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Architext Pop-up Bookshop Design Brief

Competition creates colourful inspiration for Architects

WA Institute members asked to showcase excellence in creativity by designing and coordinating the construction of the Architext pop-up bookshop for the 2014 National Architecture Conference.
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A non-compliant and inadequate overflow device

Getting it Right the First Time

Building Connection reports the failure of a metal roof can result in damage of disastrous proportions - and the bigger the building the more critical the outcome. Dimi Kyriakou highlights some of the problems plaguing the sector.
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While all care can be taken to ensure that height safety systems are adequate, builders installing metal roofing continue to be placed at risk of serious injury due to a lack of regulation and certification.

How Safe is this RoofTop

Building Connection reports metal roofing installations carry a lot of risk and builders must manage the hazards to ensure a rooftop is safe to work on. However, a lack of knowledge and regulation specific to fall prevention places workers at risk of serious injury every day.
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BlueScope national field performance manager George Thomson.

Keeping Up With Best Practice

Building Connection reports a lot of clients choose a metal roof because, quite simply, it looks good. We've put together 10 helpful hints to make sure the great-looking metal roof you install stays that way for many years to come,
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coils

The Power of Local Steel

Building Connection reports the global financial crisis crippled many manufacturers, both large and small, throughout the building industry. For some, it forced them to close their doors. For others, it meant an opportunity to go back to basics.
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Collins and Turner architects' Waterloo Youth Family and Community Centre was awarded the 2013 National COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects' National Architecture Awards in Sydney.

National COLORBOND® steel award winner a breath of fresh air

Collins and Turner architects' Waterloo Youth Family and Community Centre was awarded the 2013 National COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture at last night's Australian Institute of Architects' National Architecture Awards in Sydney.
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Urban heat island profile

BlueScope Steel products help to cool Urban Heat Islands

BlueScope Steel is committed to continually improving the sustainability of its activities and has developed products which enable the intensity reduction of urban heat islands (UHIs).
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BlueScope next generation ZINCALUME® steel

Next generation ZINCALUME® steel has less environmental impact

BlueScope Steel's next generation ZINCALUME® steel, which is a new building product due for launch in August, will have a considerably reduced environmental impact compared with current ZINCALUME® steel.
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Milson Island Sports & Recreation Center

Q&A with Martin Rogers, associate director at Taylor Thomson Whitting

Located in the picturesque Hawkesbury River north of Sydney, Milson Island was once a hospital and a jail but is now a playground for primary school children.
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Next generation steel

Next Generation ZINCALUME® Steel Gets A More Generous Warranty

An improved version of ZINCALUME® steel featuring a new corrosion-resistant coating will be backed by increased manufacturer warranties from its official launch in August 2013.
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Bellambi Testing Hut

Extensive Testing Provides Next Generation ZINCALUME® Steel's Durability

An innovative new building product about to be launched by BlueScope Steel has benefited from a durability testing program remarkable even by its own thorough standards.
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Bellambi Test Hut

BlueScope Steel Develops Longer-lasting ZINCALUME® Steel

BlueScope Steel is preparing to roll-out a third generation of its iconic ZINCALUME® steel, featuring a patented new coating that has a smaller environmental impact* and increases its durability.
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