Replacing flammable cladding: information for the building and construction industry
Information for the building and construction industry about our project to replace flammable cladding in New South Wales.
Project Remediate is replacing flammable cladding on eligible buildings until the end of 2023.
The Managing Contractor, Hansen Yuncken, is procuring the services of contractors and consultants for Project Remediate.
Opportunities are available for businesses and contractors.
You can express interest in working on Project Remediate or submit materials for consideration.
What is different about Project Remediate?
Cladding is being replaced on occupied buildings.
The highest standards will be implemented to ensure the safety of residents and workers.
Works will be overseen by the Managing Contractor to ensure compliance and regulatory obligations are met, including site management and safety.
Only properly trained and authorised people are allowed to work on a Project Remediate site.
The NSW Building Commissioner, David Chandler talks about how the government project to replace flammable cladding will protect consumers.
Workplace safety on Project Remediate sites
Remediation works take place on occupied sites where people live, work and visit.
The safety of occupants, visitors, and workers on all Project Remediate sites is non-negotiable. Getting everyone home safe is a key priority.
The Managing Contractor, Hansen Yuncken, and SafeWork NSW talk about safety on Project Remediate sites.
Hansen Yuncken as the Managing Contractor for Project Remediate has arranged coverage for public liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, and contract works insurance.
Contractors are named as insured under the public liability insurance and contract works insurance policies.
Consultants are named as insured under the public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance policies.
Contact Lockton Australia (the insurance broker for Project Remediate) for more information about these insurance policies.
Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) insurance exemption
Special arrangements have been negotiated with the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) that are unique to remediating combustible cladding under Project Remediate, taking into account the program’s quality assurance features and strong insurance coverage.
When an owners corporation decides at a general meeting to sign Project Remediate contracts, it will be given the option to consent to the contractor applying for an exemption from HBCF insurance.
If the owners corporation chooses that option, then the contractor will apply to SIRA for the exemption using the form that Hansen Yuncken will provide to them.
SIRA will make a decision whether or not to grant an exemption upon receipt of documents and information provided. They will consider:
- The information provided about the owners corporation, the building, and the contractor
- Confirmation from the Office of Project Remediate that the owners corporation is eligible to participate in Project Remediate.
The exemption is not available for works done outside Project Remediate.
Contact Hansen Yuncken at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Register your interest
You can register your interest in working on Project Remediate or submit cladding materials for consideration.
What happens if you are selected
All contractors and firms that express interest in providing services for Project Remediate will be contacted by the Managing Contractor, Hansen Yuncken.
If you are successful, you will need:
evidence that you are qualified and licensed to perform your work
to complete the Project Remediate: Safety Standards on Occupied Sites online course and other mandatory inductions.
Managers of contractors are also required to complete the Project Remediate: Safety standards on occupied sites for management course.
Contact Hansen Yuncken for more information about these requirements email@example.com.
Project Remediate Pattern Book
The Project Remediate Pattern Book is a resource to help consultants replace combustible cladding. It includes technical design drawings. It is a living document that will be reviewed and updated throughout the life of Project Remediate.
Information session for designers – April 2022
Hansen Yuncken hosted an information session for designers, remediation contractors, superintendents, and, independent assurers in April.
The session covered topics including the procurement and engagement of consultants and contractors, and what happens when you are selected to provide services for Project Remediate.
A summary of the information session will be available soon.
Briefing for the building and construction industry
We hosted a briefing for the building and construction industry on 1 September 2021 with presentations by:
- the NSW Building Commissioner
- the Managing Contractor
- the Cladding Taskforce
- the Cladding Product Safety Panel
- the Office of Project Remediate
- SafeWork NSW
- the Business Assurance Solution.
There are videos, transcripts, PowerPoint presentations and FAQs.