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INDUSTRY NEWS

PRESS RELEASE: Procurement Australia Partners with Building Compliance and Combustible Cladding Experts
https://getthewordout.com.au/press-release/press-release-procurement-australia-partners-with-building-compliance-and-combustible-cladding-experts/

Combustible Cladding: Burning Down the House! (Law Institute Journal)
https://liv.asn.au/Web/Law-Institute-Journal-and-News/Web/LIJ/Year/2022/03March/Combustible-cladding–Burning-down-the-house.aspx

Our Process – Cladding Safety Victoria Video
The Victorian Government’s $600 million Cladding Rectification Program has removed more combustible cladding than anywhere else in Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH7kxqeoD34

New Cladding Remediation Courses Provide Critical Information for Engineers
https://createdigital.org.au/new-cladding-remediation-courses-provide-critical-information-for-engineers/

Kingspan Lobbies for Continued Use of its Combustible Materials on High Rises in Scotland
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/VneHZUT0Qq0eSjz#pdfviewer

Fire Compliance Best Practice for Flat Roofs – Architecture Today
https://architecturetoday.co.uk/fire-compliance-best-practice-for-flat-roofs/

Urgent Testing of Suspect Cladding
ExcelPlas use a range of analytical techniques to assist all stakeholders (Building Owners, Insurers, Fire Engineers, Facility Management, Body Corporate) to better understand the composition, flammability potential and risk profile of questionable aluminium cladding.
Fastest Timeframes
ExcelPlas takes as little as 2-5 business days from initiation to handing over your final report.
In an industry where the usual turnaround is 2 weeks onwards, ExcelPlas’ operational flexibility and in-house laboratory enable us to shorten our reporting timeframes allowing you to meet your deadlines early.
https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/cladding-testing/

Fire-damaged Ajman One Towers Could Reopen in Two Months
https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/fire-damaged-ajman-one-towers-could-reopen-in-two-months-1.178283

Fatal 2009 Cladding Fire Not ‘Severe’ Enough to Prompt Investigation into Similar Buildings, Hearing Told
https://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/grenfell-inquiry-fatal-2009-cladding-fire-not-severe-enough-to-prompt-investigation-into-similar-buildings-hearing-told/5116787.article

Grenfell Tower: Official Admits He Could Have Prevented the Fire
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-60933005

US Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Cladding Firm
A court has ruled that US shareholders in the Grenfell Tower cladding firm Arconic, can proceed with a lawsuit against the company after witnesses said managers knew the cladding performed badly in fire safety tests, yet continued to be used on high-rise buildings. A group of US investors says they incurred financial losses when Arconic’s Reynobond PE cladding was implicated in the Grenfell fire in 2017.
https://www.shponline.co.uk/fire-safety-and-emergency/grenfell-tower-block-tragedy/

Senior Civil Servant Admits Missed Opportunities to Address Risks of ACM Cladding
https://www.housingtoday.co.uk/news/senior-civil-servant-admits-missing-opportunities-to-address-risks-of-acm-cladding/5116758.article

Grenfell Inquiry: Official Admits Being ‘Single Point of Failure’
https://www.civilserviceworld.com/news/article/grenfell-inquiry-dclg-official-admits-being-single-point-of-failure

Meet Lachlan Ingram Special Counsel with Holding Redlich and Cladding Litigation Specialist
https://www.holdingredlich.com/lawyers/melbourne/lachlan-ingram

Cladding Fire Studies

Study of Fire Behaviour of Building Facades
https://efectis.com/en/project/study-fire-behaviour-facade-mock-ups-equipped-aluminium-composite-material-based-claddings/

Fire Safety of Façades, A Clear Difference
https://wfmmedia.com/fire-safety-of-facades-a-clear-difference/

CLADDING CLASS ACTIONS

How to Participate in the Alucobond® Combustible Cladding Class Action
https://www.williamroberts.com.au/ArticleDocuments/333/NSD215.2019-20Main-20Notice-20and-20Opt-20Out-20Form.pdf.aspx

How to Participate in the Vitrabond® Combustible Cladding Class Action 
https://www.williamroberts.com.au/ArticleDocuments/333/NSD940.2019 – Notice.pdf.aspx

RAPID CLADDING TESTING SERVICE

Premium Testing Service for Cladding Fire Risk Assessment – ExcelPlas Cladding Testing Laboratory
Our laboratories provide specialist cladding and facades testing services, from identification, compositional analysis and combustibility risk.
Our accredited laboratories in Melbourne are renowned as the foremost lab in Australia for cladding testing.
https://www.claddingtest.com/

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Roscon is a specialist provider of property reporting and facilities management services to business in the Owners Corporation and Insurance industries
As expert consultants, Roscon can devise a solution to address any non-compliant claddings. These solutions may be far more cost effective than replacing the entire building facade.
https://www.roscon.com.au/cladding_facade_audits


Step-by-Step Guide For Evaluating the Combustibility Risk of Cladding
https://www.claddingtest.com/

Australian NATA Testing Laboratory Offers Cladding Identification and Testing Services (to determine Combustibility Risk Profile)
http://www.excelplas.com/

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Polymer Building Materials Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Melbourne Testing Lab for Testing of Architectural Cladding Materials and Combustibility Risk
ExcelPlas now performs Positive Material Identification (PMI) and Combustibility Rating (CR) on architectural cladding such as Aluminium Composite Materials ACM, Aluminium Composite Panels ACP, Expanded Polystyrene Panels EPS, Polyisocyanuarate Foam Panels PIC and others.
We have extensive experience with testing of polymers and polymeric building materials.
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 
https://www.claddingtest.com/

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