Following several tragic events around the world involving the flammability of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP), the ACT Government undertook a review of its assets across their portfolio to determine the extent of ACPs used in public buildings here in the ACT and to develop a strategy to adequately address the risks associated with these products.
Manteena was required to engage with a Building Certifier, the ACT Fire Brigade and a Façade and Fire Engineer to work with our team in developing a strategy to replace the non-conforming panels with new compliant panels. The team investigated possible options for the new panels ensuring these panels met the “Deemed to Satisfy” requirements of the BCA.
Once the design and materials were approved, the panels were replaced in a staged program around the building. This included erection of scaffold, removal of existing panels, measuring and ordering of new panels and eventual replacement with concealed mechanically fixed panels.
The project was successfully completed three weeks ahead of schedule and delivered without any incident, accident and or issues affecting patients care or day-to-day hospital operations.