perspectives podcast

EP10: Re-cladding unsafe buildings and recovering the costs

Government measures are helping building owners remove dangerous cladding from their buildings and recover the costs. But which approach is best?

August 04, 2020
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Meet our speakers

Duane Loader
Project Director, Project and Development Services

Duane has a successful career in the property and construction industry that spans over 25 years. He has proven experience working for builders and project managers, for many different types of clients, private organisations and all levels of government agencies. Duane’s construction management expertise enhances his focus on safety, quality, innovation and cost savings. His experience in design management and construction, and current façade remediation projects, brings current experience to the issue of replacement of combustible cladding.

Leif Golder
Director Operations, Property & Asset Management - NSW

Leif is the Director Operations for NSW Property & Asset Management. As such, he is responsible for the operations and projects, development and roll out of facilities and capital works throughout our CBD and metropolitan properties. With Leif’s experience comes a strong knowledge base in understanding the short and long term needs of building owners and managing projects to best protect these interests.

David Bannerman
Principal, Bannermans Lawyers

David Bannerman is the principal of Bannermans Lawyers, Sydney’s leading Strata Law firm, providing specialised legal services. David is a qualified lawyer. He is an Accredited Property Law Specialist with the Law Society of New South Wales and has over 15 years extensive experience in all aspects of property law and building litigation.


Rebecca Kent (host)
It’s been three years since the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London The incident continues to put the spotlight on the widespread use of unsafe, building materials - specifically flammable cladding. Governments across the world are introducing measures to ensure that buildings are safe from fires, including replacing the facades of buildings that are deemed at risk. In the courts, meanwhile, ongoing cases are deciding who should foot the bill. Our guests today give us the lowdown on what’s involved for apartment and commercial building owners in de-cladding and re-cladding their buildings, and how they can go about recovering the costs of what can be a very expensive exercise. This is the Perspectives podcast and I’m Rebecca Kent

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