CCN – The Latest Updates, News and Alerts on Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)
Reaching more Players in the Cladding Industry


NEWSMAKERS: * Arconic * Celotex * CladdingTest * CSV * ExcelPlas * Fairview * Fireshield™ * Grenfell * Kingspan * NS Group * Tim Cousins * VIC Govt. * VBA

INDUSTRY NEWS

Forensic Fire Engineers Skilled in Combustible Cladding Failures and Producing Expert Evidence
https://timcousins.com.au/

Cladding Industry Market Reports Specific to Your Product or Service (Average Cost per Lead is $5, Minimum 100 Leads)
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Defective Building – Independent Project Management & Consulting
Go Projects Australia are independent Building Consultants & Project Managers advocating on behalf of property owners to remediate faulty buildings. We provide building reports and advice and formulate briefs for consultants and builders ensuring efficient work is undertaken. We have established relationships with Victorian Building Authority and Cladding Safety Victoria.” Call 1300 315 961 for no obligation first consultancy.
https://go-pm.com.au/non-compliant-buildings

Grenfell Inquiry: Another Uncomfortable Week for Kingspan
https://www.housingtoday.co.uk/news/grenfell-inquiry-another-uncomfortable-week-for-kingspan/5109379.article

Rethinking rectification and cladding waste
Ecoloop is Australia’s first ACP recycling solution for recladding waste, developed by Fairview in close collaboration with waste management experts. Ecoloop sees ‘non-compliant cladding’ waste from rectification projects sustainable and ethically RECYCLED and REPURPOSED here in Australia, diverting up to 100% of non-compliant ACP cladding material from landfill.
https://fv.com.au/ecoloop/?utm-source=CCN&utm-medium=edm&utm-campaign=Ecoloop

Grenfell: Contractors Queried Suitability of Kingspan Insulation Over 18m
https://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/grenfell-contractors-queried-suitability-of-kingspan-insulation-over-18m/

Tycoons Whose Firm Fitted Grenfell Tower With Flammable Insulation and ‘Stretched The Truth’ About Tower’s Fire Safety Cashed in £123MILLION Shares Before Inquiry
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9019763/Directors-Grenfell-Tower-supplier-cash-shares-worth-123-million.html

Fire Safety Bill Risks Fuel New Cladding Crisis
https://www.thefpa.co.uk/news/fire-safety-bill-risks-fuelling-cladding-crisis-

Key Government Official Warned Over Use of Kingspan Insulation on High Rises in 2014
https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/key-government-official-warned-over-use-of-kingspan-insulation-on-high-rises-in-2014-68910

RECORDED WEBINARS ON COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING REMEDIATION

ACP Cladding Remediation 1 – Legal, Compliance and Insurance on Aluminium Composite Panels
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/yUuj9rIUFNzB8J-03I3RGTaGZ1k_icdEmgR4myK-f6tWmY6h79xp4tLF2LxKnqVfjvaJhQvh5PgL81g.y8zu57jFLkf3ZjQ-?startTime

ACP Cladding Remediation 2 – Planning, Design and Construction
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/m73vx8kvpa2J8zC2wnQ2hp3O1LH9LnZAjMCDUs91JeLTGi6ofK-Ere5XxA4ssnxc4ZG9e8R2HmuFv707s.MMyG-r49rf1UtiR-?startTime

OTHER BREAKING NEWS

Grenfell Tower: Insulation Firm ‘Dedicated to Fire Safety’
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-55165259

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry is Uncovering a Major Corporate Scandal
https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/12/the-grenfell-tower-inquiry-is-uncovering-a-major-corporate-scandal/

ARCONIC Knew Its ACM Panels Were Combustible 8 Years Before Grenfell
The Arconic panels were chosen by the Kengington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) in an attempt to reduce the cost of construction on the refurbishment of the Grenfell Tower. Emails from a senior executive at Arconic, Claude Wehrle, shown to the Inquiry, revealed knowledge of other cases of high-rise buildings with similar cladding catching on fire. Wehrle’s emails dated as early as 2009, eight years before the Grenfell Tower fire. 
http://soasspirit.co.uk/news/national-news/they-knew-it-would-burn-reveals-grenfell-inquiry/

Fireshield™ Used in Upgrade of Residential Building in London
https://rcimag.co.uk/pitched-roofing/fireshield-used-in-upgrade-of-residential-building-in-london

Health Chiefs Insist Flammable Grenfell Cladding ‘No Risk’ at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18924093.health-chiefs-insist-flammable-grenfell-cladding-no-risk-scotlands-super-hospital-deliberate-deceit-safety-exposed/

Fire Behaviour of Electrical Installations in Buildings
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/23/6433/pdf


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


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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