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Construction slowdown hits Boral earnings
Business
Wednesday November 6 2019

Construction slowdown hits Boral earnings

Boral says first-quarter earnings have dipped across all three of the building materials maker's divisions, reaffirming guidance for a full-year profit drop of between five and...

Brickworks shares up despite profit drop
Business
Monday September 23 2019

Brickworks shares up despite profit drop

Brickworks' full-year profit slipped 11.9 per cent to $154.6 million as record earnings from its industrial property portfolio failed to offset the impact of Australia's cooling...

Boral posts 7% drop in full-year profit
Business
Monday August 26 2019

Boral posts 7% drop in full-year profit

Boral has flagged weaker profit in the coming year after undershooting expectations for its full-year profit, sending its shares tumbling more than 18 per cent.

Boral quits bricks with WA business sale
Business
Friday August 23 2019

Boral quits bricks with WA business sale

Building materials company Boral has agreed to sell its Midland Brick business to a consortium in Western Australia.

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.