A new hub for the prefabricated construction industry was launched yesterday at an event in Melbourne.
Construction materials company Adelaide Brighton and others are interested in Penrice Soda’s Angaston quarry.
Arrium’s CEO Andrew Roberts has criticised government support for local manufacturers.
The ACCC has begun investigating the CFMEU over what Boral claims is an illegal boycott on Melbourne building sites.
The effort by a Chinese company to 3D print ten basic-looking houses in 24 hours is being considered by those in the building industry.
China’s WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has reportedly created 10 houses in a day using 3D printing.
Boral and CSR announced plans on Friday to merge their brick-making operations.
Boral’s CEO Mike Kane has said that failing to access coal seam gas in Australia will ensure that the manufacturing industry will have a “use-by” date.
Ipswich’s manufacturing sector has grown with yesterday’s opening of a new Holcim plant.
Makinex, a decade-old maker of construction products, launched its US operations at a trade show in Orlando this month.
Over the decade there has been an increase in anecdotal reports by business about non-conforming products, particularly in building and construction.
The CEO of building materials maker Boral, Mike Kane, has said that manufacturers are suffering badly from a lack of affordable energy.
Boral says that its $US1.6 billion plasterboard and ceilings JV with USG will strengthen its position across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.
Building products makers Boral and USG have announced a joint venture, with Boral gaining $US 575 million in cash from the merger.
Boral has posted a $212 million loss for a year in which it made 800 redundancies, and has suggested further cuts would be necessary.
Building products maker James Hardie has reported a first quarter operating profit of $US52 million ($A56.91 million).
For most of us, ‘standards’ do not comes across as a particularly exciting area but in terms of the contributions product standards make, including in creating a fair and level playing field for Australian businesses, the issue is hugely important.
Near the end of the movie “Skyfall”, there’s a scene in which James Bond and M drive out of the city in a classic 1960 Aston Martin DB5, the distinctive silver Bond Car first used in Goldfinger in 1965. Later —and this is a slight spoiler — the car is shot full of holes with assault rifles and blown up with a helicopter.
Building products maker James Hardie’s net profit is down slightly, from $US 34.5 million to $US 30.7 in its quarterly results to March.
New Zealand may introduce a European-style compliance regime to ensure the quality of imported steel bolts and components used in construction is maintained.