Identification of cladding products: the focus of new guidance
The technical specification for labelling of Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) products was published this week. It provides minimum requirements for the marking of ACPs to enable identification throughout the life of the product.
It has been in development since early 2018 when the Building Ministers Forum asked Standards Australia to develop a permanent labelling system of (ACP) products. It worked with a range of technical experts to develop an industry-backed guidance system.
“Fires at Lacrosse and Grenfell have led to this publication, however this is a good news story which is a step towards addressing this challenge for the building sector,” Standards Australia general manager Adam Stingemore says.
“There are no doubt challenges for the building industry in regards to the use of this type of product, and the community rightly expects a comprehensive solution.”
“We are pleased to have been able to respond to the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) in helping to address this challenge.”
The publication covers the entire ACP product supply chain including manufacturers, suppliers, designers, installers, testing bodies, certification bodies, regulators and building surveyors.