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INDUSTRY NEWS

SOLIDAL® Recycling  – Leading the Way in Dealing with Australia’s Cladding Waste Crisis
Solidal and GPSM Freight have joined forces to deliver a Recycling Solution to the flammable aluminium façade problem.
Responsibility to repurpose construction waste to avoid landfill can be an essential element of a sustainable building industry future.
SOLIDAL Recycling Aluminium has 5 steps :  1. Collection; 2. Separation & Sorting; 3. Crushing; 4. Remelting and 5. Casting
Solidal takes responsibility – It’s no longer somebody else’s problem. Other manufacturers may have created the ACP problem, but Solidal are stepping forward to take on the issue.
With other manufacturers facades becoming obsolete at a rate that never been seen before in building history, combined with difficult recycling processes caused by a design that did not anticipate the façade materials ‘End of use.’  Solidal creates your opportunity to close the loop of the facade supply chain for a more sustainable future, with an economical project-specific solution.
For more information on SOLIDAL’s Recycling Program visit: 
https://solidal.com/en/

The Truth & Safety Of World Class Aluminium Composite Panels [PDF]
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/0JxcaU0E2I83rQV#pdfviewer​

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

38 Camberwell Issued With a Building Notice From the VBA
The Committee acted quickly. They engaged Roscon to complete a material assessment report which identified the severity of the combustible cladding that covered the impressive building.
The Owners Corporation Manager contacted Cladding Safety Victoria (CSV) which is a government initiative scheme to assist Owners Corporations who have high or extreme risk to life with combustible cladding.  Cladding Safety Victoria conducted a due-diligence investigation and accepted 38 Camberwell into the program.
https://sskb.com.au/building-spotlight-38-camberwell/

BREAKING NEWS

Arconic, which Made the Cladding Sheets That Were the Main Cause of the Grenfell Fire’s Spread, Obtained a Certificate for its Plastic-Filled Panels On “A False Premise” by Supplying Test Reports for a More Fire-Retardant Version of the Product
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/05/makers-of-grenfell-cladding-abused-testing-regimes-inquiry-told

Makers of Grenfell Cladding Abused Testing Regimes, Inquiry Told
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/05/makers-of-grenfell-cladding-abused-testing-regimes-inquiry-told

Shocking News –  Cladding Tests for Grenfell ‘Were Spin’
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cladding-tests-for-grenfell-were-spin-7kppmbgc7

BBC NEWS – Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Four Possible Reasons for the Fire
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54792108

Government Guidance ‘Endorsed’ Use of Deadly ACM Cladding Panels Before Grenfell, Expert Says
https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/government-guidance-endorsed-use-of-deadly-acm-cladding-panels-before-grenfell-expert-says-68401

Makers of Grenfell Tower Cladding ‘Don’t Believe They Did Anything Wrong’, Inquiry Hears
https://www.itv.com/news/london/2020-11-05/makers-of-grenfell-tower-cladding-dont-believe-they-did-anything-wrong-inquiry-hears

Why Insurance is Rising by Up to 1,200 Per Cent for Hundreds of Thousands of People with Cladding
https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/flat-insurance-price-rise-cladding-19207658

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Finds Emergency Advice ‘Not Fit for Purpose’
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/the-inquiry-into-londons-grenfell-tower-fire-that-killed-72-people-has-found-the-emergency-advice-given-to-residents-was-not-fit-for-purpose/video/924bef7e0337d25948bcb756465f03fb


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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