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    Integrating HVAC systems in design maximizes efficiency
    Integrating HVAC systems in design maximizes efficiency

    The first part of BPN's feature on air-conditioning and ventilation looks into how HVAC systems can be integrated into a building's design, with Federation Square a prime example.


    Double gym built in double-time with Bondor Equitilt architectural panel
    Double gym built in double-time with Bondor Equitilt architectural panel

    A new double gymnasium building at St Michael's College in the Adelaide Suburb of Henley Beach is reaping the benefits of Bondor Equitilt architectural panels.


    ABBTF says efforts to increase apprenticeship numbers are thwarted by government policies
    ABBTF says efforts to increase apprenticeship numbers are thwarted by government policies

    Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation’s (ABBTF) say their efforts to increase training numbers for bricklaying apprentices are being thwarted by Government policies.


    Stricter laws crack down on non-compliant steel storage materials
    Stricter laws crack down on non-compliant steel storage materials

    The Australian Steel Storage Manufacturers Group (the Group) has issued a warning to the Australian industry that they could face legal action or exposure to health and safety risks by purchasing imported steel storage products that fail to observe Australia’s established design and manufacturing standards.


    GBCA calls for costed policies and incentives for Australia’s buildings, communities and cities
    GBCA calls for costed policies and incentives for Australia’s buildings, communities and cities

    “We’re still waiting” is the message from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), as it calls on all political parties to outline their costed policies and incentives for Australia’s buildings, communities and cities.


    CFMU criticises Coalition’s manufacturing policy for failing to rein in dodgy imports
    CFMU criticises Coalition’s manufacturing policy for failing to rein in dodgy imports

    The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union believes the Coalition’s failure to address the thousands of dodgy building and other manufactured products being imported into Australia that do not conform with local standards, is a major blow to the Australian manufacturing industry.


    House that follows the sun wins HIA-Stratco GreenSmart Home of the Year
    House that follows the sun wins HIA-Stratco GreenSmart Home of the Year

    The 2013 HIA GreenSmart Home of the Year has been awarded to MAG Constructions and DNA Architects for their “Girasole” home.


    Builders back Coalition policy to restore the ABCC as building industry watchdog
    Builders back Coalition policy to restore the ABCC as building industry watchdog

    Master Builders Australia is supporting the Coalition’s policy to fully restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) including the agency, its powers and underlying laws.


    $116,000 back-paid to building apprentices in Tasmania
    $116,000 back-paid to building apprentices in Tasmania

    The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $116,000 for underpaid apprentices in Tasmania as part of a campaign focussing on the state’s residential building industry.


    A new standard for managing Australia’s forests
    A new standard for managing Australia’s forests

    Australia’s forest management newly revised Australian Standard for forest management (AS4708–2013) strengthens forest managers’ responsibilities in relation to social, cultural and public participation requirements.


    First Australian Tune Hotel installs Interpod modular bathrooms
    First Australian Tune Hotel installs Interpod modular bathrooms

    Interpod Offsite have been utilised by the builder of Australia’s first Tune Hotel to speed up the construction process and cut project costs.


    BlueScope posts $84m loss
    BlueScope posts $84m loss

    BlueScope has announced an $84 million net loss after tax for the 2012/2013 financial – a $960 million turnaround in financial performance compared to 2011/2012.


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