Company curbs sale of panels used on burned London high-rise

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Giugno 27, 2017

Arconic Inc said its Reynobond PE panels were being withdrawn over "inconsistencies in building codes around the world".

Once the tallest building in Ireland, the 16-storey building on the Carrigrohane Straight underwent a €62 million renovation and extension programme in 2006.

"This includes supporting the Government's offer of urgent free cladding testing and also a strong joint recommendation to review fire safety strategies in each building".

Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid said samples from every building tested so far had failed.

The apartments were evacuated after fire inspectors concluded that the buil.

Grenfell Tower is more than 60 metres high.

Describing the Grenfell Tower fire as "a catastrophic failure", he announced the formation of an independent expert advisory panel to advise government on any immediate steps that need to be taken on fire safety.

Following the Grenfell fire, the British government is carrying out tests on hundreds of high-rise buildings covered in cladding. We were not involved in the installation of the system, nor did we have a role in any other aspect of the building's refurbishment or original design.

The Times points out that lawmakers in the United Kingdom have, for years, pressed safety regulators to officially bar the use of flammable cladding at heights beyond the reach of a firefighter's ladder, but officials instead chose to listen to developers who said that requiring only non-flammable materials on high-rises "limits your choice of materials quite significantly".

The council manages and maintains more than 7,000 homes in Cambridge, including blocks of flats, sheltered housing, temporary housing, detached and semi-detached houses, and has strict fire safety measures in place to protect people living in them.

Seventy-five tower blocks have since been identified with unsafe cladding and panelling is being removed from buildings across the country.

It is unclear how many residents were inside the building at the time. "Once flames enter a cavity they have the potential to travel significant distances, giving rise to the risk of unseen fire spread within the cladding systems".

However, he pointed out that testing was the "trigger" to prompt a fire safety inspection which highlighted a raft of issues including nearly 1,000 missing fire doors.

Mr Javid said he was "concerned at the speed" of which landlords were submitting samples of their cladding to be tested, and asked them to do so immediately.

He was unsure whether the cladding on the Spencer on Byron was exactly the same as Grenfell Tower, but it was a type of aluminium composite panel.

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