May 2020 Vol. 3

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 * Fairview * HVG  * NSW Govt * QLD Safer Buildings  * Roscon  * VBA  * ZINTL

Residential Tower Engulfed in Flames in UAE Due to Flammable Cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNEipCxyTao

Massive Cladding Fire Lights Up Skyscraper in UAE (Breaking News)
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sWeAz_1588719607

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

NEW Cladding fire: Aluminium Cladding Blamed as Authorities to Probe Towers Across Emirate (Breaking News)
https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/sharjah-fire-aluminium-cladding-blamed-as-authorities-to-probe-towers-across-emirate-1.1015709

Cladding Fire Engulfs Tower in the United Arab Emirates (Breaking News)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3S9aJjvQww

Sharjah’s Fire-hit Abbco Building was Fitted with Banned Cladding (Breaking News)
https://gulfnews.com/uae/sharjahs-fire-hit-abbco-building-was-fitted-with-banned-cladding-1.71357984

Abbco Tower Cladding Fire: 48-floor UAE Skyscraper Goes up in Flames in Latest Fire to Strike Nation’s High Rises (Breaking News)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/abbco-tower-fire-uae-skyscraper-sharjah-injuries-a9500746.html

Residents Recount the CLADDING Fire that Broke Out in Sharjah (Breaking News)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rQ4S3vW1-w

High-Rise Tower Catches fire in United Arab Emirates Due to Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/high-rise-tower-catches-fire-in-united-arab-emirates-20200506-p54q85.html

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/

Dangerous Combustible Cladding Still not Replaced on 70% of Buildings
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/dangerous-combustible-cladding-still-not-replaced-70-buildings

Combustible Cladding Survey Highlights Ongoing Issues in Residential Buildings
https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/17/housing-communities-and-local-government-committee/news/146327/combustible-cladding-survey-highlights-ongoing-issues-in-residential-buildings/

CLADDING SURVEY – SUMMARY – MAY 2020
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5801/cmselect/cmcomloc/correspondence/Cladding-Survey-summary-May-2020.pdf

ARCHITECTS CALL FOR TARGETED STIMULUS SUCH AS CLADDING REPLACEMENT TO FAST-TRACK AUSTRALIAN ECONOMIC RECOVERY
https://www.architecture.com.au/news_media_articles/architects-call-for-targeted-stimulus-to-fast-track-economic-recovery/

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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