Aluminium composite cladding and non-conforming building products have been regular contributors to media headlines for the last two and a half years. And yet the volume of reporting can make it a challenge to separate the speculation and rumour from the officially verified facts.
informed Risk Manager Wendy Poulton will start with an update on the state of investigations into the Lacrosse Building fire, then move on to the asbestos cement and cladding concerns in the Perth Children’s Hospital, and consider the impact of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. This is a chance to recap the latest thinking from regulatory authorities on responsibilities for verifying compliance with the NCC, and discuss whether any forms of aluminium composite cladding can be safely specified in 2017.
Later, share your experiences with your colleagues in our discussion forum. What forms of proof of NCC compliance do you look for? When do you bring in specialists? How does novation or a “partial services” engagement change your influence over product selection? Are clients becoming more concerned about purchasing quality materials in the wake of these incidents?