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Reinforcing bar markings make identifi cation easier

Identifying a reinforcing bar’s method of manufacture has been made easier. Pacific Steel has introduced a new bar marking pattern for its reinforcing steel made using the quench and tempered (QT) production technique.    This will allow users to clearly identify quench and tempered reinforcing bar from that made using the micro-alloy (MA) technique. MA and QT refer to different manufacturing methods.    While both methods can produce reinforcing bars with t...
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Choose a career and a life

Choose a career and a life

Building on the success of the 2005 campaign, the BCITO held its second Building Careers Week on September 11 to 17.    The promotion aims to raise awareness of career opportunities in the construction industry and highlight the trades as a fi rst choice career option for school leavers.    People already working in the industry will know construction can offer a great lifestyle, and this year’s promotional message — Choose a Career and a Life — ...
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David replaces David at PlaceMakers

David replaces David at PlaceMakers

David Edwards has succeeded David Worley as chief executive of PlaceMakers. Previously general manager operations of the laminates and panels division in Australia, Mr Edwards is looking forward to the challenges his new role will bring.    “PlaceMakers is a great business with the potential for even greater success,” Mr Edwards, 46, says. “It’s an iconic brand with a winning business proposition and plenty of scope for future growth,” he says.&nb...
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Fox appointed to Building Research Board

Fox appointed to Building Research Board

Building Research has appointed Mike Fox to its Board, effective immediately. Mr Fox is the Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) representative on the Board.    Mr Fox is the founding director of Primesite Homes Ltd. Established in 1981, Primesite Homes is an awardwinning home building company which has built hundreds of new houses to date.    Primesite Homes’ mission is to educate its clients about the building and design process so that they can ma...
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Inglis spearheads new roof tile

Inglis spearheads new roof tile

Canterbury roofing manufacturer Stratco has launched a new roofing profile at a recent new product presentation spearheaded by double-amputee outdoor adventurer Mark Inglis.    One hundred and fifty guests at the Jade Stadium presentation were treated to Mr Inglis’ inspirational stories, from the breathtaking peaks and ridges of the Himalayas to the pain and anguish of a Christchurch hospital bed.    His tales from the Roof of the World were interspersed with re...
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Pre-painted system provides protection against corrosion

Pre-painted system provides protection against corrosion

Product Description The Colorsteel Endurapaint system consists of a Zinalume steel substrate to which a pre-painted fi nish system is applied. The system is designed to provide protection against corrosion in areas where moderate to severe environmental conditions are experienced.    The product is suitable for a wide range of rollformed roof and wall claddings, rainwater accessories and general building products. The system will exceed the service life of most traditional p...
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Revolutionary fastener exceeds current strength requirement

With today’s demands for quality products that stand the test of time and ensure weathertightness, roof sheet fixing is very important.    Sheet roof supplied in New Zealand is generally of a high quality, so consumers need to be confident that the screw fastening the roofing material is of the same high quality.    Ramset’s Buildex Roof Zips are roofi ng screws designed and proven to exceed the requirements of standard sheet roofing.    Dev...
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Ford goes for four fuel types

Ford goes for four fuel types

For those tradesmen who wanted a lightweight trades vehicle that’s cheap as chips to run, Ford may have just what you need — an FFV.    OK, what’s an FFV? It’s actually a Flexi-fuel Vehicle, and it comes to us in the form of a Ford Focus wagon. Cool, fi rst a fl exi fuel vehicle, now it’s a wagon. Any more good news? Well, yes. Ford also has a diesel version of the Focus wagon for those not into this FFV stuff. But what IS this FFV stuff? Right ...
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