Engineering Education Australia partners with NSW Building Commissioner on cladding remediation courses

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More than 200 residential apartment buildings in New South Wales are registered to have flammable cladding removed through Project Remediate.

Two online cladding remediation courses have been developed by Engineering Education Australia (EEA) and the Office of the NSW Building Commissioner (OBC).

The online learning modules will be delivered through Construct NSW.

“We’re very conscious that, over the next three years, flammable cladding will be coming off residential buildings in much larger volumes and at a quicker rate than it has been previously,” says Construct NSW program manager Vanessa Carmody-Smith. “We really wanted to work with EEA to get these courses out, because it’s what’s needed right now. There are companies across NSW, Victoria and the rest of the country that need this information, and engineers especially will be at the forefront of dealing with remediating cladding.”

The first course, ‘Cladding Remediation: Part A, provides an introduction to façades and cladding, how they fail, what their defects may be and how defects are addressed. The second, ‘Cladding Remediation: Part B, offers deeper technical information, and case studies to demonstrate how façade and cladding defects should be addressed.

The two-hour courses are the first of four to be introduced this year. They are developed for façade, structural, ESD, fire, acoustic or services engineers, architects, facility managers, asset managers and construction professionals.

Engineers Australia’s chief engineer Jane MacMaster says it’s important for Engineers Australia to work with regulators to improve the standard of engineering practice in the country.

“Regulators such as the OBC have well-established knowledge in the common risk areas of design and construction through audits and other enforcement activities,” she says. “We appreciate this opportunity to jointly produce the training modules and up-skill the profession… We’ll continue to explore opportunities such as joint training modules and webinars with regulators to help address common issues and bring lessons learned to our members.”

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