A new collaborative project to transform the design and manufacturing of buildings in Australia has secured $28 million from the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Building 4.0 CRC, a research initiative focused on technology-enabled digital solutions, aims to use new products and processes to create buildings that are more sustainable, have less project delays, … Continue reading $28 million grant to transform building design and production in Australia
Lindsay Le Compte, general manager, Construction and Infrastructure, at Ai Group outlines how the organisation is taking steps to prepare the industry for the infrastructure boom. In August 2019, the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) established the Construction Supply Chain Council (CSCC). It brings together businesses in areas such as steel, concrete, cement, aggregate and … Continue reading The need for a construction supply chain council
Ahrens’ extensive experience in upgrades and refurbishments was crucial in delivering a 3,000 sqm warehouse extension for Laminex within eight weeks. Extensive experience in upgrading and expanding existing facilities, combined with excellent scheduling and planning was invaluable when it came to meeting the client’s expectations for this project. Ahrens were able to successfully deliver a … Continue reading Fast, safe, professional – Ahrens deliver 3,000 sqm warehouse extension
A consortium bid has opened the way for the advanced manufacturing of buildings and construction in Australia. The $28 million bid is a cooperation between Monash University, Lendlease, The University of Melbourne, and Donovan Group, steered through the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program. Entitled Building 4.0, the initiative will put the customer at the centre … Continue reading Bid to advance building and construction processes
A new plan for the Western Australian forestry industry aims to support the manufacture of timber products. In a statement from the Minister for Water, Fisheries, Forestry, Innovation and ICT and Science, Dave Kelly, harvested wood fibres are named as an opportunity to create products including engineered timbers and bioplastics. Utilising sustainably farmed wood for … Continue reading Western Australia forestry plans for jobs, industries and the environment
French companies Viseo and Total Eren will establish new headquarters in Victoria, creating 65 new technology and innovation jobs. Tim Pallas, minister for economic development, says Viseo and Total Eren will help expand Melbourne’s French business and innovation sector. “Time and time again businesses are choosing Victoria to set up shop – and that’s no … Continue reading French firms call Victoria home
A new partnership between the Australian Made Campaign and Master Builders Australia aims to boost exports and the use of locally made products by the building and construction sectors. The initiative will encourage building and construction firms to source Australian-made goods and assist local businesses in marketing their products and services to export markets. Australian … Continue reading Partnership to increase Australian products in construction
Brisbane-based prefabricated building company, Arkistruct, has announced it will be taking its business out of China and bringing it back to Australia. Arkistruct had previously been manufacturing its prefabricated panels in a factory in Shenyang, China, and shipping them over to Australia. According to managing director Daniel McGrath, having a Brisbane-based company that manufactured in … Continue reading Prefab building company bringing manufacturing back to Australia
An American design and material science company has developed an unlikely replacement for the toxic urea formaldehyde used in particle board manufacturing: mushrooms.
Locals are concerned about the future after job losses at Builyan and Theodore sawmills.
Nearly 300 workers have been laid off at pipe manufacturer PPI Corp, which collapsed yesterday.