June 2018 Vol. 4

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Fletcher Building CEO sees weaker Australian residential in 2019 and 2020
https://www.afr.com/business/construction/fletcher-building-ceo-sees-weaker-australian-residential-in-2019-and-2020-20180620-h11mrn

Fletcher and Iplex Strategy Presentation (Declassified)
https://hotcopper.com.au/documentdownload?id=uOMxKKzFkiWRTLKhOROFChOYVUQL6gm9wX%2BAouIXz%2Ft0

Fletcher New Org Chart
https://fletcherbuilding.com/assets/5-news/pdfs/appendix-one-fletcher-building-organisational-structure.pdf

Iplex NZ Seeking Production Operator
https://www.recruit.net/job/production-operator_christchurch-can_jobs/0A89DC18F99DD851

Townsville City Council awards tender to supply pipe for Stage 1 of the Townsville City Council’s Haughton Pipeline Duplication project
http://mescanews.com/townsville-city-council-awards-tender-to-supply-pipe-for-stage-1-of-the-townsville-city-councils-haughton-pipeline-duplication-project/

Webinar Attendee List for CSG Code of Practice for CSG Pipelines (Declassified)
http://www.apga.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/June-Webinar-Attendee-list-07.06.18.pdf

Qenos HDPE Pipe Grade Selector
https://alkadyne.com.au/grade-selector/

Major Gas Pipeline Set to Bring Hundreds of Jobs to the Downs
https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/200-jobs-in-pipeline/3445145/

Millions of dollars worth of Ostwald Bros. equipment was sold off last month as Company Liquidated
https://www.bigrigs.com.au/news/contractors-unlikely-to-see-any-dollars-from-court/3384895/

Pipeline worth $450m proposed to support controversial Narrabri Gas Project in NSW
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-31/pipeline-proposed-for-narrabri-gas-project/8404188

Reece Group to Acquire NZ Plumbing Business (ASX Announcement)
https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180612/pdf/43vpsqnhxf7sxy.pdf

How Plumbing Pipe Material Choices Impact the Trade (Opinion)
https://www.plumbermag.com/blog/2017/10/how_plumbing_material_choices_impact_the_trade_sc_01iqe

If Your Home Has Kitec PEX Pipes, You’re at Risk of Water Leaks (Opinion)
http://blog.waterheroinc.com/kitec-plumbing-risks

Plastic Pipe Institute Publishes Technical Bulletin on Differences Between Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) and Polybutylene (PB) Piping Systems for Potable Water Plumbing Applications
https://plasticpipe.org/pdf/tn-31_difference_between_pex_and_pb.pdf

The Danger Lurking Behind Your Walls – Polybutylene Pipes (Opinion)
https://blackdiamondexpert.com/the-danger-lurking-behind-your-walls-polybutylene-pipes/

Master Plumbers Warning on Lack of WaterMark Certification
“There is nothing to stop consumers purchasing products that are not WaterMark certified, to prevent retailers stocking them, or wholesalers and builders from directly importing them”
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/health/dud-plumbing-parts-leave-toxic-traces-in-wa-households-ng-b88776667z

PPIG executive director Stuart Henry : “Developers are buying cheap product by the container load for installation in their projects without there being any checks or balances in terms of compliance with WaterMark.”
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/health/dud-plumbing-parts-leave-toxic-traces-in-wa-households-ng-b88776667z

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New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/


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• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

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