February 2020 Vol. 1

NEWSMAKERS:  * ACT Govt. * CladdingTest * ExcelPlas *Grenfell * Kreisson * Neo200 * NSW Taskforce * VIC Government 

The Biggest Court Battles in Property this Year – Cladding Dominates
https://www.afr.com/property/commercial/2020-a-year-of-courtroom-action-in-property-20191220-p53lxg
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/Ie5CSg6W5sjvEri#pdfviewer

COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING UPDATE 2020 from Kreissons
https://kreisson.com.au/combustible-cladding-update-2020/

NSW Cladding Taskforce Update – Action Taken on External Wall Cladding – Current Status as at 24 January 2020
https://www.customerservice.nsw.gov.au/programs-and-initiatives/fire-safety-and-external-wall-cladding

Flammable Cladding Spreads to Thousands More Apartments
https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/01/flammable-cladding-spreads-to-thousands-more-apartments/

ACT Government Must Do More on Flammable Cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6598986/act-government-must-do-more-on-flammable-cladding/

Combustible Cladding on Buildings Threatened by Bushfires (Breaking News)
The cladding attached to the buildings where thousands of people work and visit each day is commonly referred to as Alucobond and consists of aluminium composite panels.
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6597497/combustible-cladding-on-buildings-threatened-by-bushfires/
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/3Do6aXug97oBGJE#pdfviewer

Melbourne’s Neo200 Tower Still Has Dangerous Cladding Despite Flags Raised One Year Ago (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/WdQSOyOk4k9f6CE#pdfviewer

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.
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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/

UN supported International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition have just launched a public consultation on the IFSS – Common Principles draft, which closes 23 March
The consultation can be read about here;
https://ifss-coalition.org/news/

People Who Worked on Grenfell Tower ‘Could Face Life Sentences’
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/30/people-who-worked-on-grenfell-tower-could-face-life-sentences?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Firms Responsible for Covering Grenfell in Flammable Cladding Demand Immunity From Prosecution
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/01/gren-f01.html

Grenfell Tower fire: Firms ‘Knew Cladding Would Fail in Fire’
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51279906

Recladding Work at IBIS Building (Glen Waverley) to start
https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/News/IBIS-recladding-work-to-start