building products


  • Grounds for optimism in 2010

    While further weakness is expected, there are also some encouraging signs indicating a better year ahead for Australian manufacturing in 2010.

    December 7, 2009 0 comment

  • AU 2009 numbers up – virtually

    WHILE the actual number of visitors to this year’s Autodesk University was down 30% to just under 6000 attendees, an estimated 20,000 attended via a video link on AU Virtual from over 100 countries, making it the most successful AU to date.

    December 7, 2009 0 comment

  • Fire-proof coatings for over 1000°C

    Tough new fire-resistant coating materials called HIPS (hybrid inorganic polymer system) are being developed by CSIRO researchers in Melbourne.

    June 25, 2009 0 comment

  • Boral Masonry

    Product: Masonry One Blocks
    AS one of the largest manufacturers of concrete masonry products in Australia, Boral Masonry is dedicated to reducing its impact on the environment.

    April 18, 2009 0 comment

  • World’s first real-time environmental impact calculator

    AUSTRALIA’S building and construction industry now has access to LCADesign software, described as the world’s first real-time environmental impact calculator for commercial property.

    December 17, 2008 0 comment

  • Galvanising exporting growth

    AUSTRALIAN exports topped a record $215bn in the 2006-07 financial year, with exports of manufactures, resources and services reaching all-time highs.

    December 10, 2007 0 comment

  • Some manufacturers misleading consumers

    GOOD Environmental Choice – Australia GECA) has warned manufacturers not to make unsubstantiated claims about their compliance or otherwise to GECA standards without having undergone a thorough independent assessment.

    August 23, 2007 0 comment