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Architext Pop-up Bookshop Design Brief

Competition creates colourful inspiration for Architects

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.
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.
Richard Rowe

New COLORBOND® steel has lower environmental impact

The reduced environmental impact is the result of innovation in the metal coating formulation of new COLORBOND® steel.

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.

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.

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.
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.*
Mark Vassella

BlueScope differentiates with new technology

Full year 2013 results announced in August by Bluescope represent an enormous turnaround in the company’s financial performance and is an encouraging signal after four tough years for Australia’s biggest steel maker.
Revit textures

COLORBOND® steel Texture library for Autodesk® Revit®

A non-compliant and inadequate overflow device

Getting it Right the First Time

Building Connection reports the failure of a metal roof can result in damage of disastrous proportions - and the bigger the building the more critical the outcome. Dimi Kyriakou highlights some of the problems plaguing the sector.
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Congratulations to the winning team members Christina Cho, Jenna Campbell, Meg Chute and Cox Architecture WA Young Architects Group. The team will now workshop and build their design in collaboration with Bluescope for the 2014 National Architecture Conference in Perth 08-10 May.
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.
Building Connection
Manufacturers’ Monthly is delighted to announce that our finalists for the 11th Endeavour Awards have been selected, from a record field of candidates.
Manufacturer's Monthly
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
Manufacturer's Monthly