March 2020 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * 3A Composites * Alucobond * CladdingTest * ExcelPlas  * HVG * IMF Bentham * Kingspan * NSW Government * VBA * VIC Government  * William Roberts Lawyers

Court Order Lead Applicant in Combustiable Cladding Lawsuit to Pay Costs of German Cladding Manufacturer 3A Composites and Australian Distributor Halifax Vogel Group
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/UlgU07Q0pJmFjnJ#pdfviewer

Stryüm premium deemed non-combustible cladding system
https://fv.com.au/products/stryum/

Owners Corporation have accused 3A Composites and HVG of Misrepresenting the Quality of the Allegedly Highly Flammable Alucobond™ Cladding (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/UlgU07Q0pJmFjnJ#pdfviewer

Combustible Cladding Class Actions – Claims to be Expanded (Breaking News)
https://www.imf.com.au/newsroom/blog/blog-full-post/imf-bentham-blog/2020/02/27/combustible-cladding-class-actions-claims-to-be-expanded

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!​ 

State’s Cladding Taskforce has Weighed in After Confusing Messages about Flammable Cladding Risk (Breaking News)
https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6649561/cladding-taskforce-says-high-risk-buildings-not-necessarily-a-fire-risk/

Victorians Urged to Consider Loans to Combat Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au/finance/20745-victorians-urged-to-consider-loans-to-combat-combustible-cladding

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/

Experts Warn Government is Ignoring Flammable Cladding Problem (Breaking News)
https://www.building.co.uk/news/experts-warn-government-is-ignoring-flammable-cladding-problem/5104528.article

Victoria Amends Land of Sale Act Making is Compulsory if the Property has Been used as a Meth lab or has Flammable Cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/latest-news/sale-of-land-changes-in-effect-legislation-update

Why Using a Registered Professional Engineer for Cladding is Important
https://www.yenem.com.au/registered-professional-engineer/

‘The Game’s Changed’: NSW Building Boss Set for Extra Powers to Launch Construction Crackdown on Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/the-game-s-changed-nsw-building-boss-set-for-extra-powers-to-launch-construction-crackdown-20200224-p543ut.html

Challenges for the Strata Industry – Combustible Cladding
https://aptbusinessservices.com.au/challenges-for-the-strata-industry-cladding/

Specify Tested Non-Combustible Cladding Systems for Buildings Over 10m (BRANZ Testing)
https://www.eboss.co.nz/ebossnow/james-hardie-tested-non-combustible-cladding-systems-10m

Clad Melbourne are the Combustible or Non-compliant Cladding Experts with Project Management Experience on a Number of Melbourne’s Most High Profile and Complex Buildings
https://www.cladmelb.com.au/combustible-cladding/

Kingspan Reveals the Importance of Insurer Approved Cladding
https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/au/news/construction/kingspan-reveals-the-importance-of-insurer-approved-insulated-panels-215029.aspx

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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