August 2020 Vol. 8

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * Arconic™ * CladdingTest * COVID-19 * CSV * ExcelPlas * Fairview * Grenfell * NSW Govt. *  Omni Bridgeway * VBA

Cladding Class Actions in Australia and New Zealand Gain Momentum: Register Now (Breaking News)
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d07ae7c7-9e40-44ba-8a3b-318bdec7510c

PODCAST: Governments Boost Measures to Fix Flammable Cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.jll.com.au/en/trends-and-insights/investor/governments-boost-measures-to-fix-flammable-cladding

Legal Notes: Grenfell Tower Inquiry Hearing Reveals Stunning Testimony (Breaking News)
https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/projects/2020/08/legal-notes-grenfell-tower-inquiry-hearing-reveals-stunning-testimony

Arconic Pushes to Move Grenfell Tower Case to UK (Breaking News)
An attorney for Arconic Inc. told a Pennsylvania Federal Judge on Wednesday that forcing the company to face claims in the United States over the role its insulation played in the fatal Grenfell Tower fire in London would leave it unable to pursue exculpatory evidence in the UK.
https://www.law360.com/articles/1283451/insulation-firm-pushes-to-move-grenfell-tower-case-to-uk

Cladding Claims And Concealment Under The Limitation Act 1980 (Breaking News)
https://www.penningtonslaw.com/news-publications/latest-news/2020/cladding-claims-and-concealment-under-the-limitation-act-1980

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

UK  Publishes Descriptions of Large-Scale System Tests Undertaken by the BRE and the Number of Buildings with Similar Cladding Systems, 20 August 2020 (Breaking News)
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment-data/file/908948/Table-4-Building-Safety-Data-Release-July-2020.csv/preview

LFB reports 20% Increase in Smoking-related Fires Since Start of Lockdown
https://www.fsmatters.com/LFB-reports-rise-in-smoking-related-fires

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/

Latest News on Combustible Polymer Cladding
https://www.claddingtest.com/news/


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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