August 2020 Vol. 7

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * Alpolic™ * CladdingTest * COVID-19 * CSV * ExcelPlas * Fairview * Grenfell * Mark Hoffman * NSW Govt.  * VBA

Six Key Factors in the Failure of the Grenfell Tower Refurbishment Cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/insight/insight/six-key-factors-in-the-failure-of-the-grenfell-tower-refurbishment-67309

Gallery and Chronology of Combustible Cladding Fires
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/A0eJaHgHO87gzY4

Combustible Cladding Changing Legal Landscape Forces Builders and Developers to Revisit Their Obligations and Liabilities
https://corrs.com.au/insights/changing-legal-landscape-forces-builders-and-developers-to-revisit-their-obligations-and-liabilities

New ‘Cladding Product Safety Panel’ will advise the NSW Government, building owners, councils and other regulators on the suitability of cladding products and external wall assembly methods
The eight-member panel chaired by Professor Mark Hoffman, will identify, and if necessary test, the safest ways to remove and replace high-risk cladding.
https://www.lgnsw.org.au/Public/News/News-2020/0820/0814_Expert_panel_on_cladding.aspx

NSW Fire and Rescue Issue Position on External Combustible Cladding
https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=9323

Guide for the Assessment of Buildings with Combustible Cladding (NSW Government)
https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/-/media/Files/DPE/Guidelines/Policy-and-legislation/guide-for-the-assessment-of-buildings-with-combustible-cladding-2019-09-05.pdf

Cladding Remediations Still Paused Due To COVID-19
https://www.thefpa.co.uk//index.cfm?originalUrl=news/news/news_detail.cladding-remediation-still-paused-due-to-covid-19.html&-tkn=855E0455-2DD822%2D4CD5-2DA1444DC2E9A9ACB5

Almost a Third of Buildings with Grenfell-style Cladding Yet to Undergo Removal Work
Remedial work has not begun on 243 out of the 458 buildings found wrapped in unsafe ACM cladding, more than three years on from the tragedy.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/13/almost-third-buildings-grenfell-style-cladding-yet-undergo-removal/

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/

Combustible Building Cladding Testing 
Sampling and Testing of Aluminium Composite panels or cladding materials for flammability, composition, toxicity and flammability potential.
https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/cladding-testing/

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


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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