Aluminium cladding inspections

GIPR18/27 Decision Date 31 August 2018

Date of Publication: 23 October 2018
  1. For the period from 14 June 2017 to 30 June 2018, in relation to the Sydney CBD:
    1. How many buildings have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) cladding?
    2. How many buildings have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) cladding?
    3. How many class 2 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    4. How many class 2 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
    5. How many class 3 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    6. How many class 3 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
    7. How many class 9 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 2 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    8. How many class 9 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 2 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
    9. How many class 5 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    10. How many class 5 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
    11. How many class 6 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    12. How many class 6 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
  2. In relation to the Sydney CBD:
    1. How many class 2 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    2. How many class 2 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
    3. How many class 3 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    4. How many class 3 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
    5. How many class 9 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 2 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    6. How many class 9 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 2 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
    7. How many class 5 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    8. How many class 5 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
    9. How many class 6 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of ACP cladding?
    10. How many class 6 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW for the presence of EPS cladding?
  3. For the period from 14 June 2017 to 30 June 2018, in relation to the Sydney CBD:
    EPS Cladding
    1. How many class 2 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been found to contain EPS cladding?
    2. How many class 3 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been found to contain EPS cladding?
    3. How many class 9 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 2 or more storeys have been found to contain EPS cladding?
    4. How many class 5 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been found to contain EPS cladding?
    5. How many class 6 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been found to contain EPS cladding?
    6. In relation to 3(a) to (e), how many sites in the Sydney CBD have been assessed as not being compliant with the National Construction Code and associated Australian Standards as a result of the sites containing EPS?


      65% - 100% Organic Polymer
    7. How many class 2 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 65% - 100% Organic Polymer and 0% - 3% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most manufacturers as PE (Polyethylene) core?
    8. How many class 3 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 65% - 100% Organic Polymer and 0% - 3% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most manufacturers as PE (Polyethylene) core?
    9. How many class 9 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 2 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 65% - 100% Organic Polymer and 0% - 3% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most manufacturers as PE (Polyethylene) core?
    10. How many class 5 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 65% - 100% Organic Polymer and 0% - 3% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most manufacturers as PE (Polyethylene) core?
    11. How many class 6 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 65% - 100% Organic Polymer and 0% - 3% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most manufacturers as PE (Polyethylene) core?
    12. In relation to 3(g) to (k) how many of those sites in the Sydney CBD have been assessed as not being compliant with the National Construction Code and associated Australian Standards as a result of those sites containing ACP?


      8% - 64% Organic Polymer
    13. m. How many class 2 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 8% - 64% Organic Polymer and 94% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as fr, FR, Plus or rated Class B per EN 13501?
    14. How many class 3 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 8% - 64% Organic Polymer and 94% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as fr, FR, Plus or rated Class B per EN 13501?
    15. How many class 9 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 2 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 8% - 64% Organic Polymer and 94% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as fr, FR, Plus or rated Class B per EN 13501?
    16. How many class 5 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 8% - 64% Organic Polymer and 94% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as fr, FR, Plus or rated Class B per EN 13501?
    17. How many class 6 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 8% - 64% Organic Polymer and 94% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as fr, FR, Plus or rated Class B per EN 13501?
    18. In relation to 3(m) to (q) how many of those sites in the Sydney CBD have been assessed as not being compliant with the National Construction Code and associated Australian Standards as a result of those sites containing ACP?


      1% - 7% Organic Polymer
    19. How many class 2 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 1% - 7% organic polymer and 93% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as A2, rated Class A2 per EN13501?
    20. How many class 3 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 1% - 7% organic polymer and 93% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as A2, rated Class A2 per EN13501?
    21. How many class 9 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 2 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 1% - 7% organic polymer and 93% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as A2, rated Class A2 per EN13501?
    22. How many class 5 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 1% - 7% organic polymer and 93% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as A2, rated Class A2 per EN13501?
    23. How many class 6 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 1% - 7% organic polymer and 93% - 99% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, identified by most ACP manufacturers as A2, rated Class A2 per EN13501?
    24. In relation to 3(s) to (w) how many of those sites in the Sydney CBD have been assessed as not being compliant with the National Construction Code and associated Australian Standards as a result of those sites containing ACP?


      0% Organic Polymer
    25. How many class 2 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 0% Organic Polymer and 100% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, which panelling may consist of aluminium skins with low adhesive aluminium honeycomb cores or with compressed phenolic core, compressed fire cement core or compressed fibre cement panel, or steel panels with calcium silicate core?
    26. How many class 3 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 0% Organic Polymer and 100% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, which panelling may consist of aluminium skins with low adhesive aluminium honeycomb cores or with compressed phenolic core, compressed fire cement core or compressed fibre cement panel, or steel panels with calcium silicate core?
    27. How many class 9 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 2 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 0% Organic Polymer and 100% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, which panelling may consist of aluminium skins with low adhesive aluminium honeycomb cores or with compressed phenolic core, compressed fire cement core or compressed fibre cement panel, or steel panels with calcium silicate core?
    28. How many class 5 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 0% Organic Polymer and 100% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, which panelling may consist of aluminium skins with low adhesive aluminium honeycomb cores or with compressed phenolic core, compressed fire cement core or compressed fibre cement panel, or steel panels with calcium silicate core?
    29. How many class 6 buildings (as defined in the National Construction Code) with a rise in storeys of 3 or more storeys have been inspected and found to contain ACP which contained 0% Organic Polymer and 100% inert materials that do not contribute to combustion, which panelling may consist of aluminium skins with low adhesive aluminium honeycomb cores or with compressed phenolic core, compressed fire cement core or compressed fibre cement panel, or steel panels with calcium silicate core?
    30. In relation to 3(y) to (dd) how many of those sites in the Sydney CBD have been assessed as not being compliant with the National Construction Code and associated Australian Standards as a result of those sites containing ACP?
  4. For the period from 14 June 2017 to 30 June 2018, in relation to the Sydney CBD, how many fire safety orders have been issued by local council building officers in respect of a failure to meet the National Construction Code and associated Australian Standards as a result of sites containing ACP or EPS?
  5. Over the same period, how many fire safety orders issued have resulted in compliance enforcement and how many orders have had no compliance enforcement action taken?
  6. Of those fire safety orders where compliance action remains outstanding, how many of these apply to residential buildings?

The applicant provided the following guidance to point 2 of the request:
The phrase “are yet to be inspected” in paragraphs 2(a) – (j) of the request to be interpreted as:
“are yet to be inspected by Fire and Rescue NSW [for the presence of ACP cladding / for the presence of EPS cladding (as applicable to paragraphs 2(a) – (j))] from the pool of buildings identified using the algorithm referred to in your email of 3 April 2018”.
the request in paragraphs 2(a) – (j) is limited to the Sydney CBD not the whole of NSW.

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