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Housing : March 2009
certified ‘green’ Boral Timber has recently announced that it has achieved Chain of Custody certification for its hardwood product range, demonstrating its commitment to securing a sustainable future for Australia’s natural resources. The certification (AS 4707–2006) confirms Boral’s hardwoods are sourced from certified and legal sources and the company can prove traceability of its wood materials from the forest through to the sale of its products to customers. Supporting sustainably-managed timber harvesting and timber processing, is vital for the long-term future of Australia’s forestry and wood product resources. Boral Timber sources the bulk of its hardwoods from Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) certified forests – the only forestry certification scheme in Australia to have an Australian Standard (AS 4708–2007). For more information call 1800 818 317 or visit www.boral.com.au/timber best practice CD Broadcast Builder is a free CD-Rom presenting the latest in best practice to home builders and an opportunity for licensed builders to earn CPD points. It features current affair radio-style interviews and an online quiz. Broadcast Builder is time-efficient, easy and free. You can listen to the CD in the car, on a standard CD player, on a computer or downloaded onto an MP3 player. After listening to Broadcast Builder, register online to complete a series of multiple choice questions and you can go into the draw to win fantastic prizes. The company says that licensed builders in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania are eligible to receive one CPD point per edition. For more information call 1300 835 9090 or visit www.broadcastbuilder.com.au perfect companion A new, semi-rugged PC – the versatile LE1700 – is the ultimate productivity tool for building professionals, according to Companion Systems. Its lightweight design, superior ergonomics, integrated features and adaptable capabilities, provide high-end performance and mobile productivity for owners, contractors, builders and architects. Companion Systems says its long battery life and screen – that is viewable even in direct sunlight – makes it easy to use, reliable and convenient for use on the work site. It is also suitable for use with OnSite Companion, which the company says is the new standard in construction management software. For more information call 02 9635 0000 or visit www.companionsystems.com.au HOUSING MARCH 2009 7