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Accredited certifiers vindicated by expert report into Opal Tower

The Association of Accredited Certifiers (AAC) has welcomed the release of the Engineers’ Report into the Opal Tower construction issues. The report vindicates accredited certifiers, finding no accredited certifiers are at fault regarding the issues with Opal Tower.

“While it was not within the scope of our review to look closely at the certifications that took place on the Opal Tower, we found no evidence that the building certifiers had been deficient in regards to statutory expectations.”

“Despite repeated uninformed attacks by various commentators, the experts have found that accredited certifiers are not to blame for the issues with Opal Tower,” AAC CEO, Jill Brookfield said.

“This report vindicates accredited certifiers and highlights a clear lack of understanding about the certification process from a number of commentators. “Days after the issues with Opal Tower were first discovered, all accredited certifiers were unjustifiably attacked, undermining owners’ confidence in the role accredited certifiers play in the industry.

“Those attacks were clearly ill-informed and led to an avalanche of unjustified negative publicity for hardworking accredited certifiers doing the right thing around NSW.”

Read the Opal Tower Investigation Final Report – 

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