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What are Standards?
In the context of Standards Australia, a standard is a document relating to the procedures, guidelines and specification of many types of merchandise, services and systems.
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Engineers Australia encourages its members to participate in the work of the standards development committees whenever possible and values each nominee’s contributions.
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Standards out for Public Comment
An important stage in the development of an Australian Standard is the Public Comment period. EA encourages members to use the Public Comment Period to provide their view on its provisions. All comments are considered in detail by the relevant Committee and, if necessary, further drafting is undertaken.
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AS 3850.3: A draft is open for commenting
A draft standard is open for commenting on Standards Australia public comments system.
Standard: AS 3850.3 Prefabricated concrete elements, Part 3: Civil construction
Comment Start Date: 29/10/2020
Comment End Date: 31/12/2020
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Standards Australia Academy
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