The University has been proactively participating in the Victorian State-wide Cladding Audit which focuses on reducing the fire safety risk of buildings found to have combustible cladding, such as expanded polystyrene (EPS) or aluminium composite panels (ACP) with a polyethylene / polymer core. For those buildings where offending material has been identified, the University has committed to the replacement of combustible façade elements (primarily cladding although including but not limited to sarking, insulation, linings and attachments). The majority of buildings are located on the University’s Clayton campus however three projects (220,222,262) are located nearby and off campus (Blackburn Road and adjacent to Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton).
In general the scope of works will include, but is not limited to the following:
• Removal of existing combustible cladding and associated materials;
• Supply and installation of new cladding as per architectural drawings and specifications;
• Coordination of access on site with Monash University;
• Site safety management for all buildings; and
• Sequencing of works to minimise disruption to occupants and surrounds.