Review of AS 5100.2: Design Loads
- Publication no: ABC-AUS102-14
- Published: 22 October 2014
AS 5100, the Australian Bridge Design Code, is currently under review. AS 5100.2, Design Loads, sets out the minimum design loads, forces and load effect for road, railway, pedestrian and bicycle bridges and other associated structures.The review of AS 5100 and Part 2 commenced in late 2011. As part of the review, Part 2 has been updated to reflect current technology and philosophy and to address any recent feedback from industry. The more significant changes include the increase in collision loads, the expansion of the section on earthquake loading and improved provision and detail for flood and debris loading following recent flooding across Australia.This paper provides an overview of the changes to the Standard, discussing in greater detail the more significant changes.