VBA Industry Alert on use of combustible materials in external wall construction

Wednesday February 24 2016

The VBA has released an Industry Alert designed to clarify circumstances where combustible materials may be used in the construction of the external walls of certain buildings. The Alert follows the release of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade's post incident analysis report into the Lacrosse apartment fire and the Victorian Building Authority's (VBA) audit of Class 2, 3 and 9 buildings. Through the audit the VBA has become aware of considerable variation in industry understanding regarding the use of aluminium composite panels (ACP) and other combustible materials in the construction of external walls.

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