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The flatness and consistency of stretch-levelled coil plate is particularly suited to the industry's growing preference towards laser cutting.

TRU-SPEC™ Coil Plate steel

BlueScope have invested in a new coil plate processing line utilising stretch-levelling technology. The result is a new product, TRU-SPEC™ Coil Plate steel, that will provide excellent product quality and consistency.
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The shelving was formed using a LYSAGHT® gutter profile to provide the intimate feeling of a library. Sporadic patterning of BlueScope's new COLORBOND® steel colours - Basalt™, Wallaby™, Gully™, Cove™, Mangrove™ and Terrain™ - fixed to a plywood structure formed a representation of the rich texture of the outback.

Kalgoorlie Super Pit Inspires National Architecture Conference Competition

Architects Christina Cho and Jenna Campbell have won an unusual competition to design and construct a major foyer feature at the 2014 National Architecture Conference in Perth.
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Translational Research Institute has harnessed steel to enable precision at every point using Bluescope steel products.

Translational Research Institute

Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill has staged some nicely tuned interactions for the ground-breaking Translational Research Institute, which uses large expanses of steel structure to enable precision at every point.
Completed December 2012, QLD
Project  |  Commercial Office
Stockwell’s simple roof curve is, paradoxically, a mathematical complexity

Hunter Valley House

Like the sweep of a conductor's baton to a languid piece of music, the curvaceous steel roofline of this James Stockwell-designed home dips and soars.
NSW
Project  |  Housing
Collins and Turner architects' Waterloo Youth Family and Community Centre was awarded the 2013 National COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects' National Architecture Awards in Sydney.

National COLORBOND® steel award winner a breath of fresh air

Collins and Turner architects' Waterloo Youth Family and Community Centre was awarded the 2013 National COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture at last night's Australian Institute of Architects' National Architecture Awards in Sydney.
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Testing COLORBOND® steel

New COLORBOND® steel proven in harsh Australian conditions

The most rigorous testing program in COLORBOND® steel’s history has shown new COLORBOND® steel’s improved paint colour durability and gloss retention when compared with its predecessor.

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By reflecting more of the sun’s heat, Thermatech® helps reduce a building’s energy load, whilst allowing you a wider choice of thermally efficient roofing colours at no added cost.

What is Thermatech® technology and how does it work?

COLORBOND® steel, incorporating Thermatech® technology, provides a new level of thermal protection for houses and commercial buildings constructed in Australia.
COLORBOND® Thermatech® steel
New COLORBOND® steel colours

Extensive process unearths new COLORBOND® steel colours

The addition of six highly resilient and contemporary colours to the COLORBOND® steel range is the result of an extensive research and development process carried out by BlueScope.
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COLORBOND® steel

New COLORBOND® steel's coating technology sets new standard

BlueScope’s newly improved COLORBOND® steel with Activate™ technology has been included in the National Construction Code (NCC) and applicable Australian Standards, ensuring it meets or exceeds Australian building standards.
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Detlev Mueller - Product Development Portfolio Leader

More durable COLORBOND® steel backed by improved warranty

BlueScope is backing the improved corrosion resistance of its new COLORBOND® steel with a warranty regime that offers some significant improvements compared with those offered for original COLORBOND® steel.*
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The 2014 BPN Sustainability Awards finalists have been announced, with BlueScope a finalist in the Innovation of the Year Award for COLORBOND® steel.
http://goo.gl/mTil2r
architectureanddesign.com.au
Victoria's first eight-star energy rated InsulLiving home nears completion.
http://www.bondor.com.au/content/victorias-first-insulliving-home-nears-completion
Bondor
BlueScope is proud to be the principal sponsor of the 2014 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Awards. The sponsorship forms part of BlueScope's ongoing commitment to manufacturing in Australia and continued focus on servicing and promoting our domestic customers. The awards will be held on May 13 2014 and acknowledges Australian manufacturers who display excellence and innovation in their work. For further information on the 2014 Endeavour Awards and the award categories visit manmonthly.com.au
http://www.manmonthly.com.au/awards/about-the-awards
Manufacturer's Monthly
WA Institute members asked to showcase excellence in creativity by designing and coordinating the construction of the Architext pop-up bookshop for the 2014 National Architecture Conference. Inspired by the Western Australian landscape, the design will need to feature COLORBOND® steel’s new range of colours: Basalt®, Wallaby®, Gully™, Cove™, Mangrove® and Terrain®. Entries close 7 April 2014.
http://wp.architecture.com.au/making/news/
Australian Institute of Architects
Connection Magazine's Summer edition have a ‘Smart Roof Australia’ feature addressing common roofing challenges and tips and tricks for installing a steel roof. Check out some of the advice in the News section.
http://steel.com.au/news
Building Connection