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Mar 1, 2018 – Concrete is ideally placed to be the sustainable material of choice by virtue of its economics, thermal mass, durability, fire resistance, acoustic performance, adaptability, versatility and recyclability. This document highlights issues that should
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Jul 19, 2007 – This briefing provides guidance on the specification and use of recycled aggregates to produce a truly sustainable product with high performance characteristics.
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Jul 17, 2007 – The ground floor of roughly ninety per cent of Australian homes is of concrete slab-on-ground construction. However, the intrinsic thermal advantages of concrete slab‑on-ground construction, and the consequential energy efficiency are often not under
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Jul 16, 2007 – This document outlines why concrete is the responsible choice for creating quiet, comfortable and sustainable homes.
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Jul 15, 2007 – Roads help to develop, maintain and sustain civilisation. They are the arteries of a nation providing transportation vessels for the life blood of society through the delivery of food, clothing and raw materials.
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Jul 14, 2007 – Concrete is the most economical, enduring and fit-for-purpose building material; delivering strong performance across the three pillars of sustainability – social, environmental and economic.
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Jul 13, 2007 – The design and construction of sustainable buildings involve striking a sensible balance of social, environmental and economic considerations.
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Jul 12, 2007 – This briefing demonstrates that concrete is the responsible choice for energy efficient and sustainable homes.
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Jul 11, 2007 – Concrete is the most commonly used construction material in the world today. Concrete's constituent materials occur naturally in all parts of the world.
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Jul 10, 2007 – This briefing provides guidance on the design and construction of all new buildings, concentrating on solutions incorporating concrete and masonry materials.
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Jul 9, 2007 – Passive solar design concepts are particularly suited to temperate and arid zones. Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Sydney all lie within warm, mild and cool temperate zones.
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Jul 7, 2007 – This briefing provides guidance on the types of concrete floor heating systems available, their installation, use and compatibility with various floor finishes.
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Jul 6, 2007 – This briefing provides guidance to the designer to facilitate experimentation with the design and production of project-specific designs and/or incorporating commercially available form liners into the architectural brief.
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Jul 5, 2007 – This publication provides an overview of a wide range of polished finishes from basic to elaborate outlining the major considerations in achieving the required finish.
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Jul 4, 2007 – A Concrete Panel Home is defined as a dwelling that is predominantly built out of concrete wall panel elements. That does not necessarily mean that the whole structure is of concrete, although this is certainly possible.
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Jul 3, 2007 – This publication provides an overview of colouring and texturing concrete and outlines the key points to achieve the required finish.
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Jul 2, 2007 – This briefing note discusses techniques that are widely used to expose the aggregate for flatwork applications – floors and pavements.
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Jul 1, 2007 – This briefing discusses the techniques for colouring and /or providing patterns on the concrete surface transforming the surface of ‘ordinary’ concrete with colour and texture.
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Jan 10, 2003 – More than nine out of ten houses now built in Australia have a concrete slab ground floor. This is the most practical, economical, structurally-sound and thermally-efficient footing/floor for houses.
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Jan 9, 2003 – Our capital cities abut expansive tracts of bushland. Bushfires are an ever-present danger for many Australians. Yet despite the risk and history of bushfire events, we still choose to build or rebuild in bushfire prone areas.
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Jan 9, 2003 – Reinforced concrete slab-on-ground is the most popular form of residential construction in Australia today because it provides a strong, durable and affordable foundation for your home.
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Jan 8, 2003 – Quarries are vitally important to our communities. They create local jobs and provide the sand, rock and gravel that are used to build our roads, our hospitals, our schools and our homes.
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Jan 8, 2003 – Concrete panel construction is increasingly being used for the entire range of buildings, from residential to high-rise.
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Aug 8, 1998 – The use of concrete masonry offers a number of pragmatic benefits, notably noise attenuation, thermal mass and low maintenance.
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Jun 1, 1998 – Precast and tilt-up construction are now firmly established throughout Australia as viable alternatives to be considered when planning a new commercial or industrial building.