A new Training Centre at the University of Melbourne aims to increase to share of prefabricated housing from 3 to 10 per cent of the construction sector.
Multi-disciplinary research will go ahead on creating a sustainable, 3D printed “Microtimber” out of forestry and agricultural waste, including macadamia nut shells.
Construction materials group Adelaide Brighton says it expects a slight improvement on sales this year in the areas of clinker, cement and lime.
Building products maker CSR has posted a net profit of $125.5 million for the 12 months to March 31, an increase of 43 per cent.
Industry lobby group Manufacturing Australia has cautioned against Australia setting ambitious long-term greenhouse emission reduction targets.
Brickworks is restarting some of its facilities due to demand for building products, though says more needs to be done to address housing affordability.
Australia’s biggest building products maker Boral will buy back approximately $236 million worth of ordinary shares over the next year.
Paint maker DuluxGroup will build a new factory in Melbourne and establish a new, purpose-built distribution centre in Sydney.
3M has unveiled Safety-Walk Anti-slip Peelable Coating 3500, which achieves slip resistance with minimal reduction to floor gloss and clarity.
Steel-Line Garage Doors and the Chamberlain Group have combined to provide garage door and automation solutions for Australian Homeowners.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said it is “chasing up” Boral’s failure to pass on savings from the carbon tax repeal.
Receivers and managers have been appointed to MBD Corporation, a bathroom products maker which trades primarily under the Marbletrend brand.
Knauf Plasterboard Limited is set to announce the construction of a new, state-of-the-art factory for the Port of Bundaberg today.
Boral is attempting to sell its hardwood timber business, which has been under review.
Industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its figures on the national concrete manufacturing sector.
Engineered wood products company Wesbeam has posted an improved result for the last financial year and said it believes conditions have turned around.
WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co has created a villa and a five-storey residential house with a giant 3D printer, according to reports.
Houston, Texas-based RectorSeal has acquired The Evolve Group’s Evo-Crete and PolySlab brands.
Australian supplier of building fixtures and fittings, GWA Group has agreed to sell Dux Hot Water to Japanese company Noritz Corp for $46 million.
MBD Corporation, which manufactures the Marbletrend brand of baths, showers, vanities and toilets, will undertake a strategic review.