Standards Australia E-News Issue 1 July 2010

Tuesday, 13 July, 2010 - 10:00
Industry news


Standards Australia E-News Issue 1 July 2010


Welcome to the first issue of Standards Australia E-News.

This quarterly electronic newsletter replaces UP Magazine, bringing you news and information about Standards Australia and the work carried out by our valued Committees, stakeholders and staff. Read the full articles on our website at




Timber Framing Code

2009 Standards Awards

2010 Design Award Winners

Standards for Smart Grid

Organic & biodynamic products: the new regime


News in brief

Recently Published

Drafts Open for Comment


Timber Framing


Timber Framing Code

Standards Australia has released a revised edition of the popular Australian Standard for Residential Timber Framed Construction, AS 1684, updating Parts 2, 3, and 4 in line with new research findings and current industry practice.

AS 1684 is the backbone of Australia’s home building industry, ensuring homes are designed and constructed taking into account likely wind conditions and other loadings to which houses may be subjected through their expected life spans.

Why is AS 1684 so important and what’s changed in the 2010 edition?


Standards Awards


2009 Standards Awards

Each year through its Standards Awards program, Standards Australia acknowledges the valued contribution made by its Committee members.

Recognition is given to individuals and one Committee who have made significant contributions to standardisation and who have demonstrated outstanding service in enabling Standards Australia to attain the objectives for which it was founded – to enrich the quality of life of all Australians.