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


Two Melbourne Towers, Two Fires – But Both Signed Off by Same Engineering Firm Thomas Nicolas Pty Ltd. (Breaking News)
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/x3PdvvY79sodweS
– https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/two-towers-two-fires-but-both-signed-off-by-same-engineering-firm-20190312-p513np.html

A Statement from the VBA Regarding the Lacrosse VCAT Decision (Breaking News)
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/media/latest-news/article/2019/statement-from-the-victorian-building-authority-regarding-lacrosse-vcat-decision

Cladding Issues leads to “Biggest Overhaul of Building Laws in NSW History” (Mills Oakley lawyers)
https://www.millsoakley.com.au/thinking/biggest-overhaul-of-building-laws-in-nsw-history-teaser-released-what-you-should-expect/

WHERE TO FROM OPAL AND LACROSSE? TOWARDS A BETTER ASSURANCE SYSTEM IN NSW (Corrs Lawyers)
https://www.corrs.com.au/thinking/insights/where-to-from-opal-and-lacrosse-towards-a-better-assurance-system-in-nsw/

Combustible Cladding: Early Judicial Guidance from the TCC
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=205cb629-dcc6-4716-aef7-0fbfe7003116

ACCREDITED CLADDING TESTING LABORATORY FOR AUSTRALIA (EXCELPLAS)
EXCELPLAS takes just 2-3 business days from consultation to handing over your final CLADDING report.
Highly qualified and experienced team of PhD chemists, material scientists and failure analysis consultants.
EXCELPLAS has sampled and analysed hundreds of ACP cladding samples for strata managers and for major public buildings including apartments, hospitals, hotels and universities.
EXCELPLAS is a highly preferred ACP CLADDING testing provider for the Victorian State Governments, NSW Government and the West Australian Government.
Because EXCELPLAS extract the cladding sample, control the chain of custody, undertake the chemical analysis and write the report you can be sure that the results are correct, accurate and reliable.
EXCELPLAS were awarded commercial provider status approved by the Insurance Council of Australia to analyse and report on combustible cladding. 
As preferred suppliers to State Government you can feel confident in the quality and thoroughness of the test reports.
https://www.claddingtest.com/

FIRE SAFETY FEARS FOR ANOTHER APARTMENT BLOCK
Owners at a Bentleigh apartment complex have been ordered to amp up their fire safety and could face a mammoth clean up bill, after the building was found to have dangerous cladding.  The three-storey complex at 270 Centre Rd was on March 6 deemed at “extreme risk” due to potentially dangerous combustible cladding found during an audit
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/UeJwheSGSDO46KN
– https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/inner-south/owners-ordered-to-step-up-fire-safety-in-wake-of-cladding-discovery/news-story/8f9548e898e81281d352ae1dfc2df846?memtype=anonymous&nk=aaa7ead32504b022704f8acf6e56e32d-1552613907

Worse Case Scenario Versus Risk & Combustible Cladding on Buildings
https://www.r2a.com.au/worse-case-scenario-versus-risk-combustible-cladding/

Lecture on the The Combustible Cladding Controversy
One of the most publicised issues in apartment and shared-housing development in recent history is combustible cladding. Adjunct Lecturer of Law Megan Thorburn will take you through the history of this controversy, outlining government responses at state and federal levels, and providing guidance on how to best advise clients faced with rectification orders.  Topics will include:
* What is combustible cladding?
* A brief history of how the issue came to prominence
* The Commonwealth response to combustible cladding
* The Victorian Cladding Taskforce and the Victorian Building Authority state-wide building audit
* The Victorian legislative response: recent amendments to the Building Act 1993 (Vic) and Local Government Act 1989 (Vic)
* Responding to show cause notices and rectification orders
* What are Cladding Rectification Agreements?
* A litigation update including proposed class actions
https://www.liv.asn.au/CPD-Networking/CPD-Networking/Legal-CPD-Intensive/Property-Law-Intensive

Swisspearl® Non-Combustible Cladding for Hospitals from HVG
https://www.spec-net.com.au/press/0319/hvg_130319/Swisspearl-Non-Combustible-Cladding-for-Hospitals-from-HVG


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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