With the Australian economy set to be in recession for the second consecutive year in 2021, new glass standards are set to come into force, in a bid to help the country achieve the “glass dream” of the US.
The Federal Government is set to unveil its glazing rules next week, and the new standards are expected to be among the most stringent in the world.
The Government wants to ensure glass is as safe as possible, with the aim of keeping the environment and workers safe.
The rules will cover all window glass in Australia, regardless of material, meaning manufacturers and builders will have to apply for approval before building a new window.
It is a change from the current rules which say glass must be manufactured with a certain degree of insulation.
The new rules are expected be announced on Wednesday.
“If you look at the rules, the standard has been a bit different in the last couple of years,” says Professor Michael Smith, an Australian Glass Institute (AIGI) expert.
“For the past couple of decades, we’ve had to apply to the Australian Standards Institute for approval.
We had to go through all the testing and verification processes.
Now we have to go to the standards institute and do that.”
“They are now going to be looking at glass that is made of aluminium, which is pretty flimsy.
And then there will be an extra layer of protection.” “
That means that they are going to have to test and verify this glass that’s made of aluminum to be able to build it.
And then there will be an extra layer of protection.”
Professor Smith says the changes to glass standards could also make it harder for workers to obtain certification for their work.
The National Glass Council (NGC), the trade body representing glass manufacturers, says the change will make it easier for glass workers to get a job, but that it may also be a barrier to entry for new glass manufacturers.
The trade body says glass industry is currently a “very small, niche industry” and that the Government needs to ensure that all glass products meet the new requirements.
“It will be a very big challenge for the glass industry in Australia,” says Gary Dore, president of the National Glass Institute.
“We don’t have the capacity to develop and manufacture all of these products in the short-term, but it will certainly be a challenge.”
The National Glazing Council says there will also be more regulations on window glass, but not all of them are set.
“This is a really complex issue, and it is not clear yet what the final regulations are,” says Steve Jones, the chief executive of the NT Glass Industry Association.
Professor Dore says the new glass rules are likely to be a step forward, but he is concerned that the changes will not make the industry safer. “
I think that it will be in the interests of the industry to be as transparent as possible so that we can get a handle on what the new regulations are, and what the industry needs to do to make sure that they meet the standards.”
Professor Dore says the new glass rules are likely to be a step forward, but he is concerned that the changes will not make the industry safer.
“They may be a little bit more difficult to apply,” he says.
‘Flexible, flexible’ glass A report commissioned by the National Glaze Council says the Australian glass industry will be able develop and use glass that meets the new rules. “
But I would say it is a step in the right direction.”
‘Flexible, flexible’ glass A report commissioned by the National Glaze Council says the Australian glass industry will be able develop and use glass that meets the new rules.
The report recommends that glass be made of high-quality glass, as opposed to that manufactured with less than 50 per cent aluminium or less than 10 per cent polycarbonate.
It also suggests that the glass used should be flexible, as in that it can be used in a wide variety of applications, from a wall to a door to an interior door.
The Glass Council report also recommends that a flexible glass should be made from glass that has been “flexible” for at least 10 years.
The glass industry, which makes up about 30 per cent of Australia’s glass output, says that this flexibility will give it the flexibility to design, manufacture and install glass that can meet the requirements of the new standard.
However, some workers say the flexible glass industry may not have the flexibility required to comply with the new safety rules.
Dr James Hargreaves, who studies window glass at the Australian Institute of Architects, says workers in the glass and roofing industries will not have enough flexibility to comply.
“The flexible glass that comes from the industry in the industry is going to not meet the glass standards, because the industry has a very small niche in terms of what they can produce,” he said.
“There will be more flexibility for the