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


NEWSMAKERS: * 3A Composites * Alucobond  * Canberra Apartments * Fairview * HVG * Kingspan  * KWM Lawyers * Property Council * Rockwool * South Australia * VBA * Vitrabond™  * Vitracore™ 

Breaking News – Combustible Cladding Ignited in Canberra Apartments Fire
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/ZGx2PJIlvfWWVVt

Federal Court of Australia: THE OWNERS – STRATA PLAN 87231 v 3A COMPOSITES GMBH & ANOR
https://www.comcourts.gov.au/file/FEDERAL/P/NSD215/2019/order_list

Vitrabond Combustible Cladding Class Action is a product liability claim against Fairview Architectural Pty Limited (Fairview)
Fairview is the manufacturer of Vitrabond PE core cladding products. If you have a building with Vitrabond PE cladding products, you are encouraged to register your interest – obligation free (see How to Participate in the Class Actions).
https://www.williamroberts.com.au/Class-Actions/Combustible-Cladding-Class-Action

Alucobond Combustible Cladding Class Action) is a product liability claim against 3A Composites GmbH and Halifax Vogel Group Pty Limited (Respondents)
The Respondents are the manufacturers of Alucobond PE cladding products. If you have a building with Alucobond PE cladding products, you are encouraged to register your interest – obligation free (see How to Participate in the Class Actions).
https://www.williamroberts.com.au/Class-Actions/Combustible-Cladding-Class-Action

Breaking News – Bayside Council issues Cladding Rectification Notices on 14 buildings
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6339144/bayside-council-issues-cladding-rectification-notices-on-14-buildings/

Dramatic Video of Failed Cladding Test (Declassified) Kingspan failed
– https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultations/2018-12/supplementary-paper-2-kingspan-failed-a1-a2-test_0.zip
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/8QN437GdTdDWRjP

Engineers worried recladding Adelaide Convention Centre would hurt reputation, leaked documents show
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-21/adelaide-convention-centre-cladding-talks-continued-emails-show/11435128

New Non-Combustible Aluminium Core Panel Achieves the Lowest Risk Rating, Category D, from the Insurance Council of Australia
https://www.bluechipgroup.net.au/facade-cladding-perth/non-combustible-cladding-perth.html

Building Crisis To Cost “Billions”
More than 3,400 apartment buildings across the country had defective, non-compliant combustible cladding installed, requiring remediation work to make the buildings safe, the report said.
https://www.yourinvestmentpropertymag.com.au/news/building-crisis-to-cost-billions-265591.aspx

Kingspan Failed Test – Vitracore G2 Composite Panel Testing (Declassified)
https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultations/2018-12/supplementary-paper-4-kingspan-failed-test-3.pdf

Building Ministers need to ‘Maintain Momentum’ on Cladding compliance, says Property Council
https://www.therealestateconversation.com.au/news/2019/08/21/building-ministers-need-maintain-momentum-compliance-says-property-council

Dodgy High-rise Apartments are Making Developers Rich But Owners Are Forgotten
https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-21/the-high-rise-apartment-sector-needs-reform/11431732?pfm=sm

ROCKWOOL Response to the Government’s Consultation on Banning the Use of Combustible Materials in the External Walls of High-Rise Residential Buildings 
https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultations/2018-12/supplementary-paper-1-rockwool.pdf

In 2012, the Australian Building Codes Board rejected a proposal to change the rules by suppliers Alucobond Architectural and SGI Architectural
https://www.afr.com/property/push-to-end-combustible-cladding-was-rejected-by-building-watchdog-5-years-ago-20171109-gzi0th

Shoddy Workmanship Should Have Consequences
It estimates as many as 157 Canberra apartment blocks have been fitted with potentially combustible aluminium cladding.
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6339484/enforcement-is-the-key-to-building-quality/

Residents Furious at Building Watchdog for Not Acting Sooner
The building watchdog has confirmed it’s currently reviewing the actions of 600 builders and 160 building surveyors.
https://www.msn.com/en-my/news/other/residents-furious-at-building-watchdog-for-not-acting-sooner/vi-AAG527H

Seeking Senior Building Surveyor for Combustible Cladding
key role in ensuring buildings within the municipality are made safer and more compliant in relation to Moreland’s Combustible cladding 
http://www.lgassist.com.au/career/125850/Senior-Building-Surveyor-Victoria-Vic-Coburg

Queensland’s Cladding Reforms – King & Wood Mallesons 
https://www.safetysolutions.net.au/content/fire/article/queensland-s-cladding-reforms-222621491

Burnt out Dubai Marina tower to be rebuilt in Dh25 million project
Flammable cladding was blamed for much of the damage as flames engulfed the tower’s exterior
https://www.thenational.ae/uae/burnt-out-dubai-marina-tower-to-be-rebuilt-in-dh25-million-project-1.900503

Cladding Disaster 20 Years On – Have Lessons Been Learned?
Concerns about flammable cladding were raised following a fire that spread up Garnock Court tower block in Irvine, Scotland in 1999. After 6 people died and more than 20 were hurt in the 2009 blaze at Lakanal House in Camberwell, the inquest that followed highlighted the fact that cladding could make a fire spread more quickly. Since then we have seen the fires at Shepherd’s Bush and Grenfell.
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=85e56c73-706c-437e-9944-a446e03e35ad


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

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/


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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