AS 3850.3:2021 Prefabricated concrete elements Part 3: Civil construction.
This document provides requirements which impact on safety for planning, manufacturing, construction, design, casting, transportation, erection and incorporation into the structure of prefabricated concrete elements in civil, infrastructure and non-building construction. It applies to prefabricated concrete elements, including but not limited to pipes, culverts, bridge elements, tunnel elements, poles, piles, drainage and sewerage access and maintenance chambers, manholes, pits, lintels, headwalls, covers and surrounds, and water quality products.
This document does not cover the in-service design of these elements.
Additional requirements for some products are covered in other Standards.
This document does not cover the following:
(a) Elements used in building construction.
(b) Small individual concrete elements able to be handled manually (e.g. bricks, blocks, payers).
1.2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all o1 their content constitutes requirements of this document.
NOTE Documents referenced for informative purposes are listed in the Bibliography. AS 1379, Specification and supply of concrete
AS 1597.1, Precast reinforced concrete box culverts, Part 1: Small culverts (not exceeding 1200 mm span
and 1200 mm height)
AS 1597.2, Precast reinforced concrete box culverts, Part 2.Large culverts (exceeding 1200 mm span or 1200 mm height and up to and including 4200 mm and 4200 mm height)
AS 1657, Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders — Design, construction and installation
AS 2550 (all parts), Cranes, hoists and winches — Safe use
AS 3600, Concrete structures
AS 3610.1, Formwork for concrete, Part 1: Specifications
AS 3799, Liquid membrane-forming curing compounds for concrete
AS 3850.1, Prefabricated concrete elements, Part 1: General requirements
AS 4100, Steel structures
AS 4139, Fibre reinforced concrete pipes and fittings
AS 4991, Lifting devices
AS 5100 (series), Bridge design
1.3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in AS 3600 and the following apply. casting bed
bed used for the manufacture of concrete elements with a flat underside Note ito entry: see mould (1.3.11) for other elements.
competent person
person who has acquired through training, qualifications or experience, or a combination of these, the knowledge and skills enabling that person to perform a specified task
Note 1 to entry: See Appendix B for information on specific competent persons.
deadman anchor deadman footing
object buried in, or secured to, the ground for the purpose of providing anchorage of a temporary support
EXAMPLE Concrete pile or trench footing.
erection documentation
installation documentation, drawings, arrangements, procedures and instructions for lifting and temporary support for above- and below-ground installation of elements
Note I to entry: Erection documentation is specified in Appendix A.
product-specific documentation
specification or data sheet provided by the manufacturer of a standard precast concrete element
EXAMPLE Documentation provided for concrete pipe.
project-specific documentation
engineering project drawings, shop drawings, layout plans and elevations provided by designers which detail the requirements of elements used for individual projects.AS 3850.3 pdf download.