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