January 2020 Vol. 3

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * Askin Cladding * Alucobond * CSV * CladdingTest * Gadens  * IMF Bentham * NSW Govt * REINSW  * VBA * VIC Government 

Non-compliant Cladding Extends to ‘Biowood’ Composite Cladding Used as an External Attachment (Breaking News)
https://www.gadens.com/legal-insights/non-compliant-cladding-extends-to-biowood-composite-cladding-used-as-an-external-attachment/

20% discount on Safe Cladding, Buildings and Façade Innovation Summit Series Returning Nov 2019 / Feb 2020
http://scb.aventedge.com
Register with an exclusive 20% discount on the upcoming summits in Melbourne, Auckland, Sydney & Brisbane. The 2019/2020 series will focus on Building Regulation, Defects Management, Insurance, Fire Safety, Cladding and Facade Solutions with over 90+ local and international speakers confirmed across the programs. Visit scb.aventedge.com to find out more and use code ‘CCN20’ for 20% off, ontop of early bird rates! 

Victorian Government Issues Funding Guidelines for the Combustible Cadding ‘Rescue Package’ (Breaking News)
https://www.gadens.com/legal-insights/victorian-government-issues-funding-guidelines-for-the-combustible-cladding-rescue-package/

How We’re Dealing with Sydney’s Cladding Issue (City of Sydney)
https://news.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/articles/how-were-dealing-with-sydneys-cladding-issue

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Gavin Beardsell of IMF Bentham explains how strata buildings can get involved in the combustible cladding class action
https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/sneak-peek-episode-162-replacing-combustible-cladding-the-class-action-you-need-to-know-about/

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/

The Evolution of Aluminium Composite Panels –  their Specifications, Availability and their Applications
https://www.blendproducts.co.za/evolution_of_acp

NCAT Rules Biowood Cladding is Combustible  (Breaking News)
https://www.reinsw.com.au/Web/Posts/Latest-News/2020/01-January/NCAT-rules-Biowood-cladding-is-combustible.aspx

Grenfell Inquiry Engineer’s Links to Cladding Company  (Breaking News)
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/benita-mehra-grenfell-inquiry-engineers-links-to-cladding-company-67k5nvnbf

Durability of Suspension Facade Systems with Air Gap (Just Published)
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1425/1/012054/pdf

ASKIN Cladding Meets Compliance and Functional Specs at Port Adelaide Community Centre
https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/suppliers/askin-performance-panels/askin-cladding-meets-compliance-and-functional-spe#

Private Sector Continues to Lag Behind on Cladding Remediation
https://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/news/private-sector-continues-lag-behind-cladding-remed/

Building Cladding Information Session (Victoria) (Tues 4th Feb 2020)
https://allevents.in/hawthorn/building-cladding-information-session/200018352118053

Forensic Engineering & Combustible Cladding (11 February 2020)
Speaker: Ms Natasha Stojanovich
Natasha is a Partner at Lander & Rogers. She joined Lander & Rogers in November 2017, after more than a decade at a global international law firm. Natasha is an experienced litigator, with a particular focus on insurance and construction disputes. Predominantly, Natasha handles complex disputes involving construction professionals. She has acted for numerous architects, engineers and building surveyors. Natasha has extensive experience in claims involving non-compliant building products, including flammable cladding. Natasha also spends a lot of time briefing experts for legal disputes.
https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2019/12/forensic-engineering-new-field-emerges


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/

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