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    News Archive for January 2009

    Our house

    Mode Design has worked with BHC for six years to create affordable housing that is a pleasure to live in. Kellie Harpley speaks to Mode's Rhonan O'Brien.

    Rant on

    Polemic? Outrageous? Justified? We bring you the most opinionated and debate-fuelling quotes coughed up by the world architecture press.

    Global round-up

    Need-to-read news from around the globe.

    White Bay cruise terminal causes furor

    NSW government plans to create a temporary cruise terminal in the White Bay area have angered residents and the tourist industry.

    Bother for Boral

    Building materials manufacturer Boral has slashed its outlook as the downturn in housing markets eats into profits.

    Green buildings will stimulate the economy

    In the current economic climate, an accelerated depreciation scheme for green building retrofits will both stimulate the economy and deliver measurable sustainability dividends.

    Foamular Extruded Polystyrene from Austech External Building Products

    The Australian Construction industry has recently seen a surge in construction of home wine cellars with ridged insulation.

    Hawaiian centre says hello to solar installation

    DuPont has announced the installation of its largest photovoltaic solar energy facility at its Pioneer Hi-Bred Waimea Research Center in Kauai, Hawaii.

    Drop in activity no cure for trade shortage

    The latest HIA-Austral Bricks Trades Report has recorded a marginal improvement in the availability of skilled tradespeople for the December quarter 2008.

    Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia present Fernando Menis in C+A Talk series

    Spanish architectural luminary, Fernando Menis will deliver the first annual C+A Talk in Sydney and Melbourne in March and April.

    Spectrum Lighting introduce Hi Bay 120W LED light

    Hi Bay 120W is a new LED light from Spectrum Lighting. As a direct replacement for factory Hi bay lighting, these LED lights are 75% energy saving.

    VIC's first Green Star interior

    Interior design firm Geyer has completed Victoria’s first sustainable Green Star Office Interiors v1.1 project for the new Victorian Auditor-General's Office head office in Melbourne.

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