Draft Details

Designation:CSA A460
Review start date:Nov 20, 2018
Review end date:Jan 20, 2019
Contact email:sue.ruscetta(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:


1.1 General

This Standard covers bird-friendly building design in both new construction and existing buildings.  It establishes performance measures for glazing for overall building and site design.  This Standard aims to reduce bird collisions with buildings.  Performance requirements are used in this when possible, and prescriptive requirements are used when necessary.  When innovative products are used a test report shall be issued. Certification procedures are not part of this Standard.

This Standard considers design aspects of glazes, buildings, and sites from the point of view of bird strikes only.  Other standards and codes make recommendations regarding energy efficiency, building occupant comfort, glazing safety, light spill, etc., which are not specifically addressed here.

1.2 Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; "should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.


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