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Building for a sustainable future at South Island show

Building professionals interested in finding out more about building for the future and practical solutions to green building issues should take a look at Southern Build this winter. Southern Build, which takes place at the Westpac Arena in Christchurch on 13 - 14 August, has attracted much interest from exhibitors who want to emphasise the sustainable and green qualities of their products, and seminar presenters advising on current and future challenges, including those around quality and gree...
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Dimond recognised for innovation excellence

Dimond recognised for innovation excellence

The Dimondek 630 roof fixing system by Dimond has been judged one of three finalists in the prestigious building category of the bi-annual DuPont Australia and New Zealand Innovation Awards. The system is one of 98 entries for the awards, and is the only New Zealand entry to make it through to the finals. At the heart of this innovation is the revolutionary plastic fixing clip made from Zytel nylon. This clip alone facilitates thermal movement of roofing sheets, allowing them to expand and c...
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Conference for the future

The Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA) is holding its inaugural ABSA Conference 2008 at The Langham Hotel, Southbank, Melbourne, from 28 - 30 August. This major event, themed Sustainable Housing — Climate for Change, takes place at a critical time in history for Australasian reform concerning climate change and sustainable building practices. It is co-presented with the Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, and is also supported ...
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'Hey mate — it's a Freaking Good Falcon!'

'Hey mate — it's a Freaking Good Falcon!'

It’s the start of a fabulous few months for Ford. Following on from a good month in April, according to managing director Richard Matheson, Ford has been “housekeeping” to make way for a quartet of new models. The Blue Oval brand is riding the crest of a rolling succession of new vehicle releases which started in April with the reveal of the new FG Falcon in Australia. On the surface, there are only subtle differences from the outgoing BF series, but a longer look will a...
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Young carpentry apprentices to compete for national title

Young carpentry apprentices to compete for national title

Entries have opened for the Registered Master Builders 2008 Apprentice of the Year, in association with Carters. Key players in New Zealand’s construction industry have again joined forces to find the country’s top young carpentry apprentice, as part of an ongoing commitment to recognise excellence in the industry’s future leaders. Backed by principal sponsor Carters and supporting sponsors the Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF), the Building and Construction Indu...
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