Another skyscraper bursts into flames: How to reduce your risk

Yet another international cladding fire in a multi-story building demonstrates the need for more robust product standards and specifications could not be more obvious both in the Middle East and here in Australia. In what is now a string of aluminium composite cladding fires, the industry is quick to point out that not all composite cladding does have flammable cores and hence it is not so much about aluminium cladding, but the availability and use of appropriate information and certification of facade product. For that matter, it is also about the safety of any other building and interior product that could expose occupants to fire risk. The Master Builders Association of QLD recently published a list of material certification sources that can help avoid these such fire risks...see download