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