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    News Archive for October 2012

    Mine Marking layout markers from Dy-Mark (Aust)

    Mine Marking and Mine Marking Non-Flammable layout markers are specially formulated as marking paints for above and below ground areas in mining environments.

    Versatile new Revolution spray enamel launched by Dy-Mark

    Revolution features an adjustable 360º nozzle and valve that enables spraying from any angle.

    PGH bricks play a starring role at Brigidine College's new performing arts centre

    When Doran Rosmarin from Bertoldi architects was commissioned to design Brigidine College's new visual and performing arts building - The Brigid Centre, his vision was to create a building that would simultaneously deliver on its functional intent, whilst utilising its external walls as a canvas.

    Standards Australia seminar series to revise ventilation code

    Standards Australia in partnership with the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air- conditioning and Heating will be hosting national seminar series on the revision to AS 1668 – The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings.

    New eBook has potential to ignite retrofit industry

    The Fifth Estate has released Australia’s first guide Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs), a finance mechanism with the potential to unlock billions of dollars required to upgrade our aging and unsustainable existing building stock.

    CFMEU appeals for strengthened anti-dumping regime in Australia

    CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor has claimed that the forest products, and pulp and paper industry need better protecting against dumping and called for more Federal Government action.

    Major Concrete Conference issues Call for Technical Papers.

    The Concrete Institute of Australia is seeking abstracts for technical papers for Concrete2013, which will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 16th to 18th October 2013.

    Two teams share top Think Brick Award in 2012

    Infinity Centre by McBride Charles Ryan and Billard Leece Partnership’s student accommodation building at La Trobe University, Wodonga have been named joint Overall Winners in the 2012 Think Brick Awards.

    HIA predicts mild recovery for residential construction

    The Housing Industry Association’s spring 2012 edition of its National Outlook points to a mild, narrow recovery in new housing starts in 2012/13, together with a modest improvement in renovations activity.

    Tackling greenwash: Former BPN editor becomes GECA CEO

    Former BPN editor Rupert Posner has been appointed CEO of Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), a group he says provides independent reassurance to avoid being taken in by greenwash.

    One Planet Living founder embarks on Australian tour

    One of the world's sustainable building pioneers, Pooran Desai, is visiting Australia to promote sustainable development program One Planet Living.

    Brick Inlay Systems For Concrete: Santorini Apartments and St Josephs College

    The building industry is starting to realise the benefits of engineered or precast brick panel systems, especially in terms of speed and ease of construction. Danielle Bowling spoke to two firms who’ve seen the benefits of such systems in recent projects.

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