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    News Archive for January 2012

    Portable air conditioners and spot coolers from Active Air Rentals

    Active Air Rentals presents a range of portable air conditioners designed for difficult locations where ducting hot exhaust air from conventional portable units is not possible.


    Digital calipers from Bridco

    Bridco offers a new range of digital calipers designed to measure the diameter after swaging, an important requirement in the wire rope business.


    Thermomass concrete sandwich walls from Composite Global Solutions keep hot weather at bay

    Available from Composite Global Solutions, Thermomass concrete sandwich walls are helping to keep the Thermomass head office in Melbourne cool during the hot summer months.


    3-layer ETFE cushions used to build complex dome at Shenzhen theme park

    Asahi Fluon 3-layer blue ETFE cushions were used to create a unique dome at the new indoor theme park in Shenzhen on the China coastline.


    Victorian building permits don't guarantee quality, audit finds

    The Victorian Auditor General's Office reports that 96 per cent of building permits issued did not comply with minimum statutory safety and building standards.


    Survey: One-quarter of Australian homeowners to renovate next year

    A 'Renovation Intentions' study into Australians' plans to renovate has found just over half (51 per cent) of Australian homeowners are planning to renovate within the next four years.


    Viridian releases Architectural Glass Specifier's Guide 2012

    The 2012 Viridian Architectural Glass Specifier’s Guide is now available for download.


    White roofs cool benefits study of Melbourne buildings

    New research by the University of Melbourne assesses the benefits of white roofs in order to help residential, commercial and industrial building owners determine if white roofs are suitable for their buildings and guide them through the best materials to use.


    Melbourne’s Serrata building gains top green rating

    Lend Lease and Sekisui House’s residential development Serrata in Melbourne's Victoria Harbour has become the third awarded Australia’s Green Star residential v1 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.


    Táctil bike racks by Antonio de Marco available from Landmark Products

    Designed by Antonio de Marco and available from Landmark Products, the Táctil bike rack creates a clear design statement with its aesthetic appeal.


    Nickel Flash bricks by PGH Bricks & Pavers

    PGH Bricks & Pavers introduces the new Nickel Flash bricks to its extensive range of brick products specifically designed for builders, designers and architects to recreate a unique timelessness in ho


    Stanley Sync stereo earmuffs available from Honeywell Safety Products

    Available from Honeywell Safety Products, the Sync stereo earmuffs by Stanley represent the latest in passive hearing protection technology for active lifestyles.


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