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    News Archive for February 2013

    Homebuilders cutting corners to save, says James Hardie

    James Hardie has adjusted its earnings forecast to a more modest number, blaming homebuilders opting for cheaper houses and materials due to the uncertain economic climate.

    Global Architecture News

    BIG plans to rethink historic D.C. campus; Gehry, Hadid design rugs for Masters Collection benefit; Google to build Googleplex addition from-scratch; The Makoko floating school; World first 3D printing pen

    Atlantic introduces new Tatou radiant heaters

    Atlantic Australasia introduces a new range of smart energy-efficient radiant heaters from Europe.

    Polyurethane coating from Australian Urethan Systems used as corrosion protection for bund

    A polyurethane coating system has provided corrosion protection at the Molymet Facility tank farm.

    Fisher & Paykel sales team restructured

    Fisher & Paykel Appliances will restructure its sales team effective 1 March 2013 to improve efficiencies within the company.

    Ground-breaking by Leighton Properties at Collins Street tower construction in Melbourne

    Leighton Contractors has leased about 13,000m² of space in the new tower building under construction at 567 Collins St in Melbourne.

    New Vogue Collection of laminate flooring from Quick Step

    Quick Step introduces a new line of stylish laminate flooring products inspired by the chic fashion houses of Europe.

    Creating a sustainable energy future for Western Australia

    The Sustainable Energy Association of Australia promotes the development and adoption of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable energy technologies and services.

    WaterMark Certification Scheme

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is now responsible for policy oversight of the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) as well as the WaterMark Certification Scheme (WaterMark).

    Updated version of lighting calculator now available

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has updated its original version of the lighting calculator as well as developing new glazing calculators which aim to help users meet the National Construction Code (NCC).

    Architect Rana Abboud awarded scholarship from construction industry

    Sydney-based architect Rana Abboud from Codessi Architecture has been awarded the 2013 National Women in Construction (NAWIC) International Women’s Day Scholarship.

    Contractors signed on for 567 Collins Street development

    Leighton Contractors have signed on to almost 13,000 square metres of the Spowers Architects and Cox Architects designed 567 Collins St building which will be the largest PCA Premium Grade tower constructed in Melbourne in the last 25 years.

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