News update: Discussion on “cladding” used on high rise buildings increases as investigations continue in recent high-rise fires abroad.

Many questions have arisen with respect to building construction in the United States and New York State since some tragic high-rise fires abroad.  Whether buildings in New York have used this siding is a difficult question to positively answer.  The answer of whether a building in your jurisdiction contains cladding manufactured by Arconic Inc. can only be attempted to be answered with extensive research that would start at your local building and code department.

Below are some articles and videos you may find of use to better understand this complex issue.  As additional information is made available thru the IAFF or additional resources we shall make it available.

http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2017/07/u-s-cladding-manufacturer-stops-selling-panels.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/business/arconic-grenfell-tower-london-fire.html

http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2016/12/hangout-high-rise-building-systems.html

http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2017/07/humpday-hangout-intl.html

http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2017/08/fire-strikes-dubai-residential-skyscraper.html

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