April 2020 Vol. 5

CCN – The Latest Updates, News and Alerts on Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)
Stay in Touch with the Cladding Industry While Social Distancing


NEWSMAKERS: * CladdingTest * Colin Biggers & Paisley * CSV * ExcelPlas  * Maddocks Lawyers  * VBA 

Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers Set Up National Cladding Practice Taskforce
https://www.cbp.com.au/services/insurance/cladding

Special Counsel at Maddocks Lawyers Advises on Cladding Compliance Issues
https://www.maddocks.com.au/our-people/frances-hall

Cladding Safety Victoria (CSV) Seeking Manager Construction and Contracts
https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in-organid=17956&in-jnCounter-224099188

Rapid Testing on Aluminium Cladding to Check Flammability Potential and Composition
NATA Accredited Lab. Quick Turnaround. Reliable Service. 25 Years in Business. Site Inspection And Sample Extraction, ExcelPlas Sample NATA Testing
https://www.claddingtest.com/

Remediation of Unsafe Cladding to Continue Despite COVID-19
https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/planning-construction-news/cladding-high-rise-buildings/74963/

Demonstrating NCC Compliance Using AS 5113
AS 5113:2016 Classification of external walls of buildings based on reaction to fire performance (AS 5113) is a standard that sets out procedures and criteria for classifying external walls of buildings.
https://abcb.gov.au/Connect/Articles/2020/04/01/Demonstrating-NCC-Compliance-using-AS-5113-utm-source-NCC-subscription-list+-5bAll

Vertical Heat Transfer of Aluminium Composite Claddings
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=908381686159433;res=IELENG

Safety Awareness of Firefighters and their Perception of Fire Risks in Cladding Fires
https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/sites/default/files/managed/downloads/timothy_bo_yuan_chen.pdf

Flammable Cladding Issues in Sydney and Melbourne Explains Move Away From Units as Investment Properties
https://www.domain.com.au/news/houses-now-more-popular-than-units-with-property-investors-research-950447/

Cladding Flammability, Sampling and Analysis – CLADDINGTEST LABS
Sampling and Testing of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) or cladding materials for flammability, composition, toxicity and flammability potential.
Fastest Timeframes in the Industry: CLADDINGTEST takes as little as 2-5 business days from job initiation to handing over your final report.
In an industry where the usual turnaround is 2 weeks onwards, CladdingTest’s fully-equipped in-house laboratory and operational flexibility enable us to shorten our reporting timeframes allowing you to meet your cladding risk assessment deadlines early.
https://www.claddingtest.com/


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

Australian Essential Services Group are independent auditors and fire safety specialists operating nationwide
AESG’s Combustible Cladding reports assist owners in establishing the risk profile and coverage of combustible materials, as well as providing guidance and recommendations to de-risk their building. AESG offer a range of reports to assist with insurance enquires, Council or VBA  Notices/Orders and pro-active investigations.
https://www.aesg.com.au/Services/Combustible-Cladding-Reports.aspx

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/


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.
http://www.excelplas.com/

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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