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    News Archive for March 2012

    HIA calls for building products compliance code

    The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has called for the establishment of a national building product accreditation scheme.

    ARDEX Australia expands its presence in Southeast Asia

    ARDEX, a leading supplier of high-quality specialty building chemicals, recently obtained the majority stake acquisition of QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals

    AkzoNobel Powder Coatings launches Interpon Buildings website

    World-leading powder paint supplier AkzoNobel has launched a new website to showcase several projects protected by Interpon Powder Coatings.

    Fisher & Paykel win ‘Best Fridge Brand’ at the 2012 CHOICE Awards

    Fisher & Paykel have recently been awarded the best fridge brand, one of the most coveted consumer awards in Australia

    Hotel managers reminded of the importance of fire safety training

    Fire safety equipment specialist Wormald advises all hotels and hospitality facilities to be sufficiently prepared by having the correct fire protection systems in place in addition to ensuring that t

    Solar hot water systems from Rinnai

    Keep your electricity bills down by installing Rinnai solar hot water systems. They are guaranteed to save you money as they require less electricity and gas to heat water

    19 new home designs from Metricon

    Metricon has introduced 19 new additions to their Allegra, Freedom and Designer range.

    Training reform announced for construction industry

    According to Master Builders Australia, employers in the building and construction industry stand to gain from the substantial package of proposed reforms recently announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

    IN PROFILE: Robert Morris-Nunn and Tasmania's stubborn architecture

    Robert Morris-Nunn, director of the firm Circa Morris-Nunn, describes Tasmania's stubborn architecture, the social impact of architecture and collaborative design.

    How solar technology may turn office blocks into power producers

    Skyscrapers could one day generate enough power to offset much of their energy consumption, thanks to a breakthrough by Australian researchers who have moved a step closer to creating solar-cell windows.

    Garden House, Melbourne, wins at Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Awards for Excellence in 2012

    A new apartment development designed by Woods Bagot and Hecker Guthrie in Melbourne has won the Urban Development Institute of Australia President’s Award for best contemporary knowledge, skills and innovation.

    Flinders Street Station competition objectives outlined by Victorian Government

    The Victorian Government has released the key objectives in the criteria for the design competition for Flinders Street Station.

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