CCN – The Latest Updates, News and Alerts on Combustible Cladding

Breaking News – A fire broke out in the Neo 200 building on Spencer Street about 5am this morning. The building is 41 storeys and features 371 residential apartments.
MFB chief officer Dan Stephens says the building is cladded in the same kind of aluminium composite materials as the Grenfell Tower, where 72 people died in London in 2017.  The Neo 200 was built by LU Simon, the same builder involved in the Lacrosse building, which was devastated by fire in 2014.

Victorian Building Authority was aware that the building at 200 Spencer Street was fitted with “non-compliant cladding material” and it was referred to the Municipal Building Surveyor

Spencer St fire: MFB chief compares building cladding to Grenfell Tower

Lannock Cladding Rectification Loans
Lannock will fully fund all cladding rectification to assist owners with meeting their financial and legal obligations. Speak to the experts in finance for solutions that work.

Flammable Cladding Fear as Fire Rips Through Melbourne High-Rise

Melbourne apartment tower fire fuelled by combustible cladding on Spencer St high-rise

Keystone Lawyers – Combustible cladding and owner’s requirements to register building details – What you need to know

Holding Redlich Lawyers – Combustible Cladding in NSW (The Latest)

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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.

Final tickets for the 2nd Annual Safe Cladding, Buildings and Facade Innovation Summit (Sydney | 27-28 Feb)
As a CCN reader, you are eligible for a 10% saving off your ticket for this leading event. Simply use the VIP code CCN-10 when registering to receive the discount.

With the Grenfell inquiry currently underway, there are many lessons for the Australian building and construction sector that can be applied from the UK experience. Hear from Roy WilsherChair of the UK National Fire Chiefs Council as he outlines what remediation steps are being taken to implement effective fire protection and risk mitigation strategies that are looking to be adopted both here in Australia and in the UK. This offers our delegates the opportunity to gain valuable insights into how to navigate future regulatory change.

He will be joined by over 30 local and international industry leaders including:

  • Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Australian Federal Government
  • Gary Strong, Global Building Standards Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Chair, International Fire Safety Standards Coalition (UK)
  • Philip Halton, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Building and Construction Commission
  • John Prendergast, Manager Building Services, City Of Greater Dandenong; President of Victorian Municipal Building Surveyors Group

Engage with your industry colleagues to explore potential solutions including developing a nationally consistent approach to regulatory reform; remediation of existing building stock; innovations in design and building facades that can be applied to make future buildings safer and developing an insurance approach to cladding within the current market.  This 10% saving is valid until 15/2/19. Find out more here:

Step-by-Step Guide For Evaluating the Combustibility Risk of Cladding

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