May – June 2013

May – June 2013

Hot Wheels

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The Need For Speed

West Australian Chris Dicker has built his own Limited Sprint- car, following his successful 2012 debut season with the small-but-powerful machines—he ended up 3rd on points for the Perth Motorplex Limited Sprintcar Fast Friday series, and was 9th on seasons points of 32 drivers. “Limited Sprintcars are so called as we are a budget conscious [...]

CTME- Construction Trades & Mining Exhibition

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Tropical Heat

The Construction Trades & Mining Exhibition (CTME), held this April at the Darwin Centre, is the most informative and interactive trade exhibition ever held in Darwin. Apart from the appeal of having 68 exhibitors all showing their wares in the one spot, the Northern Territory’s chief minister, the Hon. Adam Giles, will be drawing winners [...]

Industry News

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Powering On

There may be new owners, but at Powers Fasteners it’s business as usual. It’s been nearly a year since Stanley Black & Decker’s Construction Do- It-Yourself (CDIY) division acquired Powers Fasteners, in a move both companies described as being designed to provide customers with
a comprehensive range of tools and related products. While Powers had
a reputation [...]

Product Awareness

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Polastic Fantastic

Demand for practical solutions to overcome new and vital challenges in the Australian building industry led to the innovative Polastic Insulation System from Proactive Technology Australia Pty Ltd. The focus of Proactive Technology is to create technologically advanced, innovative insulation products that are remarkably energy efficient, cost effective and environmentally responsible. Proactive Technology’s investment lies [...]

Cover Story

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Shape Shifter

Partly inspired by fibro shacks, and partly by a shape that is impossible to recreate in three dimensions, Victoria’s Klein Bottle House is one of the most intriguing buildings in Australia. By Kerryn Ramsey On Victoria’s Mornington Pen- insula, near the town of Rye, is a stretch of coastline with the underwhelming name of 16th [...]

Industry In Action

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Horse Power

After 30 years in Australia (and 213 years in Germany) PFERD has grown due to a strong focus on working closely with the people who use abrasives. According to Shawn
Sumner, the managing director of PFERD (pronounced ‘furd’) in Australia, one of his company’s greatest strengths has turned out to be a mixed blessing. “We are [...]