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AS 4055 and AS/NZS 1170.2

There are two major Australian standards for wind loads and wind actions for the building industry to follow. They are AS 4055 – Wind load for housing, and AS/NZS 1170.2 – Structural design actions Part 2: Wind actions.

It is not unusual that designers, builders and related personnel to confuse the applications of these two standards from time to time. Although Australia and New Zealand share many similarities in terms of wind loads and wind actions, the Australian standard AS 4055 is only applicable for use in Australia, while AS/NZS 11720.2 is applicable in both Australia and New Zealand.

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