October 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: * ARUP  * CladdingTest * CSV * ExcelPlas * Grenfell  * HVG * Network Architectural * Vivalda

New Exclusion Free PI Insurance for Building Certifiers
https://www.australianpropertyjournal.com.au/2020/10/12/new-exclusion-free-pi-insurance-for-building-certifiers/

ARUP Hiring Senior Cladding/Facades Technical Specialist

  • Provide input into combustible façade related matters, including input into potential claims; co-ordination of remediation works and co-ordination of new work within Arup’s global combustible cladding policies.
  • Actively participate in regional forums for combustible cladding policy balancing key policy and business initiatives.

https://jobs.arup.com/jobs/senior-facades-technical-and-existing-buildings-specialist-2610

Global Coalition Launch Standard on Fire Safety
https://www.australianpropertyjournal.com.au/2020/10/06/global-coalition-launch-standard-on-fire-safety/

Budget Missed a Trick with Cladding and Strata (As Usual)
https://www.flat-chat.com.au/budget-miss/

Grenfell Tower Landlord Rejected Safety Checks to Save £30,000
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/12/gren-o12.html

How Red Tape set up in the Wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire has Seen 30,000 Home Moves Fall Through
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-8811395/How-Grenfell-red-tape-seen-30-000-home-moves-fall-through.html

Grenfell Residents Sent Survey on Cladding Colour But Not Type, Inquiry Hears
https://www.itv.com/news/london/2020-10-12/grenfell-residents-sent-survey-on-cladding-colour-but-not-type-inquiry-hears

Grenfell Tower: At Least Three Missed Opportunities for Creating ‘Fire Strategy’, Inquiry Hears
https://news.sky.com/story/grenfell-tower-at-least-three-missed-opportunities-for-creating-fire-strategy-inquiry-hears-12102708

News Catch-Up: Grenfell Fallout’s Tall Order
https://www.ribaj.com/intelligence/news-catch-up-grenfell-jenrick-bjarke-ingels-richmond-house-foster-bonus

BANKRUPTCY AND HOMELESSNESS CONCERNS OVER CLADDING CRISIS
https://www.thefpa.co.uk/news/bankruptcy-and-homelessness-concerns-over-cladding-crisis

Government Urged to Foot £15bn Bill to Fix Unsafe Cladding
https://propertyindustryeye.com/government-urged-to-foot-15bn-bill-to-fix-unsafe-cladding/

Cost-cutting, Cladding Confusion, and ‘Lost’ Files: Grenfell Three Years On
https://www.archpaper.com/2020/10/grenfell-three-years-on/

Contentious Cladding: the Conversation Continues
https://endeavour.law/blog/contentious-cladding-the-conversation-continues/

Non-Combustible Cladding Specialist Vivalda Sees Demand Surge
https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2020/10/06/non-combustible-cladding-specialist-vivalda-see-demand-surge/

Why Recladding is so Important and why MondoClad® is the Premium Choice
https://hvgfacades.com.au/why-recladding-is-so-important-and-why-mondoclad-is-the-premium-choice/

Defective Building – Independent Project Management & Consulting
Go Projects Australia are independent Building Consultants & Project Managers advocating on behalf of property owners to remediate faulty buildings. We provide building reports and advice and formulate briefs for consultants and builders ensuring efficient work is undertaken. We have established relationships with Victorian Building Authority and Cladding Safety Victoria.” Call 1300 315 961 for no obligation first consultancy.
https://go-pm.com.au/non-compliant-buildings


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


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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