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NEWSMAKERS  * Alpolic® NC * Alucobond™ * Aluminium Cladding * Arconic * BRE * Building Research Establishment * Cladding Safety Victoria * CladdingTest * Clyde & Co. LLP * CCN * Fairview * ExcelPlas * Grenfell * Kingspan * MCG * Mitsubishi * Royal Melbourne Hospital * Statewide Cladding Audit * Strata Owners Corporation * VBA * Vitrabond® * William Roberts

INDUSTRY NEWS

ESG Funds Still Invested in Firms Embroiled in Grenfell Tragedy (Breaking News)
Arconic has admitted to selling combustible cladding they knew was flammable without informing customers of this.
Kingspan admitted to keeping fire test reports for the dangerous cladding secret and misrepresenting its products.
https://www.investmentweek.co.uk/news-analysis/4047243/esg-funds-still-invested-in-firms-embroiled-in-grenfell-tragedy

How to Make Strong Cladding Claims Under Construction Contracts (Clarion Solicitors)
https://www.clarionsolicitors.com/events/how-to-make-strong-claims-under-construction-contracts

What is the Position with Combustible Materials in the External Walls of Buildings?
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=4999ec62-e587-47df-8d61-5f182a37a805

Urgent Testing of Suspect Cladding
ExcelPlas use a range of analytical techniques to assist all stakeholders (Building Owners, Insurers, Fire Engineers, Facility Management, Body Corporate) to better understand the composition, flammability potential, and risk profile of questionable aluminium cladding.
Fastest Timeframes
ExcelPlas takes as little as 2-5 business days from initiation to handing over your final report.
In an industry where the usual turnaround is 2 weeks onwards, ExcelPlas’ operational flexibility and in-house laboratory enable us to shorten our reporting timeframes allowing you to meet your deadlines early.
https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/cladding-testing/

Sydney Telstra Building Recladding Uses ALPOLIC NC Fire Safe Cladding Panels
https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/suppliers/network-architectural/telstra-building-recladding-with-alpolic-nc-panels

Mitsubishi ALPOLIC™ NC Cladding Delivers Modern Edge to Cairns Office
https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/suppliers/network-architectural/mitsubishi-alpolic-cladding-delivers-modern-edge

Royal Melbourne Hospital Found to Have Remaining Flammable Cladding,  Four Years on From its Original Discovery
https://www.mazgroup.com.au/royal-melbourne-hospital-found-to-have-remaining-flammable-cladding-four-years-on-from-its-discovery/

Grenfell Inquiry: ​Official Admits Ambiguous Building Regs Guidance ‘Didn’t Work’
https://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/grenfell-inquiry-official-admits-ambiguous-building-regs-guidance-didnt-work/5116670.article

Senior Civil Servant ‘Forgot’ to Clarify Ambiguous Fire Safety Guidance, Grenfell Inquiry Hears
https://www.building.co.uk/news/senior-civil-servant-forgot-to-clarify-ambiguous-fire-safety-guidance-grenfell-inquiry-hears/5116685.article

Government Official ‘Forgot’ to Issue Clarification that Grenfell-style Cladding was Banned
https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/government-official-forgot-to-issue-clarification-that-grenfell-style-cladding-was-banned-74845

Grenfell Inquiry: Senior Civil Servant Admits Underestimating ACM Cladding Danger
https://www.housingtoday.co.uk/news/grenfell-inquiry-senior-civil-servant-admits-underestimating-acm-cladding-danger/5116691.article

Government Official ‘Lulled Seniors into False Sense of Security’ About Risk of Cladding Fire Before Grenfell
https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/government-official-lulled-seniors-into-false-sense-of-security-about-risk-of-cladding-fire-before-grenfell-74853

Grenfell Tower: Fire Test Results Before Disaster Missed – Inquiry – BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-60828656

Faithful & Gould Provide Cladding Advice – Despite Legal Dispute | Construction News
https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/consultants/faithful-gould-provides-cladding-remediation-advice-on-more-than-100-buildings-despite-own-legal-dispute-21-03-2022/

EWS1 Forms Updated to Follow New Government Cladding Advice
https://www.fia.uk.com/news/ews1-forms-update-to-follow-new-government-cladding-advice.html

Weatherproof Cladding is Imperative for Australia’s Future
https://architectureau.com/product-selector/news/weatherproof-cladding-is-imperative-for-australias-future

LATEST RESEARCH

An Exploration of Equivalent Scenarios for Building Facade Fire Standard Tests
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/h6zlQ1Ja2MkQTfB#pdfviewer

Reconstruction of the Grenfell Tower fire—Part 5: Contribution to the Understanding of the Tenability Conditions Inside the Apartments Following the Façade Fire
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Vvmt5eHAfie3VLM#pdfviewer

CLADDING CLASS ACTIONS

How to Participate in the Alucobond® Combustible Cladding Class Action
https://www.williamroberts.com.au/ArticleDocuments/333/NSD215.2019-20Main-20Notice-20and-20Opt-20Out-20Form.pdf.aspx

How to Participate in the Vitrabond® Combustible Cladding Class Action 
https://www.williamroberts.com.au/ArticleDocuments/333/NSD940.2019 – Notice.pdf.aspx

RAPID CLADDING TESTING SERVICE

Premium Testing Service for Cladding Fire Risk Assessment – ExcelPlas Cladding Testing Laboratory
Our laboratories provide specialist cladding and facades testing services, from identification, compositional analysis and combustibility risk.
Our accredited laboratories in Melbourne are renowned as the foremost lab in Australia for cladding testing.
https://www.claddingtest.com/

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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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