December 2017 Vol. 3

Combustible Cladding News (CCN) Australia

Leading Source of Breaking News on Combustible Cladding

Sydney Summit to Focus on Safe Cladding for Buildings
https://www.buildaustralia.com.au/events/safe-cladding-buildings-summit-2018/

University Course Unit on Cladding: ‘External Fire Spread Risk in Tall Building Design’
http://www.civil.uq.edu.au/fire-externalspreadcpd

Australian NATA Laboratory Offering Combustible Cladding Identification and Testing Services 
http://www.excelplas.com/

Latest News from the Victoria Cladding Taskforce
https://news.bdav.org.au/victorian-cladding-taskforce/

LU Simon To Replace Lacrosse Cladding
http://buildingconnection.com.au/2017/11/23/lu-simon-to-pay-lacrosse-cladding/

Draft regulation for combustible cladding reform released by NSW Government
http://www.urbanalyst.com/in-the-news/new-south-wales/4653-draft-regulation-for-combustible-cladding-reform-released-by-nsw-government.html

Combustible cladding: Residents’ insurance costs quadruple after fire probe finds non-compliant coating
https://locsm.com.au/strata-residents-insurance-costs-quadruple/

Exclusive: After Grenfell fire, same builders rehired to replace dangerous cladding, Reuters finds
https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/38278011/exclusive-after-grenfell-fire-same-builders-rehired-to-replace-dangerous-cladding-reuters-finds/

Royal Women’s Hospital Replacing Non-Compliant Cladding
https://www.thewomens.org.au/news/no-disruption-to-patients-or-services-during-external-building-works/

Vitracore G2’s Deemed-to-Satisfy non-combustible cladding panels successfully passed the official full-scale facade test requirements of BS8414 and BRE 135, the current, globally recognised standard for full-scale cladding facade tests in Australia
http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/suppliers/fairview-architectural/vitracore-g2-clad-moore-theological-college-wins-a

ExcelPlas Testing Labs Expands Architectural Cladding Offering
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/news/

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