A new manufacturing research project brings together industry technology and engineering experts from Boral, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Southern Highland Concrete Constructions to develop advanced technology for manufacturing, placing and curing novel ultra-sustainable concrete in Australia. The project aims to overcome current technological barriers of low-carbon concrete manufacturing and accelerate the development … Continue reading UTS research project to push boundaries for concrete manufacturing
An augmented reality (AR) system that could help workers to safely shut down dangerous machinery has won UNSW’s Maker Games. The award was the product of an industry challenge from construction materials manufacturer Boral. The company required students to find a safe solution for workers to not be electrocuted when turning off heavy machinery. Using … Continue reading AR safety system wins student award
The world’s first biorefinery that turns sawmill residue into renewable diesel and bitumen may find its home in New South Wales, following the Federal government’s announcement that a feasibility study will be funded to explore the possibility. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide up to $500,000 in funding to Boral Timber, a subsidiary … Continue reading ARENA funds study into potential biofuels plant
CSR has announced this morning that it has agreed to buy Boral’s 40 per cent stake in their joint venture, the east coast brick and paver business trading as PGH Bricks & Pavers.
Building products maker Boral has cut its earnings forecast for 2013 by $15 million, blaming poor weather, declining construction activity, and overseas competition for the downgrade.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced it will not opposed the acquisition of Boral’s NSW masonry business by Austral Masonry.
A fire at a Boral plant north of Brisbane, and which is suspected to have been caused by an explosion, has been brought under control.
Mark Selway, the former CEO of Boral, has been given a $1.89 million termination payment and a total remuneration of over $7 million for the 2012 financial year, The Australian reports.
Boral has a new CEO, Mike Kane, a New York-raised building executive who will look to shed the company’s non-core assets.
Boral has announced that Mike Kane, head of US operations, is its new CEO.
Yesterday’s decision to remove the floor price on carbon of $15 per tonne was welcomed by the sharemarket and the AIG, but some are saying it doesn’t do enough.
Australia’s largest building material companies, Boral and Fletcher Building, is set to axe more than 1000 jobs.
Boral has announced a full-year profit increase of 5.3%, with net profit up $176.6 million.
A group of CEOs has developed plans to reverse manufacturing’s demise, but who is listening?