Building Code of Australia (BCA), window manufacturers are required to supply windows and glazed doors that meet mandatory minimum specifications for structural sufficiency and water penetration resistance under Australian Standard (AS) 2047, Windows in buildings, selection and installation. Energy efficiency provisions state that windows performance data must be determined in accordance with the guidelines of the Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC). So how is window testing done, who does it, what are the most common tests and can window test results be a portal into increasing the energy efficiency of a building.
At the end of this panel, attendees will be able to:
Competency Standard – Design: Coneptual Design
Relates to: 3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.