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    News Archive for March 2013

    NSW release plans for Darling Harbour precinct overhaul

    The New South Wales Government has released Development Planning Applications for the development of the 20-hectare precinct at Darling Harbour stretching from Cockle Bay to Haymarket and Ultimo.


    Melbourne architects exhibit in South Korea’s ARTS Gallery

    Architectural projects from five Melbourne practices have been selected to go on show in South Korea’s exhibition Architectural Urbanism: Melbourne/Seoul.


    European Union funds RMIT in Australian first

    RMIT University has received $5 million in funding to support a European Union program created to build advanced knowledge and skills in architecture, design and art.


    EnduroShield saves glass panelling on new BHP Billiton Office Tower

    Standing at 234 metres high, and with a total of 86,000 square metres of commercial space across 45 levels, the new BHP Billiton Office Tower is the largest commercial building in Perth, Western Australia.


    Change to hot water system replacement rebate announced

    Victorians considering replacing their hot water system with a more energy efficient model have until May 31 this year to secure the maximum State Government rebate.


    Increase in ABS construction employment figure a 'welcome respite' for the industry

    The increase in the Australian Bureau of Statistics construction employment figure is expected to be a welcome respite for the industry, according to Master Builders.


    Environmental upgrade agreement for Central Park

    Developers Frasers Property and Sekisui House have signed a $2 billion mixed-use development agreement to provide funding for green energy infrastructure at Central Park.


    heroal door system takes home universal design award 2013

    The modular heroal D 92 UD aluminium door system has been recognised for its design and versatility.


    G.J. Gardner makes BRW’s top 25 franchises

    G.J. Gardner has been ranked 22nd on BRW’s Fast Franchises 2013 list—the only homebuilding or construction company to be listed in the top 25.


    New release of as4055 - Wind Loads for Housing standard

    A revised version of the Australian standard as4055 Wind Loads for Housing has been released and is now in force.


    Carbon footprint report boosts Accoya’s environmental credentials

    An updated cradle-to-gate analysis report completed by climate change consultancy Verco, has shown that Accoya’s carbon footprint significantly outperforms most other building materials, including a wide range of sustainably-sourced hardwoods.


    Industry alert over reported insulation defects

    Australian insulation experts have issued a warning against the ongoing use of poor-quality, hazardous insulation products.


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