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Cladding expert Sahil Bhasin, the General Manager of Roscon, a Company Specialising in Identifying Building Defects, Said he Believed Realistically There Were Hundreds of Buildings in Melbourne not on the Audit List which were Likely to Have Dangerous Cladding

10-year-old Apartment Block was not on the Victorian Building Authority list of Apartments that Needed to be Audited by the Council

Melbourne high-rise fire won’t speed up work on Grenfell-style cladding, premier says (Breaking News)

Flammable cladding: Public won’t be informed of high fire risk apartments (Breaking News)

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Cladding Fires Expose Gaps in Building Material Safety Checks. Here’s a Solution (Breaking News)

Victorian Government Refuses to Publicly Identify Buildings with Flammable Cladding (Breaking News)

Labor Refuses to be Rushed on Removal of Fire-risk Cladding (Breaking News)

Andrews Must Release Secret List of High-Risk Cladding Buildings, Federal Government Says (Breaking News)

Melbourne Apartment Buildings Face Extra Scrutiny Over Combustible Cladding (Breaking News)

Hundreds of Buildings Potentially Covered in Flammable Cladding that Caused Catastrophic Fire (Breaking News)

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.

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

Australian NATA Testing Laboratory Offers Cladding Identification and Testing Services (to determine Combustibility Risk Profile)

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