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


NEWSMAKERS: * Engineers Australia * ExcelPlas  * Fairview * QLD Government  * Quest  * Roscon * Supreme Court * Toplace * VBA * VIC Government * WA Gov 

Quest Apartments Deemed to be ‘High Fire Risk’ Due to Combustible Cladding
https://www.9news.com.au/national/cladding-melbourne-news-childcare-centre-wrapped-in-combustible-cladding/8081a7f6-2882-4be6-910a-6dec6d549f0f

Jean Nassif’s Toplace Claim Cladding Legislation has Created ‘Artificial Crisis’ 
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/hills-shire-times/nsw-building-inquiry-jean-nassifs-toplace-claim-cladding-legislation-has-created-artificial-crisis/news-story/6f2cd28b83a80c95ea158b3064771c3b
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/6h2VuouzRy8wFz0

Developer Admits in its Defence to the Supreme Court Action that the Cladding is Vitrabond™ FR
– https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/parramatta-rise-owners-suing-builders-over-combustible-illegal-cladding/news-story/3befe1f8eec550f077879cb6cb3b5b0f
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/ohMKz7nAHV8gGbb

Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) issued an advisory in February Warning Builders that CodeMark Certification had been Withdrawn from Nine Cladding Systems including Aluminium Composite Panels, Specifically Naming Vitrabond™ FR, the Cladding Used on The Rise
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7262947/Apartment-owners-sue-builders-replace-flammable-cladding-building-rules-changed.html

Fairview’s Website says the Vitrabond™ FR product has been Used in Many High Profile Developments from Multi-storey Apartment Towers to the Attorney General’s Department in the ACT, the ABC Headquarters in Queensland, Star City Casino in Sydney and the Royal Randwick Racecourse
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7262947/Apartment-owners-sue-builders-replace-flammable-cladding-building-rules-changed.html

Alert 1m2 Section of Polyethylene Cladding is equivalent to 5 Litres of Petrol – Cladding Audits by Roscon
https://www.roscon.com.au/files/Cladding%20Audits.pdf

Exclusive: Melbourne Childcare Centre Deemed ‘Danger to Life’ as Investigation Uncovers Combustible Cladding
https://www.9news.com.au/national/cladding-melbourne-news-childcare-centre-wrapped-in-combustible-cladding/8081a7f6-2882-4be6-910a-6dec6d549f0f

VBA Partners with Cladding Safety Victoria to Accelerate Pace of Rectification Works
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/media/latest-news/article/2019/vba-partners-with-cladding-safety-victoria-to-accelerate-pace-of-rectification-works

Apartment Owners Sue Builders Over Fears Their Block is Covered in Flammable Cladding which may Cost them $80,000 Each to Replace
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7262947/Apartment-owners-sue-builders-replace-flammable-cladding-building-rules-changed.html

Mascot Towers Apartment Owners Claim Combustible Cladding Defects ‘Not Logged’
– https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/mascot-towers-apartment-owners-claim-defects-not-logged/news-story/58e9d445d9c43852a08dae04eb99aab1
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/kT7yNWjLnoYP6p9

Lack of Mandatory Engineers Registration Undermines Building Safety Reform, Experts Say
https://www.createdigital.org.au/lack-mandatory-engineers-registration-undermines-building-safety-reform-experts/

WA Announces  State-wide Cladding Audit
https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-and-energy/state-wide-cladding-audit

Combustible Cladding Testing | Fast & Reliable | NATA Certified National Testing Laboratory
Cladding Combustibility, Sampling and Analysis; More than just cladding analysis CLADDING TEST provide risk interpretation data ; At CLADDING TEST we don’t just provide you with a laboratory analysis of the cladding material. We give risk categorisation and increased data on the cladding’s CONSTRUCTION & COMPOSITION which allows you to improve your risk assessment, your reports and better safeguard the building in question.
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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/

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 Australia’s Largest group of Polymer Building Materials Testing Labs.
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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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