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Marianne Foley appointed to government building panel

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
27 August 2020

Arup Australasia’s Building Sector Leader Dr Marianne Foley has been appointed to a panel supporting the removal of unsafe cladding in NSW.

A highly experienced fire engineer, Marianne is Deputy Chair of the Cladding Product Safety Panel (CPSP) established by the NSW Government.

The CPSP will advise the NSW Cladding Taskforce, which was set up to identify buildings with potentially combustible cladding and support local councils to address the use of non-complaint cladding materials.

The Panel will consider the suitability of cladding replacement products and external wall assembly methods in the NSW marketplace, with a particular focus on new or novel products or solutions.

It will ensure guidance is available to local councils, consent authorities and building owners to make consistent, sustainable and cost-effective decisions in relation to rectification work.

The CPSP is also designed to ensure that rectified buildings can be fully and affordably insured, by enabling the insurance industry to better quantify cladding risks and risk control measures. 

Australasia Building Sector Leader Dr Marianne Foley Australasia Building Sector Leader Dr Marianne Foley
Dr Marianne Foley has been recognised as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by industry association Engineers Australia

Marianne brings a depth and breadth of experience and insight to the CPSP. She is a member of the Warren Centre’s Executive Steering Group working on ‘Professionalising the Fire Safety Profession’ and the former Chair of the Society of Fire Safety working group on the Fire Safety Verification Method.

She has been recognised as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by industry association Engineers Australia.

Marianne’s professional portfolio includes famous buildings such as the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing (the Water Cube) and 50 Martin Place in Sydney. She is currently working on the new Metro station and office towers in Martin Place.