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    News Archive for August 2002

    Termite-resistant flooring

    An innovative new termite resistant particleboard flooring product is being released by woodlogic to be used in conjunction with the company’s LOSP H2 treated timber framing system for added protection against termite attack.

    Collaborative effort wins NT awards

    The Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs has been awarded both the Award for Sustainable Architecture and Public Building commendation by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. The design process involved lengthy collaboration between the traditional owners and custodians and the various users.

    Plans hotting up for world’s tallest solar tower in NSW

    Construction of the world’s tallest engineered structure at Buronga, New South Wales is increasingly likely to begin next year following a crucial Federal Government vote of confidence in the one kilometre tall Solar Tower project.

    Dual system

    Parbury Technologies has released Fonostop Duo, a dual purpose acoustic insulation and waterproofing system for high residential and commercial developments.

    Housing affordability tumbles

    Higher interest rates and spiralling land prices have seen housing affordability fall to its lowest level in two years according the latest Commonwealth Bank-HIA housing report.

    Earth building handbook

    Standards Australia has just released The Australian Earth Building Handbook. This handbook sets out principles of accepted good practice and recommended guidelines for lightly loaded, primarily single and two-storey buildings constructed from unbaked earthen walls and floors.

    Cleaner, smarter, greener

    Renewable energy in the building industry; environmentally sustainable housing design; cleaner, greener, smarter building control systems and intelligent building concepts are among the topics that will be examined at the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (AEEMA) national ‘Cleaner, greener, smarter’ conference, held October 14-16 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

    Changing the Bridge light globes

    When the RTA had to change the traffic lane usage indicator light globes on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, they had a problem.

    Pioneer halves concrete waste

    Following the introduction of an innovative measure by Pioneer Construction Materials, the level of excess concrete returned from construction sites by in Queensland has halved.

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