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The Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of Australian stone at home and overseas. The association seeks to develop standards of excellence in performance and product supply, and to facilitate greater co-operation between the various sectors and competing entities of our industry.

 

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ASAA Seminar at Miller TAFE, NSW

Correct use of hand tools and latest advances in processing stone

The ASAA, Miller College, NSW and CDK Stone have joined forces to present the following programne on 26 November:

5.00pm: TAFE Teacher Michael Landers discusses the growing need for a highly trained workforce of qualified stonemasons required to meet the demand imposed by a rising tide of imports and increased local production.
5.00pm: A hands on demonstration of the correct techniques required to use the latest hand tools.
5.50pm: An audio visual presentation of the latest CNC and stone working machinery employed to cut and process natural stone. Presented by Peter Mitchelhill of CDK Stone.
6.30pm: Complementary food and beverages supplied by ASAA.
(All tools supplied by CDK Stone).

asaa dinkusAdmission is FREE to all stone & tile industry personnel, including ASAA members, and design and construct professionals.

To register please email info@asaa.com.au or call 03 9888 3587.


MARMOMACC exhibition is regarded as the benchmark for the industry

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Blocchi-Pietre-marmo at Marmomacc 2013

The exhibition is regarded as the benchmark for the industry and is promoted in Australia by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Melbourne. ICCI is pleased to confirm the 49th Marmomacc annual International Trade fair for Stone, Design and Technology. Presented by Veronafiere, Marmomacc will be held 24-27 September in Verona, Italy. Marmomacc is the showcase event for current evolutions and trends in stone and marble design, materials and machinery and is now co-located with Abitare Il Tempo – Furniture/Design/Project/Trade Fair and Conference.

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ASAA Architectural Stone Award Winners at designEX 2014

The Australian Stone Advisory Association Architectural Stone Awards were presented during the first evening of designEX 2014 (28 May) by David West of International Conservation Services and architect Stephen Varady, of Stephen Varady Architecture.

The Awards were adjudicated by:

asaa judges 2014David Saunders of S2 Design (right)
Lindsay Davis of Garner Davis (left)
Alex Njoo (centre)

The Award criteria were established by ASAA and the Australian Institute of Architects to reward commercial and residential projects which exhibit ‘good design values’ and ‘appropriate use’ of materials.

The awards acknowledged the use of imported stone and Australian natural stone and were presented to the project architect or sculptor, and the stone supplier.

Approximately 130 people attended the presentation. The Awards were sponsored by Stone Initiatives.

IMPORTED STONE AWARDS

OandM residentialBest Residential
Project: Private residence in Sydney, New South Wales
Architect: Huw Turner of Collins Turner
Stone and supplier: Pietre Antibes limestone from Ocean+ Merchant

 

 

TTI StoneBest Commercial
Project:
 
Freshwater 2 – Commercial Tower in Melbourne, Victoria
Architect: 
Eamon Harrington
of Bates Smart
Stone and supplier: 
Onyx from TTI Stone


AUSTRALIAN STONE AWARDS

Wagner Hew chee fongSculpture / Public Art
Project
: Dwell in Moranbah, Queensland
Sculptor: Hew Chee Fong & L.M Noonan
Stone and supplier: Grandee Granite from Grandee Granite Quarries, New South Wales

 

 

 

Joint winner and special commendation

GosfordProject: Wurrungwuri stone sculpture in Sydney, New South Wales
Sculptor: Chris Booth
Stone and supplier: Piles Creek & Wondabyne sandstones from Gosford Quarries, NSW

 

 

JPW National Workers memorialCivic Project
Project:
National Workers Memorial in the Australian Capital Territory
Architect: Brendan Murray of Johnson Pilton Walker
Stone and supplier: Austral Juperana granite (WA ) and Balmoral Green granite (SA), AustralAsian Granites; Darwin Brown granite (NT), Southpac; Natone granite (Tas), Melocco Stone; Bluestone (Vic), Bam Stone; Mugga Mugga porphyry (NSW), Boral; Grandee granite (NSW), Marblecraft; Bianca Mist marble (Qld), Cairns Marble & Granite; Mintaro Slate (SA), Mintaro.

Kanmantoo

Best Residential
Project:
Private residence in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Architect: TT Architecture, Canberra
Stone and supplier: Kanmantoo Bluestone, South Australia

 

 

Sarkis Eco Resort

Best Commercial
Project:
Emirates Eco Resort in New South Wales
Architect: Annraoi Morris of Turner & Associates
Stone and supplier: Sandstone from Sarkis Bros, New South Wales

Bamstone overseasBest Export
Project:
Eden Gardens, Beirut, Lebanon
Architect: Tim Fowler of LAB Architecture, Melbourne
Stone and supplier: Bluestone from BAM Stone, Victoria

 

Wollombi restoration St AlbansBest Restoration
Project:
St Alban’s Church in Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Architect: Linda Babic of Heritas Architecture, New South Wales
Stone and supplier: Wollombi Sandstone, New South Wales

 

 

 

PREMIER AWARD WINNER:

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National Workers Memorial in the Australian Capital Territory

Civic Project
Project:
 National Workers Memorial in the Australian Capital Territory
Architect: Brendan Murray of Johnson Pilton Walker
Stone and supplier: Austral Juperana granite (WA ) and Balmoral Green granite (SA), AustralAsian Granites; Darwin Brown granite (NT), Southpac; Natone granite (Tas), Melocco Stone; Bluestone (Vic), Bam Stone; Mugga Mugga porphyry (NSW), Boral; Grandee granite (NSW), Marblecraft; Bianca Mist marble (Qld), Cairns Marble & Granite; Mintaro Slate (SA), Mintaro.

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