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Revolutionary New Construction material made from Unlikely Waste

Researchers at a South African university have developed a way to make building materials using something we literally flush down the toilet every day. Urine is the key ingredient in the construction of eco-friendly building materials, human urine that is.

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This is How Construction Wood is Made

Construction wood is such an integral part of the construction process but have you ever wondered how it makes it’s way from tree to our work sites? Let’s find out in this ‘How its Made’ video.

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Prefabricated Building Materials and Intelligent Building Future

An article on ArchitectureandDesign.com.au detailed the latest developments in construction, including prefabrication and modular building technologies. These building developments include the use of innovative materials and unique construction methods. In the article Kate Harris, CEO of Good Environmental Choice Australia

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Victoria’s Non-Compliant Cladding the Topic of Taskforce

The Victorian Government plans to establish a taskforce of experts to investigate the extent of non-compliant cladding on buildings in the state. The recent Grenfell Tower Fire in London has highlighted the issue of non-compliant cladding contributing to the rapid

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NSW Implements Heftier Safe Regulations After Grenfell Tower Fire

The NSW Government is said to be considering stricter regulation on use of combustible cladding after the London Grenfell Tower fire that resulted in 80 deaths. According to Premier Gladys Berejiklian, NSW’s building safety measures will be re-examined after reports

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Timber is the Material of Choice for Fraser Coast Council

Timber building material will be the material of choice for the construction projects of the Fraser Coast Council, after this Queensland council became the first to adopt a wood encouragement policy. Responsibly sourced wood will now be the first preference

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New Register to Address Non-Conformance Issues in Construction

NATSPEC is a new organisation formed to evaluate whether a proposed substitute product meets Australian standards and has documented proof of doing so. The organisation formed by government and industry bodies is being headed by Richard Choy who explained that

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Solar Shingles the Latest Product Released by Teslas

Tesla’s latest product was recently revealed by Elon Musk during a presentation in LA. The product is solar panel roofing that come in 4 different styles. What makes them different to other solar panels? In the words of Musk “the

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Transparent Wood More Resilient Than Glass

A new study out of North America shows that transparent wood is a better choice than traditional glass when compared in a number of performance metrics. Transparent wood allows for energy efficient windows that provides more uniform and soft lighting.

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The Evolution of Pavement Installation with Flexi-concrete

A new form of flexi-concrete has been developed by researchers from Singapore which promises to provide a more durable, slip resistant and speedy alternative to traditional pavement installation. Construction times could be cut by as much as half with a

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