Façade experts appointed for cladding removal program

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

Australian engineering firm ACOR Consultants has been appointed the Global Façade Consultant for Project Remediate, the NSW Government’s landmark program to remove flammable cladding from high-risk residential apartment buildings.

Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson said the Global Façade Consultant, ACOR, will critically assess and guide the design approach to ensure each building fits in with the local environment.

“We want to ensure that the building’s look and feel, once remediated, aligns with the communities expectations, as well as adhering to our high safety standards,” Mr Anderson said.

Mr Anderson said ACOR’s appointment is another important milestone for Project Remediate which remains on track to be completed by 2023.

“Project Remediate will ensure the safety of the homes of thousands of people by removing potentially combustible cladding from their buildings, and we are continuing to hit key project milestones despite 2021 being a challenging year,” Mr Anderson said.

“Now that we’ve appointed a Managing Contractor and Global Façade Consultant, we are ready to start remediation works this month.

“More than 150 eligible strata schemes are already registered for Project Remediate and I encourage the outstanding owner’s corporations to register their interest online as soon as possible, so work can commence,” Mr Anderson said.

ACOR Project Director John Williams said the company was looking forward to joining the NSW Government’s world-leading cladding remediation program.

“ACOR is delighted to join this visionary program which will set the benchmark to solving a problem that is prevalent in major cities around the world,” Mr Williams said.

“Our team of façade designers, structural engineers, building remediation specialists and fire consultants stand ready to help owners with the complex task of designing cladding replacement systems for their buildings.

As well as assisting buildings registered for Project Remediate, the Pattern Book will also be made available to the wider construction industry to help inform cladding system design for future construction in NSW.

For further information about Project Remediate visit the NSW Government website.

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