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    News Archive for January 2009

    Industrial ecology hits the agenda

    The Australasian Industrial Ecology Conference will be held at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney July 30 to 31.

    Australian Institute of Building support Bradley’s review of universities

    The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) have welcomed the key findings of Professor Denise Bradley’s review of the Australian higher education sector, saying it provides a framework that addresses the shortage of professionals within the building and construction sector.

    Spotted gum timbers from Connollys Timber & Flooring

    Connollys Timber & Flooring have recently completed installing and polishing a spotted gum parquetry dance floor in the Ball Room at Moonee Valley Race Course.

    MakMax Australia exhibit tensile membrane fabrication and design expertise at Form and Function 2009

    Tensile Membrane specialists MakMax Australia will design and fabricate the Australian Institute of Architects Bar at 2009’s Form and Function exhibition.

    Why climate change research must focus on rural issues

    Research will need to cover issues such as: responses to extreme weather events; housing and building standards; the physical structure and operation of resource management systems.

    AIA takes a parallax view of architecture

    Parallax is this year’s Australian Institute of Architects national conference, under the creative direction of Terroir directors Gerard Reinmuth, Richard Blythe and Scott Balmforth.

    Smeg turns convention on its head

    A sheet of black ceramic glass measuring 1m in length and 400 mm deep, the SIHP2100B by Smeg turns convention on its head by offering four cooking zones in a line, side by side.

    Green Building leaders welcome coalition climate change policy

    Emphasis on Australia’s built environment in the Federal Opposition’s climate change policy acknowledges the significant role green building practices can play to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

    Park and Outdoor Structures from Landmark Products

    Landscape is a supplier of engineered kit form park furniture, shelters, restrooms, pedestrian bridges, boardwalks and viewing platforms for public use.

    Emergency fund may avert huge job losses

    The federal government's new $4-billion emergency fund will "help prevent large-scale job losses" in the construction industry, Aaron Gadiel, CEO of Urban Taskforce Australia said.

    New buildings

    A hand-picked selection of the new buildings in the press this week.

    Rant on

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

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