May 2020 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS: * CladdingTest * CSV * ExcelPlas  * NSW Govt * QLD Safer Buildings  * Roscon  * TESG * VBAA 

VBA ISSUES COVID-19 Building Inspection FAQs – Statewide Cladding Audit Update (Breaking News)
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/data/assets/pdf_file/0015/111660/COVID19-Inspection-FAQs-Statewide-Cladding-Audit.pdf

Swisspearl®, non-combustible and NCC compliant, high density fibre cement wall cladding product
Swisspearl® sets an unparalleled standard in high density fibre cement cladding with its extensive range of colours and finishes for providing ultimate architectural flexibility. Designed to provide maximum fire resistance for peace of mind, Swisspearl® is an ideal option when choosing fibre cement panels for your next project.
https://hvgfacades.com.au/product/swisspearl/

Roscon Offering New and Existing Clients a 50% Discount to Assist Owners Corporations Through COVID-19 (Breaking News)
https://mailchi.mp/roscon/reinstatement-replacement-insurance-report-covid-19-offer?e=7aa40e6a68

QLD Safer Buildings Form 37 – Change of Building Ownership Examines Extent to which the Original Owner has Complied with the Combustible Cladding Checklist (Breaking News)
https://www.saferbuildings.qld.gov.au/assets/media/forms/Form-2037-20-20Change-20of-20Building-20Ownership.pdf

Audit Finds More Geelong buildings with Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)
More buildings across Greater Geelong have been found to contain combustible cladding in an audit searching for the dangerous material. Authorities, however, refuse to publicly reveal where they are.
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/RIHBwVN89a70hkE#pdfviewer

NSW Cladding ‘Needs Urgent Attention’ (Breaking News)
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/wires/aap/article-8272099/NSW-cladding-needs-urgent-attention.html

COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING SITE ASSESSMENTS BY TESG
Onsite visual assessment reports can be provided to clients identifying the use of claddings suspected of being non-compliant with the National Construction Code.  Further investigation can also be completed through assessment of as built building permit documentation and collection of samples for testing by certified testing laboratory (EXCELPLAS, CLADDINGTEST) to ascertain what materials have been used and determine the compliance status of these materials and inform the clients of any potential cladding replacement or alternative risk management procedures can be utilised to minimise risks to occupants.
http://tesg.com.au/building-surveying/

Coronavirus Brings Removal Of Dangerous Grenfell-Style Cladding To A Halt
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/coronavirus-grenfell-cladding-uk-5ea0834fc5b6a486d0833464-guccounter-1&guce

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/

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 on-wards, Cladding Test’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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