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

Building Safety Reform ‘Too Slow’ Despite Flammable Cladding Ban Agreement, says Australian Institute of Architects (Breaking News)

It Could Take Two Years to Replace Flammable Cladding in Melbourne, says VBA (Breaking News)

No More Delays – Lives Depend on Acting on Combustible Cladding: Geoff Hanmer (Breaking News)

Policy Makers Knew About Flammable Cladding But Did Nothing (Breaking News)

Holding Redlich Lawyers – ‘The Latest Developments in Combustible Cladding’

Flammable Cladding: 7 Buildings in Sydney Given Fire Safety Orders (Breaking News)

Industry Calls for Restrictions on Combustible Cladding on High-Rises (Breaking News)

Combustible Cladding Rectification: Office Landlords Wait for National Approach (Breaking News)

The Combustible Cladding Crisis Could Cost You Thousands (Breaking News)

Meeting of building ministers in Hobart agreed to an in-principle ban, aimed to reduce the risk posed by flammable cladding, which has been highlighted as a threat to life

‘It strikes at your soul’: building ministers agree to flammable cladding ban

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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:

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