If trial installation is advised by the Materials Advisory Panel, then:
- The cost of this installation shall be met by Council. However, Council may require an extension to any warranty and the payment of a bond to the value of replacing the material and any other cost i.e. damage that may be incurred should the material fail.
- The material shall be inspected at intervals of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months to assess durability in a live situation.
- At the end of the specified trial period, appropriate experts chosen by the Panel shall inspect the material and determine if it is suitable for acceptance. Assessment will be made to identify any signs of deterioration, distortion or other failure.
The Panel shall advise, after the trial period, any further requirements or trial extensions and/or to make a final determination of the materials suitability.
Once decision has been reached, the process shall conclude as specified in AM-1.5.2 Detailed Consideration Process.
A material undergoing a trial installation is not deemed to be an approved material. Suppliers or manufacturers must not assume that the material is accepted. No material shall be added to the Approved Materials lists until fully approved.
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