A suite of revised Engineering Standard Drawings have been made available by Council providing engineering consultants, architects, contractors and developers with updated technical construction standards.
Council’s Group Manager Infrastructure Services, Dominic Lucas explained the purpose of the drawings.
“Builders and civil contractors often undertake construction work that upon completion will be handed over to Council as public infrastructure assets,” Mr Lucas said. “Subdivision road and footpath construction are just two examples where this regularly occurs.”
“It’s therefore imperative that the quality of any work that will ultimately be transferred to Council is not only consistent but also meets specifications.”
“It’s important we review our technical specifications and drawings as changes in the industry occur,” Mr Lucas said. “This includes Australian Standards, safety and environmental guidelines, materials and best practice requirements.”
The Standard drawings include details on how to construct public infrastructure such as roads, footpaths and storm water drainage pipes. Other examples include instructions on the correct installation of street signs and trees planted in public places and common private infrastructure works such as driveway constructions for residential, rural, commercial and industrial properties.
A total of 26 initial Council Engineering Standard Drawings have been revised or included as part of the first suite review and added to Council’s website.
“The remainder of the standard drawings will be progressively reviewed over the next 12 months at which time we expect to have over 60 drawings available,” Mr Lucas said.
“We encourage all consulting engineers, architects, contractors and developers undertaking construction work across our Shire to keep abreast of these changes and make themselves familiar with these revised standard drawings.”
To view Wingecarribee Shire Council’s revised Engineering Standard Drawings visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/standard-drawings.