The Hidden Flammable Cladding Risk.
Victoria’s new flammable cladding tax starts next year.
A new flammable cladding risk has appeared.
#Cladding #Fire #HeiseSays Student accommodation at The Cube on Bradshawgate in Manchester suffered from a raging cladding fire. References 40 fire crews tackle flames ‘crawling up cladding’ at student flats http://mgoboard.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/NCC2016-BCA-Guide.pdf
#Cladding #Flammable #HeiseSays Landlords are not informing their residents of tenants of flammable cladding risks and the government isn’t releasing the data. The Market can’t respond if we don’t let it. References Residents ‘kept in the dark’ about fire risk of buildings as audit reveals flammable cladding dangers https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-11/flammable-cladding-fears-in-adelaide-apartment-buildings/11595868
#Certification #Construction #Australia New revelations about the Elara Apartments in Canberra have confined that it was procured using a Design and Construction method. I’m concerned that this type of procurement presents too much rise for dwellings and that we should be looking at addressing this part of our construction industry. References Four Corners reveals new […]
#Certification #Construction #Australia The Building Certifier responsible for the Frankston Apartments have been suspended by VBA. While he plans to fight his suspension, looking at some of his previous disciplinary action I’m more worried about the slow response of the Victorian Building Authority. References Building authority suspends surveyor over flammable cladding on Frankston apartments https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-19/surveyor-suspended-over-frankston-flammable-cladding-apartments/11428314?section=business
#CladdingBan #Risk #Polystyrene Polystyrene cladding presents a significant fire risk. Let’s look at an example in Melbourne and the difference between Polystyrene and Polyurethane. References MasterWall Garage Doors Sciencing https://sciencing.com/
#CladdingBan #ACP #Polyethylene The Victoria Government plans to spend $600 million replacing flammable cladding on 500 buildings. Is this just ignoring the systematic issues in the construction industry and letting the culprits off? References Flammable cladding to be stripped from buildings under Victorian Government plan https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-16/flammable-cladding-removal-fund-victorian-government/11311518?section=business
#CladdingBan #ACP #Polyethylene The Queensland Government has decided to ban Combustible cladding with a Polyethylene composition of greater than 30%. I see this is an admission that other checks and balances in our construction industry are not being met. References Queensland Government to ban combustible cladding http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2019/7/3/queensland-government-to-ban-combustible-cladding Seven http://www.sevenpanel.net/seven-acp/acp-in-pe-core.html