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Government to ‘Lift Lid’ on Potential Gas Crisis
As concerns mount over a gas crisis in Australia driving up the cost of construction materials, the government...
Gas Crisis to Drive up Cement, Brick Costs
A looming domestic gas crisis will drive up manufacturing costs of construction materials such as cement, bricks, tiles...
James Hardie Expands in Australia
As building industry manufacturers in Australia cut back on capacity, James Hardie says it will expand its Ipswich...
Boral Slashes Profit Forecast
Building materials manufacturer Boral slashes its profit forecast again, blaming a continued slump in Australian housing construction.
Chicago Lines its Streets with Smog-eating Cement
Chicago is pioneering the use of a groundbreaking new paving material which is capable of expunging the adjacent...
Cement Maker Flies Flag for Construction Product Manufacturers
Despite a weak construction market, Australian cement manufacturer Adelaide Brighton brought in record profits in 2012.
Biological Concrete Shows Promise for Sustainable Architecture
A biological concrete has been developed by The Structural Technology Group in Barcelona to create ‘living’ buildings and...
Manufacturing Cutbacks Worry Australian Construction Industry
A hollowing out in domestic product and labour supply is concerning for the Australian construction industry, a respected...
Boral Sacks 700; Shakes Up Management
Australian construction materials manufacturer Boral announces 700 job cuts and a shake up of senior management.
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