Together with strata industry consultant Michael Teys, Aluminium Facade Systems general manager Craig Penton discusses in detail about the latest happenings in the world of cladding, the challenges of cladding, and the current process of assessment of risk on this episode of ‘Talking Architecture & Design’.

In this podcast, Teys and Penton explore the complexities of building cladding while providing informed insights on what needs to be done to ensure the safety of occupants in buildings that continue to use cladding.

According to Teys, there are thousands of buildings in Australia that are considered high risk due to the millions of tonnes of combustible product imported into Australia over the last two decades.

The podcast goes in-depth into the rapidly changing cladding industry and liabilities. Teys and Penton observe that the cladding rectification process requires more knowledge and attention in order to take action and fix the issues faced by at-risk buildings. 

Another big topic of discussion is the historical usage of combustible facades, rectification work from a builder’s perspective, and the state of the strata rectification market as buildings with as low as 1% cladding coverage are also considered at-risk due to the usage of combustible facades.  

Listen to the full podcast from Architecture & Design.