finishes. For large projects and for projects which include precast and tilt-up concrete, use separate worksections.

0312 Concrete reinforcement
This worksection Template is applicable to supply and installation of fibre and steel reinforcement in concrete for buildings and associated structures. It includes ties, supports and dowelling. This worksection is generally used in conjunction with other concrete worksection.

0315 Concrete finishes
This worksection Template is applicable to the production of formed and unformed finishes to concrete surfaces in building and associated structures. It covers the common surface finishes. More project specific finishes may be added, if required. This worksection should be used in conjunction with the concrete in situ worksection, in particular for curing.

0319 Auxiliary concrete works (AUS-SPEC)
This worksection Template is applicable to the supply and placement of concrete, including sprayed concrete for concrete works of an auxiliary/supplementary nature to the primary works taking place. It includes ancillary requirements such as ground preparation, formwork and reinforcement. Auxiliary concrete works include drainage pits and other ancillary drainage structures, headwalls, wingwalls, in-situ box culverts, box culvert base slabs, retaining walls, footings, concrete safety barriers and works of a similar nature.

0331b Brick and block construction
This worksection Template is applicable to internal and external, load bearing and non-load bearing brick and block construction in buildings and associated structures using manufactured units comprising clay, calcium silicate, concrete or autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) used in buildings and associated structures. It includes details on mortar, reinforcement, ties and other accessories, lintels, damp proofing and flashings.

0332b Stone masonry
This worksection Template is applicable to natural stone masonry units used in buildings and associated structures. It includes mortar/grout, lintels, wall ties, damp proof courses and flashings and stone foundations. There is currently no Australian standard for the stone masonry product. However, the design and construction is covered in AS 3700.

0342 Light steel framing
This worksection Template is applicable to framing for structures generally comprising cold formed metallic-coated or aluminium/zinc-coated steel sections where particular project specific requirements need to be met. It covers residential and low-rise floor, wall, roofing and truss framing.

0343 Tensioned membrane structures
This worksection Template is applicable to suspended tensioned membrane structures, including shade fabric cloth or waterproof membrane structures. It covers supporting structure, tension members, anchorages and foundations, both attached to other structures and stand-alone elements. The worksection is not intended to apply to proprietary structures and systems which are covered by the manufacturers details, specification and certification.

0344b Steel – hot-dip galvanized coatings
This worksection Template is applicable to post-fabrication galvanizing of fabricated structural steelwork or steel products identified as being at risk of atmospheric corrosion. The worksection derives from the standard specification for hot dip galvanized coatings published in GAA After-fabrication hot dip galvanizing by the Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA). The worksection is endorsed by the Galvanizers Association of Australia.

0345b Steel – protective paint coatings
This worksection Template is applicable to protective paint coating systems for the protection of mild steel products and structural steel against interior and exterior atmospheric corrosion. It addresses surface preparation, preparation assessment and coating application for new and maintenance work.

0346 Structural fire protection systems
This worksection Template is applicable to fire protection systems for structural building elements where an FRL is required. They can be specified in prescriptive terms or in performance terms. The worksection is based on the BCA deemed-to-satisfy requirements in BCA Spec A2.3, and the relevant recommendations of the standard AS 3784.1.

0361 Monolithic stabilised earth walls
This worksection Template is applicable to monolithic stabilised earth walls using a blend of 6 to 10% cement with selected low clay soils containing well graded sand and aggregates.

0362 Mud brick walls
This worksection Template applies to walls of straw-reinforced, sun-dried earth bricks/blocks (adobe), both stabilised and unstabilised. It does not address monolithic stabilised earth walls, compressed blocks (e.g. Cinva ram) or lightly-burnt blocks.

0363 Straw bale walls
This worksection Template is applicable to straw bale construction of mainly single and two storey buildings. There is no Australian standard for this type of construction.

0381 Structural timber
This worksection Template is applicable to timber building and civil engineering structures or elements for generally commercial, industrial, marine and similar purposes including the major beams and columns in residential buildings, timber portal frames and trusses, timber decks, walkways and jetties, pole structures, timber bridges and timber masts, pylons, towers, and similar structures.

0382 Light timber framing
This worksection Template is built around the AS 1684 series, as appropriate. It is applicable to light timber framing, bracing and timber trusses in Class 1 and Class 10 buildings as defined by the BCA.

0383 Sheet flooring and decking
This worksection Template is applicable to external timber, composite or compressed fibre cement decking, and to internal sheet flooring of plywood, particleboard or compressed fibre cement as either platform floors or fitted floors. It assumes the provision of a supporting structure.

0411b Waterproofing – external and tanking
This worksection Template is applicable to tanking and membrane applications to roofing, balconies, concrete slabs over below ground spaces and planter boxes and tanking. It relies on AS 4654.1 and AS 4654.2. It does not include concrete mixtures, penetrant sealers or decorative coatings.

0421 Roofing – combined
This worksection Template is applicable to the provision of roof coverings of profiled sheet metal, tiles, slate, fibre cement, shingles and shakes, seamed sheet metal, and roof plumbing.

0431 Cladding – combined
This worksection Template is applicable to lightweight external wall cladding for work of a scale or size which does not warrant the use of separate worksections for each selected cladding type. It combines relevant clauses from 0434 Cladding – flat sheets and panels, 0435 Cladding – planks and weatherboards, 0436 Cladding – profiled and seamed sheet metal and 0437 Cladding – insulated panel systems.

0431b Cladding – combined
This worksection Template is applicable to lightweight external wall cladding for work of a scale or size which does not warrant the use of separate worksections for each selected cladding type. It combines relevant clauses from the Cladding – panels, Cladding – planks, Cladding – profiled sheet metal and Cladding – sheet and pre-assembled systems worksections.

0451b Windows and glazed doors
This worksection Template is applicable to windows and glazed doors consisting of proprietary lines (or suites) of manufactured products, supplied as complete systems, fabricated and assembled to the standard designs of specialist firms in documented materials such as aluminium, steel, timber and plastics. It includes glazing, hardware and associated integral blinds, louvres, and grilles as well as installation accessories, such as fixings, flashings, sealants and seals, caulking and weather-stripping, necessary for the satisfactory functioning of the whole system.

0453b Doors and access panels
This worksection Template is applicable to conventional door frames of metal and timber with door leaves of timber and various timber and plastic products. This worksection only covers some key generic requirements as the range of available products, performance requirements and design choices is so wide.

0454b Overhead doors
This worksection Template is applicable to sectional and tilting overhead doors, roller shutters (including fire shutters), grilles and garage doors. Manual and motorised operation are covered.

0455 Door hardware
This worksection Template is applicable to hardware items such as hinges, keys, locks, latches, furniture and door controllers and provides two alternative types of schedules for specifying these items –  selection schedules and door-by-door schedules.

0456 Louvre windows
This worksection Template is applicable to louvre windows consisting of proprietary products, supplied as complete systems fabricated and assembled by specialist firms to their standard designs. Components include glass, metal, timber or plastic louvre blades, hardware and associated screens and grilles, as well as installation accessories, such as fixings, flashings, sealants, caulking and weather-stripping, necessary for the satisfactory functioning of the whole system.

0457 External screens
This worksection Template is applicable to external screens consisting of proprietary lines (or suites) of manufactured products, supplied as complete systems fabricated and assembled by specialist firms to their standard designs, in materials such as aluminium, steel and stainless steel. It includes sunscreens, trafficable sunscreens, external louvres and blinds, shutters, awnings and pergolas fixed to building facades or openings to control sunlight and/or to provide privacy, to screen plant and equipment, or to provide an architectural feature. It applies to fixed, adjustable, operable and automatically controlled types.

0461b Glazing
This worksection Template is applicable to glazing in framed openings to windows, doors and curtain walls based around AS 1288.

0463 Glass blockwork
This worksection Template is applicable to fully framed glass blockwork with mortar joints.

0467 Glass components
This worksection Template is applicable to glass products such as shower screens, balustrades and mirrors.

0471 Thermal insulation and pliable membranes
This worksection Template is applicable to insulation and pliable membranes for floors, walls, ceilings and roofs. It generally relies on AS 3999, AS/NZS 4200.1, AS/NZS 4200.2 and AS/NZS 4859.1. A pliable building membrane may be installed to act as a sarking membrane, vapour barrier, thermal insulation or any combination of the three. This worksection does not cover insulation for services (e.g. for ductwork, use Ductwork insulation worksection).

0472 Acoustic insulation
This worksection Template is applicable to acoustic insulation for floors, walls and ceilings to reduce the transmission of airborne and impact sound between individual rooms. It includes plenum baffles and flanking sound insulation.

0511b Lining
This worksection Template is applicable to the installation of internal lining systems permanently fixed to walls and ceilings. It deals with internal dry linings of timber boards, gypsum plasterboard and cellulose fibre reinforced cement.

0520 Partitions – combined
This worksection Template is applicable to the following internal partitions: proprietary demountable partition systems; framed and lined partitions with either lightweight steel or timber framing and plasterboard or fibre cement lining; and with bulk acoustic insulation and/or autoclaved aerated concrete panels; and internal non-load bearing framed and frameless glass partitions and glazed doors.

0523 Partitions – brick and block
This worksection Template is applicable to internal non-load bearing brick and block construction of a simple nature associated with interior fitout works.

0525b Cubicle systems
This worksection Template is applicable to partitioned cubicles for toilets and showers. The material can be adapted for changing areas and various decontamination cubicles such as air showers.

0527 Room dividers
This worksection Template is applicable to operable walls, folding doors and accordion doors.

0531b Suspended ceilings – combined
This worksection Template is applicable to flushlined and proprietary suspended internal ceilings and external soffits of dry construction with suspension systems attached to a supporting structure.

0551 Joinery
This worksection Template is applicable to the shop fabrication and site installation of custom made joinery fixtures and trim to walls and openings.

0551b Joinery
This worksection Template is applicable to the shop fabrication and site installation of custom made joinery fixtures and trim to walls and openings.

0552b Metalwork – fabricated
This worksection Template is applicable to what is generally known as custom built architectural metalwork such as stairs, ladders, walkways, balustrading, handrails, screens, guards, bollards, furniture, and decorative items.

0573 Fire extinguishers and blankets
This worksection Template is applicable to fire extinguishers and fire blankets. Products used must be on the ActivFire Register of Fire Protection Equipment. The specification should reflect any extra requirements of local statutory authorities. The principal product standards are the AS/NZS 1841 series and AS 2444.

0581b Signage
This worksection Template is applicable to house signage, display and statutory signs. Signage for switchboards, piping, etc. should be dealt with in the appropriate technical worksection, but coordinated with this worksection.

0611 Rendering and plastering
This worksection Template is applicable to traditional wet plastering and rendering, though proprietary and special systems may feature in the project specifications and drawings. It includes work on lath, and on panelling of various materials.

0612b Cementitious toppings
This worksection Template is applicable to cement-based toppings on floors and steps. There is no relevant standard in Australia but there are numerous guides available from BRANZ and the Cement and Concrete Association.

0621 Waterproofing – wet areas
This worksection Template is applicable to waterproof membrane applications to wet areas and is written with reference to AS 3740 and AS/NZS 4858. It includes wet area membranes that are polyester or polyurethane, bituminous, acrylic systems and fibreglass reinforcement.

0631b Ceramic tiling
This worksection Template is applicable to floor and wall ceramic tiling. Tiles may be specified by manufacturer’s brand name or by generic type, and essential characteristics such as size, colour, surface, edge type. Bedding, grouting, fixing and jointing requirements should also be specified.

0641 Applied wall finishes
This worksection Template is applicable to custom made wall panels, in situ applied wall linings and the in situ application of specialist wall finishes. There are no published standards, Australian or otherwise, for the specialist finishes utilised by interior designers.

0642 Wallcoverings
This worksection Template is applicable to decorative interior wallcoverings and their installation including wallpapers, vinyl, textile, woven glass fibre and flexible timber wallcoverings.

0651b Resilient finishes
This worksection Template is applicable to resilient sheet and tile finishes with associated underlay including cork tiles, linoleum, corklinoleum, rubber, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), flexible terrazzo tiles and static control flooring. It also includes synthetic sporting surfaces.

0652b Carpets
This worksection Template is applicable to carpet materials, including broadloom carpet, carpet tiles, mats and underlays, adhesives, tapes and accessories, their fixing methods and cleaning.

0654 Engineered panel flooring
This worksection Template is applicable to manufactured floating and adhesive fixed panel floor systems on various substrates. It assumes the provision of a substrate or a supporting structure for an underlay.

0655 Timber flooring
This worksection Template is applicable to fitted solid timber strip flooring, intermittently and continuously supported, adhesive fixed fitted timber block parquet and mosaic parquet flooring products and associated underlays. It assumes the provision of a substrate or a supporting structure for an underlay. There is no reference standard.

0656 Floor sanding and finishing
This worksection Template is applicable to basic floor sanding of timber substrates for other finishes, basic floor sanding as the first stage preparation for clear coating systems, finish sanding for clear coating systems and the selection and application of clear coating systems.

0657 Resin based seamless flooring
This worksection Template is applicable to resin based applied flooring and includes in situ resinous terrazzo flooring.

0671b Painting
This worksection Template is applicable to the in situ application of coating films to buildings and interior elements. The primary referenced standard is AS/NZS 2311, a guide to products and procedures for the painting of buildings for domestic, commercial and industrial use.

0672 Textured and membrane coatings
This worksection Template is applicable to the in situ application of latex extensible (membrane) coating and textured surface coating systems to buildings and interior elements. The primary referenced standard is AS/NZS 2311 which provides a guide to products and procedures for the painting of buildings for general domestic, commercial and industrial use.

0673 Powder coatings
This worksection Template is applicable to the off-site application of powder coating systems to aluminium architectural applications, and to exterior and interior buildings elements. The primary referenced standards are AS 3715 for aluminium and aluminium alloy substrates and AS 4506 for metal substrates other than aluminium.

0702 Mechanical design and install
This worksection Template is applicable to simple mechanical installations that are to be designed and installed by the contractor.

 

0802 Hydraulic design and install
This worksection Template is applicable to simple hydraulic installations for which the specification will be prepared by the architect because the principal has not engaged a specialist hydraulic consultant, the hydraulic design will be done by the contractor. It deals with hot and cold water services, sanitary plumbing and drainage, stormwater, rainwater storage systems, grey water systems, natural gas, LP gas and fire services installations.

0811s Sanitary fixtures
This worksection Template is applicable to the selection and installation of sanitary fixtures. It incorporates design for access and mobility standards AS 1428.1, AS 1428.2 and AS 1428.3 as well as the standards listed in the WaterMark Product Database.

0812s Tapware
This worksection Template is applicable to taps and tapware and includes related fittings such as towel rails.

0902 Electrical design and install
This worksection Template is applicable to simple electrical services installations, in which the specification will be prepared by the architect, without the involvement of a specialist electrical consultant, and the electrical design will be undertaken by the contractor. It includes a summary of the systems and design parameters relating to the electrical installation.

1002 Fire services design and install
This worksection Template is applicable to simple fire service installations that are to be designed and installed by the contractor.

1501 General requirements – building and facility (Maintenance)
This worksection Template is applicable to the general requirements of the Principal for building and facility maintenance contracts. It includes plan requirements, contract period, work by others, environmental protection, emergency response, accidents, damage, measurement and payment.

1502 Maintenance schedules – building and facility 
This worksection outlines the contract schedules for routine general maintenance, building and facilities data sheet, activity frequency schedule, schedule of lump sum components, bills of quantities, schedules of dayworks rates.

1503 Building and facility maintenance plan (BFMP)
This worksection Template is applicable to the Building and Facility Maintenance Plan (BFMP) required under 1501 General requirements – building and facility (Maintenance). The BFMP is a contract specific document which is confirmation of the understanding and commitment of the Contractor and the Principal on maintenance performance policy, maintenance organisation, Activity Specifications, management procedures and maintenance planning.

1504 Annexures to the building and facility maintenance plan (BFMP)
This worksection Template is applicable to proformas and sample forms for the management of building and facility maintenance contracts. Use these proformas in conjunction with 1503 Buildings and facility maintenance plan.

1530 External works
This worksection includes external works associated with the building or facility, including shade structure, external pavement, landscaping, irrigation and stormwater drainage. Material and surfacing may include asphalt, concrete or segmental pavers.

1531 Floors
This worksection includes internal horizontal structural surfaces which constitute part of the building and area accessible by users of the building. Materials may include masonry, concrete, metal and timber. Surfacing may include resilient surfaces, paint, carpet and tiles.

1532 Walls
This worksection includes all internal and external continuous vertical structures, separating rooms or open areas, that are either load or non-load bearing. Materials may include masonry, concrete, metal, light timber or steel framing with cladding, plasterboard or fibre cement, timber, steel, glass or glass blockwork. Walls may be surfaced or finished with glazing, timber, plasterboard or fibre cement lining, steel, exposed masonry, resilient surfaces, wallpaper, paint and tiles.

1533 Doorways and windows
This worksection includes all internal and external entry and exit structures. Doorways include timber doors, steel clad doors, timber, steel and aluminium door frames, security doors, fire-resisting doors, frameless glass doors and revolving doors. Surfacing is either glazed, prefinished, natural, painted or stained.

1534 Ceilings
This worksection includes all overhead structural surfaces either suspended or attached in the under roof area of a building or facility. Materials may include plasterboard or fibre cement panels, fibrous plaster tiles, mineral fibre tiles, glass fibre panels, metal grilles, steel or aluminium panels, wood fibre panels, strawboard and plywood panels. Ceilings may be surfaced in paint or may be prefinished.

1535 Roofing
This worksection includes all external structures and cladding that protect buildings and facilities from the weather. Materials may include tiling, slate roofing, sheet metal, copper, concrete, plastic sheet, glazed roofing, and suspended fabric. Roofs may be surfaced with resilient surfaces, prefinished or paint. Roofing also includes guttering and all rainwater accessories.

1571 Mechanical systems – maintenance 
This worksection includes all fittings, structures, units, installations for use in association with mechanical operations in a building or facility. Mechanical systems include chillers, water heating boilers, cooling towers, fans, pumps, air coils, tanks and vessels, packaged equipment, refrigeration ductwork, mechanical piping, mechanical insulation and equipment for water treatment and for liquid fuel storage and reticulation.

1572 Hydraulic systems- maintenance 
This worksection covers the maintenance of hydraulic systems including all the fittings, pipes, sanitary fixtures, installations for use and conveyance of water, wastewater, fuel or gas. Hydraulic Systems include stormwater, wastewater, freshwater, irrigation and fuel or gas systems as well as hydrants, hose reels and sprinklers.

1573 Electrical systems- maintenance 
This worksection includes all fittings, wiring, installations for use associated with power and lighting in a facility.

1581 External building surveillance
This worksection covers the maintenance of the external security of council buildings and secured areas by way of monitoring of intruder alarm systems from a central control facility and the provision of mobile security patrols to the buildings and secured areas as designated.

1582 Accident repairs (Recoverable)
This worksection covers inspection and appraisal of damage, compilation of details and reporting related to accidents where costs are recoverable. Liaise with Police or Public to obtain details of persons responsible, vehicles/drivers and take photos of damage when required. Where vehicles are involved, note the Registration Nos, vehicle make and model, driver’s name, address and License No. Submit a report on the value and nature of building/facility asset damage. This activity does not include repair work.

1583 Emergency call out
This worksection covers the provision of an effective service which is readily contactable 24 hrs a day, year round and which the public or others may call for assistance. Make a record, or diary of calls and details and to liaise and direct urgent action, by way of inspection and appraisal.

Provide a report of action/incidents when required.

1584 Storm damage response
This worksection covers emergency repairs on short notice for making the building or facility safe and is limited to activities which could be reasonably undertaken in a 24 hour period. Work includes removal of debris causing obstruction or damage to the adjacent property, and provision of temporary roofing with tarps. The cause of the storm damage may be due to the action of wind, rain, flood or lightning strike. This may include the use of tree lopping contractors, cherry pickers, chainsaws, trucks.

1585 External cleaning
This worksection includes all procedures necessary for the routine cleaning of external surfaces of buildings, covered areas immediately adjacent to buildings and external stairways. This activity covers all required activities such as cleaning walls, paths, signs, graffiti removal and clearing gutters. Include the 1491 Open space litter collection and 1492 Open space graffiti removal worksections for external litter and graffiti removal.

1586 Internal cleaning
This worksection includes all procedures necessary for the routine cleaning of buildings including offices, foyers, meeting rooms, kitchens, hallways (excludes toilets see Activity code: e.g. OSA 1587 Sanitary cleaning). This activity covers all internal cleaning activities, including carpet and upholstery cleaning, dusting and polishing furniture, emptying waste bins and ash trays, cleaning walls and doors and replacing light bulbs and tubes.

1587 Sanitary cleaning
This worksection covers all procedures necessary for routine cleaning of sanitary facilities designated for public or staff use. They may be located in a separate building or within buildings and facilities. It also covers all required activities such as the cleaning of toilets and hand basins, in addition to all related surface cleaning commonly required for the upkeep of such premises. Building and facility cleaning not directly related to sanitary facilities is covered under other Activity specifications. This activity includes the replenishment of consumable supplies such as hand towels, soap, toilet paper, sanitary napkins and light bulbs.

1588 Window cleaning
This worksection includes all procedures necessary for the routine cleaning of the internal and external surfaces of perimeter windows, internal windows, glass partitions and glass panels.

1589 Cleaning – blinds and fire proofing of curtains
This worksection includes all procedures necessary for the routine cleaning of blinds and curtains as well as the fire proofing of curtains.

2011 Lifts design and install
This worksection Template is applicable to passenger lifts for use in buildings, other than private residences, up to four storeys. As a performance based (design and construct) worksection, it is intended for use if no specialist lift consultant is engaged.