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BREAKING NEWS

Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has Today Welcomed a NSW Government Package to Rectify Combustible Cladding
https://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/nsw-budget-action-on-cladding-but-esl-remains

Rethinking rectification and cladding waste. 
Ecoloop is Australia’s first ACP recycling solution for recladding waste, developed by Fairview in close collaboration with waste management experts. Ecoloop sees ‘non-compliant cladding’ waste from rectification projects sustainable and ethically RECYCLED and REPURPOSED here in Australia, diverting up to 100% of non-compliant ACP cladding material from landfill.
https://fv.com.au/ecoloop/?utm-source=CCN&utm-medium=edm&utm-campaign-Ecoloop

Fire Test for Grenfell Foam cladding Panels was Rigged, Admits Ex-Employee
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/16/fire-test-for-grenfell-foam-cladding-panels-was-rigged-admits-ex-employee

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

Grenfell Tower Insulation Firm Behaved ‘Dishonestly’
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54967895

Interest-Free Loans Part of $1b Program to Fix NSW’s Cladding Crisis
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/interest-free-loans-part-of-1b-program-to-fix-nsw-s-cladding-crisis-20201115-p56ep4.html

Australian Combustible Cladding Class Actions – Federal Court Notices
https://portal.omnibridgeway.com/cases/register/combustible-cladding-class-action-overview?gclid=Cj0KCQiA48j9BRC-ARIsAMQu3WQFooP-BmTWXXoyb8E-kiRxyFnR2-UUO69BWFfyedIS-ZweqYKP-bMaAktbEALw-wcB

Cladding Safety Victoria Bill 2020: Sparking Change to Combustible Cladding in Victoria
https://www.kwm.com/en/au/knowledge/insights/cladding-safety-victoria-bill-2020-20201112

$3b Worth of Construction Could Grind to a Halt Amid Cladding ‘Ambiguity’
A major surveying company has gone into administration – potentially bringing three billion dollars of construction projects across the state to a halt.
JMG claims it’s the victim of a decision by the Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety to change the criteria around combustible cladding.
https://www.6pr.com.au/podcast/3b-worth-of-construction-could-grind-to-a-halt-amid-cladding-ambiguity/

Young Couple is Forced to Live in Their Burnt-out Apartment in Victoria that was Coated in Non-compliant Combustible Cladding
https://www.propertynoise.com.au/young-couple-is-forced-to-live-in-their-burnt-out-apartment/

Ice Arena Set to Reopen in January 2021
There were doubts about the future of the coast icon, located at Erina Fair, as it announced it would close indefinitely due to dangerous external cladding on the building.
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/erina-ice-arena-set-to-reopen-in-january-2021/news-story/3bbc00e079f9fdb4724818b8ec02e3f7

COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING REMEDIATION

NS Group Tackles ACP and Combustible Cladding Remediation
https://www.nspm.com.au/cladding-remediation/

Non-Combustible Facade Cladding – Procore A1 by Probond Architectural
https://architectureau.com/product-selector/suppliers/probond-architectural

GRENFELL FALLOUT

BRE Accused of Enabling ‘Criminal’ Grenfell Cladding Manufacturers
https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/bre-accused-of-enabling-criminal-grenfell-cladding-manufacturers

Grenfell Tower Refurbishment Company Supplied Cladding That Could Burn the “Entire Height” of a Tower Block
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/16/gren-n16.html

Housing Minister Warns Cladding Removal Will Take ‘Years’
https://www.thefpa.co.uk/news/housing-minister-warns-cladding-removal-will-take-years-

Group Linked to Grenfell Foam Supplier Awarded Building Safety Contract
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/nov/11/group-linked-grenfell-foam-supplier-awarded-building-safety-contract

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar on ACP Cladding Remediation (24 November 2020)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5DdSfyntQg2svjtUvKioRg

JOBS

Cladding Safety Victoria C/O Victorian Building Authority Seeking Program Manager
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50924978?type=standard

Seeking Business Development Manager – Facade & Cladding
Package: $120k p.a. + super + car + uncapped commission
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50928084?type=standard

MARKET REPORTS

Stay on Top of All Competitive Threats, Changes, and Trends Within Defined Cladding Market Segment
CCN Offering Geosynthetic Market Intelligence Reports Using Augmented Analytics (NEW)
Report rich with competitor and customer data on your specific products and/or services 💼
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/


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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