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Making Sustainable Bricks from Cigarette Butts
Green
Friday May 27 2016

Making Sustainable Bricks from Cigarette Butts

Researchers from RMIT have devised a method for manufacturing low-energy fired-clay bricks using the cigarette butts that are discarded in their trillions around the globe each...

Bricks Cheaper to Ship from Spain than Perth
Business
Tuesday March 29 2016

Bricks Cheaper to Ship from Spain than Perth

The chief executive of one of Australia's biggest makers of bricks has criticised coastal shipping costs, saying it is twice as much to ship a brick...

Shoring up Earthquake Resistance with Anti-Seismic Bricks
Structural
Monday January 11 2016

Shoring up Earthquake Resistance with Anti-Seismic Bricks

A new form of anti-seismic brick promises to improve the earthquake resistance of buildings without requiring complex or expensive structural interventions.

Are Robots the Future of Construction Sites?
Business
Tuesday November 3 2015

Are Robots the Future of Construction Sites?

While prefabrication and building information modelling occupy a large part of the limelight when it comes to innovation in building and construction throughout Australia, one area...

Strong Housing Sector Drive Brickworks Growth
Business
Friday September 25 2015

Strong Housing Sector Drive Brickworks Growth

Building products group Brickworks is betting on a continuing property boom in Sydney and Melbourne to deliver improved results in 2016.

Construction Material Prices on the Rise
Residential
Monday June 8 2015

Construction Material Prices on the Rise

Prices for construction materials are back on the rise as record levels of home building activity underpins strong level of demand and a declining Australian dollar...

What is the Impact of the Boral and CSR Brick Merger?
Business
Tuesday January 27 2015

What is the Impact of the Boral and CSR Brick Merger?

In my view, the ACCC’s recent approval of the Boral and CSR brick business merger is a job half done.

Not All Suppliers Benefiting From Housing Boom
Business
Friday December 5 2014

Not All Suppliers Benefiting From Housing Boom

Not all suppliers are benefiting equally from the current boom in housing construction, a key consulting team in Australia says.

Frank Gehry’s UTS Sydney Building Demonstrates Marvellous Masonry
Commercial
Monday September 8 2014

Frank Gehry’s UTS Sydney Building Demonstrates Marvellous Masonry

Frank Gehry’s University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) building is rising brick by brick, and its rippling façade is garnering global attention.