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


I’ve Just Discovered my Building is Covered in Flammable Cladding (Breaking News)
– https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/i-ve-just-discovered-my-building-is-covered-in-flammable-cladding-20190322-p516mt.html
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/krDz5DCQ3xrhnD0​

VBA  Releases ‘Industry Guidance on the Withdrawal of CertMark International Certificates of Conformity’ (Breaking News)
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/media/latest-news/article/2019/industry-guidance-on-the-withdrawal-of-certmark-international-certificates-of-conformity

QLD Safer Buildings Issues Form 34 for Combustible Cladding
https://www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au/-/media/project/ncbp/forms/building-industry-professional-forms/form-34-building-industry-professional-statement.pdf?la=en&hash=00AE2B106C49AB4CD1E66211884DC1A3D3EA1F99

QLD Combustible Cladding Laws | Act Fast before 29 March 2019‎ [END OF THIS WEEK!].
Step 1:  The Building Owner must register the building with QLD Government, Safer Buildings
The owner must complete the combustible cladding checklist – Part 1 and submit through the QGov Portal. 
This step must be completed by 29 March 2019 [END OF THIS WEEK!].
ExcelPlas Labs can test the cladding samples in as little as 24 hrs and provide a professional NATA-certified laboratory report
http://www.excelplas.com/

RICS Building Confidence conference
– RICS is heeding the call of government, industry and the public by convening property professionals at our Building Confidence conference on 2 May 2019.
– Professional challenges in building, construction and development have achieved prominence, particularly post-Opal Tower and Lacrosse fire. However, other industry challenges persist around investment uncertainty, fragmented regulation and professional indemnity insurance.
– We have assembled senior speakers to lead discussion throughout the day around how effective professional competencies, standards and regulation can help improve performance, transparency, confidence, certainty and public trust in property – ultimately delivering better outcomes.
www.rics.org/buildingconfidence

Class Actions and Product Bans – Cladding Suppliers Now Feeling the Heat (Breaking News)
http://www.mondaq.com/australia/x/791628/Building+Construction/
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Combustible Cladding Checklist | Does Your Building Comply?‎
We conduct ICA-approved cladding sampling & NATA laboratory testing in-house. Rapid turnaround. Experienced with over 400 ACP cladding samples analysed in 2018-19. 25 Years In Business.
Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) Preferred Cladding Testing Laboratory
http://www.excelplas.com/

The Andrews Labour Government and Crossbenchers Block Inquiry into Deadly Cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.rich-phillips.com.au/post/the-andrews-labor-government-and-crossbenchers-block-inquiry-into-deadly-cladding

Industry Lawyer Warns of “Insurance Crisis”
https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/au/news/professional-liability/industry-lawyer-warns-of-insurance-crisis-162730.aspx

New Industry Body Takes Steps to Make Our Buildings Safer
https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/new-industry-body-make-buildings-safer

Combustible Cladding Testing | Sampling + Laboratory report‎
Does your building need to comply with the combustible cladding checklist? We conduct ICA-approved testing in-house. Rapid Turnaround. Approved government supplier. 25 Years in Business. Advanced Instruments.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Darryl O’Brien offers some thoughts on the similarities between the New Zealand ‘leaky building’ issue and combustible cladding, and looks back to look ahead
– https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=206701254983799;res=IELENG;type=pdf
– https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/HUY0DqhoSJfgmAI/download​


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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