May 2019 Vol. 15

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


ATTENTION Apartment owners: Alucobond Cladding is Combustible and Not Safe Under Consumer Law (AFR)
https://www.realrenta.com.au/blog/post/360

Millions Spent Fixing Dangerous Flammable Cladding at Five Hospitals in Sydney and NSW (Breaking News)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-31/fire-risk-from-cladding-at-five-nsw-hospitals-revealed/11165570

VIDEO – ABC NEWS – Hospital buildings where flammable cladding has posed major fire threats to the public in Sydney and across the state have been identified in NSW Health safety documents seen by the ABC (Breaking News)
https://www.msn.com/en-au/video/sport/millions-spent-fixing-dangerous-flammable-cladding-at-five-hospitals-in-sydney-and-nsw/vp-AAC9Nk5

Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) Endorsed Building Cladding Testing – Test for Combustible Cladding 
Ensure your building is compliant. ExcelPlas specialise in Cladding Sampling and Testing. ExcelPlas Provides Testing For Facades On New Or Existing Buildings. 25+ Years In Business
http://www.excelplas.com/cladding-testing

Britain Vowed Big Changes After Grenfell Tower Burned. Why Are Thousands Stuck in Firetraps?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/world/europe/grenfell-tower-fire.html

Exclusive: Grenfell Council had £129M it Could Have Spent on Tower Renovation (Breaking News)
https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2019-05-29/grenfell-council-had-129m-it-could-have-spent-on-tower-renovation

Grenfell Tower Council made £129m from Property Deals
An investigation has found the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) made £129m selling property in the years leading up to the fire.
It spent £10m on Grenfell’s repair and fitted cheaper cladding than planned. 
Documents seen by the BBC show the zinc cladding originally proposed was replaced with an aluminium type, which was less fire resistant, saving RBKC nearly £300,000.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-48442837

Cladding and Non-compliant Products – Covering Yourself
If you are a Professional operating in the Building Industry and have been:
* caught up in the Victorian Building Authority Audit
* involved in recommending non-compliant cladding or other products
* recommending products that meet Australian Standards but are used for inappropriate purpose such as polystyrene instead of concrete
https://abcountrywide.com.au/cladding-and-non-compliant-products-covering-yourself-2/

Combustible Cladding Testing | Fast & Reliable | NATA Certified National Testing Laboratory
Cladding Combustibility, Sampling and Analysis; More than just cladding analysis CLADDING TEST provides risk interpretation data; At CLADDING TEST we don’t just provide you with a laboratory analysis of the cladding material. We give risk categorisation and increased data on the cladding’s CONSTRUCTION & COMPOSITION which allows you to improve your risk assessment, your reports and better safeguard the building in question.
https://www.claddingtest.com/

Vivalda Chairman Calls for Prudence on Cladding Specification and Testing
https://buildingproducts.co.uk/government-high-rise-grants-vivalda-calls-prudence-cladding-specification-testing/

London Fire Tragedy has Valuable Lessons for Hong Kong
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2098814/london-fire-tragedy-has-valuable-lessons-hong-kong

Council Urged Not to Fit Sprinklers to City’s 11 Multis Despite Grenfell Fears
https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/dundee-council-will-not-fit-sprinklers-to-the-citys-11-multis-to-prevent-another-grenfell-style-tragedy/


Cladding Compliance Australia | Combustible Cladding Solutions‎
Combustible Cladding Inspection, Testing and Rectification. QLD & NSW Cladding Checklists. Members of the Fire Protection Association Australia. 30+ Years Of Experience. Request A Quote. Highlights: Providing Customer Services, One Stop Option.
http://www.claddingcompliance.com.au/

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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