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    News Archive for March 2015

    Hebel proves weathertightness of wall system ahead of changes to National Construction Code

    CSIRO has validated the weathertightness of the CSR Hebel residential external wall system as being compliant with the changes to the NCC.


    Polytec launches new Bevel Edge doors and panels

    Polytec introduces a new Bevel Edge door profile in a select range of MELAMINE and EVOLUTION doors and panels.


    Philips GreenUp LED Highbay receives prestigious Red Dot design award

    An LED lighting innovation from Philips Lighting has been recognised for product design excellence at the 2015 Red Dot Awards program.


    10 signs your hot water system may need attention: Rheem

    Rheem Australia offers a few important tips to homeowners to help them look out for signs that their water heater system may need a service inspection.


    How Criterion Industries’ partitioning suite is supporting the Glass House Office trend

    The ‘glass house’ design is trending in the commercial office interiors segment with the appeal of this style attributed to the open expansive feel.


    Magnetic Australian designed and manufactured gates installed at WTP

    Magnetic Automation recently installed six MCG cantilever gates at a wastewater treatment plant to protect valuable assets.


    Top 10 stories for March—from a changed Barangaroo to an underpaid architecture intern

    Renzo Piano will have his long-awaited second Australian project, Bates Smart has designed the world’s skinniest tower in Melbourne and Australia’s oldest university is set to receive a $1.4 billion upgrade.


    The power of acoustics for causing health

    A mammoth aluminium and steel-clad structure worth €390 million stands on the edge of Paris, home to the city’s new Philharmonie concert hall, but bearing the unfortunate burden of being ‘disowned’ by its architect, Jean Nouvel.


    Green roofs or solar panels to crown all new buildings in France

    France has passed a new law making it mandatory for the rooftops of all new buildings in its commercial zones to be partially covered in plants or solar panels.


    Docklands apartment building clad in LED lamps that predict and display the weather

    A new Melbourne apartment building by Woods Bagot will be wrapped from ground floor to rooftop in LED lamp boxes and will change colour and patterns depending on the next day’s weather.


    Traditional Paving Systems vs. Adjustable Paving Support [infographic]

    Ineffective waterproofing is the biggest issue in the building industry today, with almost 80 per cent of building faults related to waterproofing failures.


    Key Considerations for Paving and Decking in Multi-Residential Projects

    When it comes to paving and decking, it pays to get things right the first time.


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