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Innovative new product controls dust and saves time on clean up

We're pleased to announce the release of our new SHEETROCK® Dust Control joint compound, which reduces airborne dust when sanding, helping the dust to fall straight to the ground!

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PERSPECTIVES: 20 YEARS OF CHANGE IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY INNOVATION AND MARKETING

Integrated Communications Manager Anastasia Narkiewicz looks back on the changes she’s seen – and many personally rewarding experiences – over her past two decades with the Boral and USG Boral marketing teams.

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USG Boral presents ASONA at the Design Speaks Old School/New School Event

USG Boral presents the ASONA Acoustic Range for wall and ceilings at the Old School/New School Design Speaks forum, and could change the future of sound design within educational spaces, says Susan Lawrence, USG Boral’s Category Manager for Ceilings.

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USG Boral Partiwall® the acoustically sound and flexible partition wall system

When you need a fire-rated, acoustically sound and flexible partition wall system, USG Boral Category Manager of Systems, Victor Avrutis, explains why Partiwall® is the preferred option.

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Architects’ perspective on USG Boral Ensemble™

We’ve been talking to a diverse range of Australian architects and acoustic consultants about their clients’ requirements for ceiling systems. National Architectural & Specifications Manager Tyrone Peck summarises what they’ve told his team, including their initial impressions of Ensemble™.

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Achieving an acoustic ceiling with a monolithic look is now easy

USG Boral’s Category Manager for Ceilings, Susan Lawrence, explains how fast and simple it is to install Ensemble™, our new acoustic ceiling plasterboard system.

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PERSPECTIVES: Retiring industry legend not planning to lay down his trowel

When Jim Browning, Technical and Training Manager at our Pinkenba facility in Queensland, retires in June 2018 after almost 62 years, it will be the end of an era for our industry as well as the company.

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PERSPECTIVES: Industry & Community Commitment deliver 45 years of service

Gerard Moran joined Albion Reed, a subsidiary of Boral, as a marketing trainee in July 1972. Now National Customer Services Manager for USG Boral Australia, he looks back on 45 years of career highlights and changes towards better leadership, talent management, industry and community commitment.

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PERSPECTIVES: 5 minutes with our new Asia-Pacific Manufacturing Director

Andrew Pittle’s long and interesting career has seen him move from electrical engineering to manufacturing management across Australia. As he takes up the role of Manufacturing Director for USG Boral’s Asia-Pacific operations, he looks back on the changes he’s seen over the years.

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USG Boral FIBEROCK® the solution to crane-in bathroom pods

For the past three years Tyrone Peck has been working on a new way of factory building bathrooms ready to ‘crane in’ to apartment buildings, terrace houses, hotels and hospitals. The result is a joint effort between Australian Modular Fabrication (AMF), Lendlease and USG Boral.

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PERSPECTIVES: How TecASSIST® Supports The People Who Support Our Customers

Decades of experience as an Acoustical Engineering Consultant accidentally led Jim Fowler to become Technical Consultant on USG Boral’s TecASSIST® technical hotline, supporting our customers and staff for seven years and counting.

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Innovation saves cornice installation time

USG Boral’s Category Manager for Jointing Compounds, Tim Harrington, explains the benefits for plasterers of using our new Cornice Adhesive formula.

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PERSPECTIVES: No lone wolves; we hunt as a pack!

As Human Resources Director of USG Boral’s Australian and New Zealand operations, Sheri Tarr oversees the building of potential within an innovative new entity, based on employee engagement and value engineering.

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PERSPECTIVES: 5 minutes ‘Excellence’ with USG Boral’s Glenn Ford

After over two decades in the industry, Glenn Ford is enjoying a change of focus from Australia to the wider world. Wherever he is, he’s busy chasing excellence – in the way USG Boral serves our customers, and how we’re propagating safe, scientific building methods to developing countries.

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How to help avoid summer jointing problems

Hot dry summer weather can adversely affect the performance of plasterboard jointing compounds. USG Boral’s Category Manager for Compounds, Tim Harrington, explains why and offers some solutions. 

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Appearance is everything: Overcoming finish issues

Most customers have an expectation of a perfectly flat, blemish-free plasterboard surface finish, however, this is impossible to achieve. 

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Top tips for lighting and decorating plasterboard

How lighting and decoration can affect the appearance of a plasterboard wall. 

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New ceiling range wowing the architectural design industry

Architects looking for unique visual effects are being wowed by the Asona range of acoustical ceiling products, according to Susan Lawrence, USG Boral’s Category Manager for Ceilings.

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Less is more with Drywall Grid Ceilings

Ceiling contractors wanting to increase their profit margins are seeing advantages in USG Boral’s Drywall Grid Systems, according to Architectural Ceilings Account Manager, Paul Sheehan.

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How to reduce retail project challenges – fast!

Retail projects present significant logistical and code compliance challenges, especially refurbishments and extensions to existing shopping centres. USG Boral’s Jarrod Smith explains ways builders and sub-contractors can overcome them.

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Turning acoustics into a defining design feature of Agile Workspaces

Susan Lawrence, USG Boral’s Category Manager for Ceilings, explains why the company chose the Asona acoustical range for distribution within the Australian market. 

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Top considerations for retail project design

Modern retail projects offer tremendous scope for architects and design professionals to make a bold statement, as USG Boral’s Shayne Nyholm-Hunter is currently witnessing in the marketplace.

 

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The challenges of reaching for the sky

Thanh Huynh, USG Boral’s R&D, Engineering Services Director, has been involved in helping create Brisbane’s exciting Skytower at 222 Margaret Street.

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Telling tall storeys

Our R&D, Engineering Services Director Thanh Huynh considers some of the tallest buildings we’ve been called in to assist with around the world.

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