Building and compliance talk in the industry and media has been dominated by flammable cladding. But a new tech start-up aims to address the bigger picture issues of fire safety and BCA compliance.
The NSW government has pledged to implement Australia’s “most comprehensive response” to non-conforming and non-compliant materials in the wake of the Grenfell fire.
Phones are ringing off the hook at the peak fire protection associations as governments and building owners scramble to mitigate the threat of fire risk in multi-storey buildings.
In the wake of the UK’s Grenfell fire scandal, there have been multiple calls for inquiries and audits of buildings across Australia that may contain flammable aluminium panelling.
The Queensland state government has refused to issue occupancy permits for Iglu’s new student unit building in Mary Street, Brisbane, after concerns were raised about non-conforming cladding and its similarity to the aluminium composite panelling implicated in fires in Dubai on New Year’s Eve and at the Lacrosse fire at Docklands in Melbourne last year.