News Archive 2002

Inventory Hides Waste
20 Nov 02 Run Lean Without Running Onto the Rocks
Lean manufacturing is a concept that many people think is only for mass production industries, but nothing could be further from the truth. Being lean means eliminating waste, and eliminating waste is good for any business. [Read more]
The Comalco refinery in Gladstone - one of several projects awarding contracts to Australian companies.
18 Oct 02 Big Wins Head List Of Industry Good News
Australia's steel fabrication and construction industry is beginning to turn the tide against imported fabricated steel, with important wins on several landmark projects. [Read more]
Fusion Weld Tanks' Double Wall Permatank uses Grade 250 steel for the inner shell, replacing the traditional fibreglass.
17 Oct 02 Fusion Weld Tanks Wins U.S. Licence
Industrial manufacturer Fusion Weld Tanks has secured a licence through the Steel Tank Institute (STI) in the US to manufacture Double Wall Permatanks for the Australian and Asian markets - a win for both the local industry and steel in general. [Read more]
The rail disaster at Granville in 1977 killed 83 people, most when the bridge collapsed on the train
17 Oct 02 Pier Redundancy - The Vital Ingredient
Current developments in bridge design standards could significantly enhance the safety of road bridges above railway tracks, where both road and rail users are protected by the benefits of pier redundancy. [Read more]
Rainwater tanks made from AQUAPLATE® steel.
30 Sep 02 Rainwater Tanks Ease Pressure On State Water Supplies
A range of new initiatives have been announced by the Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr, to ease pressure on the states water supplies by encouraging home owners to install rainwater tanks at their homes. [Read more]
Austech Roof made from COLORBOND® steel is an all Australian development which achieves the look of tiles.
14 Aug 02 Steel Tile Profile a Whole New Roofing Option
A bold innovation in steel roofing is offering homeowners the benefits of strong, lightweight steel in a style which echoes popular European tile profiles. [Read more]
Queensland's HIA GreenSmart® Village at North Lakes features roofing made from COLORBOND® steel.
01 Aug 02 Queensland's First GreenSmart® Display Village
Queensland's first Housing Industry Association GreenSmart® Village at North Lakes, showcases Australia's most environmentally and technologically advanced homes. The village highlights how homeowners can dramatically reduce their energy consumption. [Read more]
The Sunscaper system can span up to 7.5 metres and features durable, low maintenance COLORBOND® steel in a corrugated roofing profile on the exterior of the pergolas with the option of COLORBOND® steel panels on the interior.
08 Jul 02 Winter Brings out the Pergolas
The onset of winter has provided a surprising boost to pergola sales in South Australia's home improvement market, according to an Adelaide based manufacturer. [Read more]
Gutters, fascias and roofing made from COLORBOND® steel
03 Jul 02 Prepainted Gutter and Fascia Adds Quality Finish
One of Australia's longest established homebuilders has boosted the quality and finish of its homes in Victoria by specifying the use of prepainted steel for all its gutters and fascias. AVJennings has been a leading builder of homes and residential communities for more than 70 years. [Read more]
Robert Burness and his MONO-WALL walling system
21 May 02 Esky Inspires Energy Efficient Housing
The principles that made the "Esky' an icon of the Australian outdoors are now being applied to housing via a thermally efficient new walling system that offers dramatic reductions in heating and cooling costs. [Read more]