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Building Technology Files

CSIRO Building Technology Files (BTFs) are a series of information leaflets that provide solutions to a range of common problems faced in the building industry and by owner-builders. BTFs replace the former CSIRO Notes on the Science of Buildings.

Termite or 'white ant' treatment and prevention

Termites are sometimes referred to as ‘white ants’ due to their appearance. Termite infestations can be difficult to manage but this information may assist Australians in detecting and treating these pests.

Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC)

The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, earthworms, nematodes and centipedes.

The facts about CCA-treated timber

Copper chromium arsenic (CCA) is Australia’s most widely used wood preservative. This comprehensive fact sheet provides consumers with up-to-date information and advice about using CCA-treated timber.

Prevention is better than cure

New tools that instantly identify individual molecules are opening up new horizons for medical diagnostics and research.