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


VBA Demands Urgent Safety Works on Buildings with Dangerous Cladding (Breaking News)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/wJuWXVV2S6BYX7H/download

Responses to the Shergold-Weir report on Combustible Cladding (BREAKING NEWS)
https://designbuildexpo.com.au/building-construction/responses-to-the-shergold-weir-report-on-combustible-cladding/

Lawsuit claims Arconic “knowingly or recklessly supplied its highly flammable Reynobond polyethylene (PE) cladding panels for use in high-rise buildings.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/16/gren-j16.html

The Cladding Issue Is Still Making Headlines (Breaking News)
https://constructionadvisor.com.au/article/the-cladding-issue-is-still-making-headlines/577

Victorian School Building Authority Issues Design & Construct Tender for Combustible Cladding Works 
https://www.australiantenders.com.au/tenders/375848/combustible-cladding-works-design-construct-victorian-school-building-authority/
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Non-conforming Building Products and Cladding Issues for Owners in Redeveloping Commercial Buildings in Queensland
http://www.mondaq.com/australia/x/772978/Building+Construction/Recycle+reuse+redevelop+Nonconforming+building+products
+and+cladding+issues+for+owners+in+redeveloping+commercial+buildings+in+Queensland

Midland Insurance – New Cladding Legislation Could Affect You – A Guide for Building Owners and Owner’s Corporations
https://midlandinsurance.com.au/cladding/

Grenfell Fire Safety Plan Did Not Include Cladding Assessment
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/17/grenfell-fire-safety-study-did-not-include-cladding-assessment

10,000 Buildings Labelled as Fire Traps in Eastern Australian States
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6600349/10-000-buildings-labelled-fire-traps-eastern-Australian-states.html

10,000 Buildings in Australia Suspected of Having Flammable Cladding
https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/01/10000-buildings-suspected-flammable-cladding/


Final tickets for the 2nd Annual Safe Cladding, Buildings and Facade Innovation Summit (Sydney | 27-28 Feb)
As a CCN reader, you are eligible for a 10% saving off your ticket for this leading event. Simply use the VIP code CCN-10 when registering to receive the discount.

With the Grenfell inquiry currently underway, there are many lessons for the Australian building and construction sector that can be applied from the UK experience. Hear from Roy WilsherChair of the UK National Fire Chiefs Council as he outlines what remediation steps are being taken to implement effective fire protection and risk mitigation strategies that are looking to be adopted both here in Australia and in the UK. This offers our delegates the opportunity to gain valuable insights into how to navigate future regulatory change.

He will be joined by over 30 local and international industry leaders including:

  • Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Australian Federal Government
  • Gary Strong, Global Building Standards Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Chair, International Fire Safety Standards Coalition (UK)
  • Philip Halton, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Building and Construction Commission
  • John Prendergast, Manager Building Services, City Of Greater Dandenong; President of Victorian Municipal Building Surveyors Group

Engage with your industry colleagues to explore potential solutions including developing a nationally consistent approach to regulatory reform; remediation of existing building stock; innovations in design and building facades that can be applied to make future buildings safer and developing an insurance approach to cladding within the current market.  This 10% saving is valid until 15/2/19. Find out more here: http://scb.aventedge.com/

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 that 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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