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    News Archive for January 2002

    Easy information for investors

    Albert Smith Signs has made it easier for investors to get the share price information that they need, with the installation of their Dynascan 360° LED in the Atrium of the ASX building in Melbourne. Part of a promotion in November, it will display Bloomberg TV, sharemarket information from Reuters and Bridge Data and share prices from ASX’s SEATS system.

    Hospital grade flooring

    New trends in the design of hospitals and aged care centres has seen a move away from the stark institutional look to styles more user-friendly for patients, visitors and staff. These design demands present challenges, not only for architects and interior designers working in the health care field, but also manufacturers of PVC flooring.

    Sashless windows

    Aneeta Windows has a new double-hung frameless sash window, which can be raised and lowered with fingertip control.

    Slag to replace aggregate in pavements

    CSIRO says it has proved that it is technically viable to use slag from steel mills in pavements, low strength concrete and low strength fill.

    Burswood casino bets on steel

    In the biggest expansion since it first opened in 1985, Perth’s Burswood international resort casino is completing a $68m redevelopment in time for the holiday season. The upgrade will provide the resort complex with new facilities including a food emporium, cabaret nightclub and grand ballroom.

    Innovative steel curves

    Utilising totally innovative construction techniques, BHP Galvaspan steel components were used to create the distinctive domed shell of the Dunc Grey Velodrome in Sydney.

    China turns to steel buildings

    China may provide some opportunities for Australian architects, engineers and project managers as it follows a trend toward the construction of steel buildings.

    New chairman for Dadanco

    Dadanco, a company that has pioneered the development of revolutionary air conditioning technology, has appointed Mr Ian Webber AO as its Chairman, following a major injection of capital into the company to allow it to expand its rapidly growing global market base.

    Virtual Laminex

    Laminex® Industries has launched a new fully interactive website. The new site has been created to fulfil a functional role in making the Laminex brand easily accessible and user-friendly to both trade customers and consumers alike.

    Standing the test of time

    The distinctive red façade of the administrative headquarters of Zublin AG still looks fresh and vibrant after 15 year’s exposure to extreme weather conditions thanks to Bayferrox inorganic red pigment – available here from Bayer Hodgsons – used to colour the concrete.

    Cordless sealing gun

    Panasonic has added a new cordless sealing gun to its range of cordless power tools, said to be the only piece of equipment of its type on the market.

    Quarella Composite Stone

    Quarella Composite Stone was specified and supplied to both the Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf and King St Wharf projects. Kitchen and vanity benchtops along with wall and floor tiles were selected and supplied for these projects, based on Quarella’s unique colours, uniformity, compactness and durability.

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