Boral Limited Web Application for Daily Pre-Start Meetings

Industry : Other
Client : Boral
Services Used: Custom software development


Boral Limited is a multinational company manufacturing and supplying building and construction materials. It was founded in 1946 and is the country’s largest construction materials and building products supplier with operations in all states and territories. It also has operations in other parts of the world including the United States and Asia. In Australia, Boral supplies concrete, quarry products, asphalt, cement, roof tiles, timber, and masonry to build infrastructure, residential construction, and commercial buildings.

As one of the biggest manufacturer and supplier of building and construction materials in Australia, it’s vital for them to keep their staff up to date on the company’s movements, plans and KPIs. To achieve this, Boral holds daily pre-start meetings to share Daily Plans and other information with the staff.

The daily morning presentation requires the supervisor to consolidate information and send it to office staffs who then manually write it on a whiteboard prior to the meeting. Although the presentation is crucial in sharing information with the team, it’s time consuming and inefficient. Additionally, some information may get lost during the process which can lead to mistakes and loss of productivity.

Boral wanted to simplify the way their pre-start meetings are carried out and improve efficiency across all their offices in Australia. Therefore, they reached out to Lateral to create a custom software that can collect information and help handle morning presentations without the use of whiteboards.


Lateral developed a new responsive web application for their pre-start meetings. The application can easily and quickly consolidate information for daily pre-start meetings and then create a visually engaging and interactive presentation. With the app, the superintendent can set up a presentation within minutes and focus on delivering accurate, concise information to their team.

Other than improving the efficiency of Boral’s morning meetings, the app also stores various important information that users can access at anytime. They can use the various interfaces in the application to look at Daily Plans, Safety Moments, Blast Zones, Emergency Preparedness Procedures and KPIs. With all the information they need at their fingertips, the team at Boral can focus their time and energy on productivity.

Our Expert Take

Boral’s daily pre-start meetings are an important way for the company to share the latest updates with their staff. By building a responsive web application that can consolidate information and use it to create presentations, we managed to help Boral simplify their morning meetings and save time. Not only that, the custom interfaces we created can help them store and access their meeting information and other data on a simple platform. With all the benefits that we managed to provide for our client, it goes to show that even simple digital solutions can greatly benefit a business and improve productivity.

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