Presented by Alspec
August 27th, 2021
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The ramifications of the 2017 Grenfell Tower Tragedy, a fire in London in which killed 72 people, are still being felt around the globe.
The blaze was found to have been exacerbated by the presence of aluminium cladding with a combustible polyethylene core. Until very recently, products of this type found their way to many corners of the world, including Australia. Now that their associated dangers are well understood, governments and regulators are left with the job of rectifying the problem and removing offending materials.
However, this is no easy task. Though figures are difficult to come by and each state has its own ways of measuring the scale of the problem, some estimate that there are thousands of buildings with non-compliant cladding in each of Australia’s larger cities.
So, what are the best ways to proceed with this rectification work? Are there any associated problems that make it even more difficult, and, importantly, how can specifiers be sure they follow best practices when undertaking this work and choosing new cladding products?
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Craig Penton, General Manager – Aluminium Facade Systems, Alspec
Craig Penton is the General Manager of Aluminium Facade Systems, a division of Alspec. He has worked in the construction industry for 15 years, 6 of which in facades. His experience has brought great success in the facade industry with their Premium ProClad Suite of products on a range of major commercial and multi-residential projects.
Michael Teys, Strata Consultant and Researcher, City Futures UNSW
Michael Teys is a strata industry consultant with more than 30 years of experience in strata law and management. He is a strata research academic with City Futures Research Centre at the University of NSW, where he holds an Australian Research Council grant to study the impact of large-scale strata on our cities.
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