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    News Archive for June 2003

    High Pressure Tester

    Australian Pump Industries’ new unit can be used for testing pressure in gas, water or oil pipelines in both public utilities or industry.

    Baulderstone Hornibrook heads west

    Baulderstone Hornibrook will soon begin construction of the $300 million Westpoint Shopping Centre redevelopment in Blacktown, western Sydney.

    Commercial solutions

    Resilient flooring specialist Forbo Flooring has proven solutions for all flooring requirements in the commercial sector with its Marmoleum and Artoleum brands which offer a durable and environmentally friendly option.

    Graphisoft utilised by Berlin trade shows

    After a large-scale selection process Capital Facility GmbH & Co.KG decides on Graphisoft’s CAFM solution.

    Brick league

    According to the Clay Brick and Paver Association, eight out of the 10 buildings at the new Sydney University Village - which provides student accommodation - have brick exteriors, chosen, says project architect Tony Spragg from Allen Jack + Cottier because “brick is durable, it’s something you see in the university and it’s a material people can relate to.”

    Flooring guide

    A new edition of a comprehensive guide to residential concrete floors has been released by the Cement and Concrete Association of Australia.

    New cement supplier

    CEMENTIA, a subsidiary of international building materials suppler Lafarge, has announced that it will start importing cement into South Australia. Lafarge sees that currently supply and demand are ba

    Concrete paint

    White Knight Paints has released Ultra Pave, a water-based concrete and concrete paving paint that is said to outperform any solvent-based alternative.

    Concrete Conference

    An outstanding technical program has come together from a diverse range of industry professionals, including recent developments on “joint free floors”.

    For Pet Lovers - a vacuum cleaner!

    The “Cat&Dog 700” model has a host of additional features and benefits. One such feature is the TurboBrush which is driven by the air flow of the vacuum cleaner so removing pet hairs and fluff from the carpet becomes light work.

    Express facades

    The new CSR ExpressWall from CSR Fibre Cement offers a complete compressed sheet façade system that has been purposely engineered to provide the solution to joint movement and weather tightness in façade applications.

    Fixing faults cost-effectively

    WHEN the cost of defect rectification can be as high as 6 percent of construction expenditure, any solution to the problem is definitely worth examining. That is the thinking behind the formation of the Best Practice Club, which is trialing ways of bringing down the cost of faulty works in residential construction projects.

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