Date: December 8, 2017, Author: Public Affairs Department, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Source: SCDF News Release
Title: Update on SCDF’S Actions on Non-compliant Cladding
Brief: On 4 May 2017, a fire broke out at an industrial building at 30 Toh Guan Road on 4 May 2017, resulting in one fatality. The Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) investigations into the fire found that the composite panels used as cladding on the building’s external walls were not of Class ‘0’ standard as required under the Fire Code. SCDF’s Fire Code requires composite panels used as cladding to be either non-combustible or certified as Class ‘0’.
On 24 August 2017, SCDF announced that two models of the Alubond brand composite panel used as cladding had been found to be non-compliant with Fire Code requirements . SCDF has since identified a total of 342 building projects that used non-compliant Alubond cladding. 17 of these buildings have completed the removal of the
cladding while the remaining 17 are in the midst of removing them.
Affected building projects with unrestricted public access are listed on the SCDF website https://www.scdf.gov.sg/fire-safety-buildings-improper-use-cladding
Out of the 14 buildings that are listed, one is a condo, Verdana Villas.