Seminar 2018 – October 16th

Seminar 2018 – October 16th

Combustible Cladding

Mr. David Creais

Our first presentation was by the asbc’s honorary solicitor Mr. David Creais, Partner at Bartier Perry Lawyers.  Thank you, David, for another informative and interesting presentation to open our seminar. Here’s a copy of David’s slideshow for viewer interest. Link to Video Link to Presentation.

Mr Roger Brooks

Our second presenter at the asbc seminar was Mr Roger Brooks, Architectural Specification Manager HVG Facades. Roger’s presentation questioned the whole concept of testing cladding and called for an Australian cladding system test to be introduced. We need to be talking about the whole wall cladding system that includes cavity

protection, glues, and fixings.

What did you think? Here’s Roger’s presentation show. Link to Presentation.

Mr Pelle Zetterstrom

The third presentation was delivered by Mr Pelle Zetterstrom Technical Director, Fire Engineering GHD.  Pelle again introduced the concept of assessing the wall system as opposed to just the cladding used. He raised the inclusion of the environment where the cladding is to be used. Interesting. here’s Pelle’s presentation show for your interest. Link to Presentation.

Mr Dean Morton

The fourth presenter at the asbc seminar was Mr Dean Morton, Director, Technical Inner Sight Pty Ltd.  Dean brought us back to the BCA and what is the definition is an external wall. This blew us away and it was not at all what we thought it was.  Great to hear a certifiers point of view and he introduced the thought that insurance companies may be reluctant to insure buildings with suspected combustible cladding. Here’s Dean’s presentation, enjoy! Link to Presentation.

Mr Mark Glynn

The fifth and final presentation was by Mr Mark Glynn, Senior Associate, Building and Construction, Bartier Perry Lawyers. This was an ‘icing on the cake’ type of presentation for the day. Mark’s presentation brought all the previous talks together and put a legal spotlight on combustible cladding. Combustible cladding register, self-assessment, the owners required to disclose before selling and so so much more.

Overall a tremendously informative presentation and here it is! Link to Presentation.





About Dale Kennedy - Accredited Consultant

Member - President 2017 - Current
Member - President 2013 - 2015

Dale is a proactive advocate for the building inspection and consulting industry in Australia & New Zealand. He has over 35 years commercial and residential building experience in Australia and is the founding director of Alpha Building Services Pty Ltd. Dale has built this business from start up to become a well respected Australian inspection company.

Dale is an enthusiastic supporter of the 3D Inspection System and enjoys helping other inspectors achieve the most from their reporting software. Dale’s unique ability to understand inspectors reporting needs has enabled him to offer education, training and support for the 3D Inspection System software to users in the Australia & New Zealand region.

Dale is a 3D Inspection System Authorised Distributor and is the founding member of 3D Users Australia & New Zealand. Dale also convened the first 3D Users Conference Australia in March 2012, Sydney. He followed on by providing another 3D event in October 2012 and again on the Gold Coast in August 2013. These conferences have become a regular event providing a forum for 3D users to network with like-minded inspectors from all over Australia and New Zealand.