CCN – The Latest Updates, News and Alerts on Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)


NEWSMAKERS: * CSIRO * ExcelPlas  * King Wood and Mallesons * Mirvac * QLD Government * Thomson Geer Lawyers * VIC Government * 

Mirvac Chief Calls for Lift in Building Standards Despite Their Role in the Cladding Crisis (Breaking News)
The boss of Mirvac, one of Australia’s largest apartment developers, has called for an urgent lift in building standards, despite being caught up in the combustible cladding crisis.
https://www.propertyobserver.com.au/forward-planning/investment-strategy/property-news-and-insights/102518-mirvac-chief-calls-for-lift-in-building-standards.html

St John Frawley, Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers Presents on ‘Towering Troubles – What To Do About Combustible Cladding’ (Friday 23rd August Sofitel Melbourne) (Breaking News)
https://www.liv.asn.au/CPD-Networking/CPD-Networking/Property-Law-Conference-%E2%80%93-Stream-2

Cladding Victoria – Crackdown May Open a Can of Worms (Breaking News)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/v2fYlfnxtHiSsBq

Victoria Takes the Lead in the Cladding Saga, and What Others are Doing (Breaking News)
https://picagroup.com.au/victoria-takes-the-lead-in-the-cladding-saga-and-what-others-are-doing/

Council Hired Round-the-Clock Security for At-Risk Building with Flammable Cladding  (Breaking News)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/B0gVPKupCOvnfUC

State Governments Take Action On High-Risk Cladding  (Breaking News)
https://myosh.com/blog/2019/08/07/state-governments-take-action-on-high-risk-cladding/

Trillion Dollar Strata Sector Calls On Victorian Labor Premier To Make Good On His Promise To Raise Cladding At COAG (Breaking News)
https://connectweb.com.au/news/media-centre/aug-2019/trillion-dollar-strata-sector-calls-on-victorian-labor-premier-to-make-good-on-his-promise-to-raise-.aspx

Queensland Cladding Compliance Deadline Extended To 31 October 2019 (Breaking News)
https://www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au/management/19908-queensland-cladding-compliance-deadline-extended

Cladding Reforms In Queensland – Where To Next?  – King & Wood Mallesons Lawyers
https://www.kwm.com/en/au/knowledge/insights/cladding-reforms-in-queensland-where-to-next-20190806

Exterior Cladding Reported as a Potentially High Fire Risk
https://masonrycontractors.com.au/2019/08/exterior-cladding-reported-potentially-high-fire-risk/

How Cost-Cutting Makes Buildings Fail (Breaking News)
– https://www.afr.com/property/commerical/how-cost-cutting-makes-buildings-fail-20190805-p52dwk
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/oXQpYa3pI9h9cHP

Declassified CSIRO Report on ACM Cladding Fire Testing Prepared for Architectural Façade Cladding Solutions Pty Ltd.
https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultations/2018-12/supplementary-paper-3-kingspan-failed-test-2.pdf

ExcelPlas has been certified by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) as one of the trusted cladding testing organization nation-wide
ExcelPlas is approved to provide ACP classification in accordance to the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) categories. Our materials experts are PhDs in chemistry and engineering.
ExcelPlas provides cladding testing services including:
• Cladding Combustibility
• Cladding Flammability
• Cladding Identification
• Cladding Composition

Combustibility Rating on building cladding materials
• Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP)
• Aluminium Composite Materials (ACM)
• Aluminium Panel Cladding
• Rendered Expanded Polystyrene (EPS Cladding)

Materials Identification on sarking and insulation materials
• Expanded Polystyrene Panels (EPS)
• Polyisocyanuarate (PIR) Foam
• Glass Wool/PET Wool


Australian Essential Services Group are independent auditors and fire safety specialists operating nationwide
AESG’s Combustible Cladding reports assist owners in establishing the risk profile and coverage of combustible materials, as well as providing guidance and recommendations to de-risk their building. AESG offer a range of reports to assist with insurance enquires, Council or VBA  Notices/Orders and pro-active investigations.
https://www.aesg.com.au/Services/Combustible-Cladding-Reports.aspx

Cladding Compliance Australia | Combustible Cladding Solutions‎
Combustible Cladding Inspection, Testing and Rectification. QLD & NSW Cladding Checklists. Members of the Fire Protection Association Australia. 30+ Years Of Experience. Request A Quote. Highlights: Providing Customer Services, One Stop Option.
http://www.claddingcompliance.com.au/

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/

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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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