The Building Bulletin: January 2016 issue

Our new-look Building Bulletin provides commentary on an expected rebound for UK construction activity in 2016, CRH updates on investments and acquisitions over the past year and Breedon scoops its largest-ever contract.

The Building Bulletin: December 2015 issue

US economic recovery drives CRH’s growth in the first nine months of the year, Baltic construction growth climbs into double-digits, and Saint-Gobain announces new appointments worldwide.

The Building Bulletin: November 2015 issue

Eagle Materials reports “exceptional” second quarter, Breedon Aggregates announces plans to acquire Hope Construction Materials, Summit sees steadily rising demand and Euro construction output slips.

The Building Bulletin: October 2015 issue

Wolseley reports "another year of good progress", demand for gypsum falls in the US and St-Gobain's focus shifts to Europe and Brazil.

The Building Bulletin: September 2015 issue

CRH says its on track for another year of growth, Australia and UK see construction growth, Fletcher and HeidelbergCement make divestments while Summit strengthens its construction materials base.

The Building Bulletin: August 2015 issue

Eagle Materials sees continued strong demand, Aggregate Industries welcomes new assets and Summit completes cement acquisition from Lafarge North America.

The Building Bulletin: July 2015 issue

EU reveals EUR13.1bn infrastructure boost, US housing starts up across the board, Cemex is to build a new ready-mix plant and Hope launches new concrete facility.

The Building Bulletin: June 2015 issue

Summit Materials reports strong rise in first-quarter revenue, St-Gobain increases presence in Vietnam, Euro construction output edges ahead and Cemex launches new Colombian concrete plant.

The Building Bulletin: May 2015 issue

Martin Marietta improves margins and increased profitability 'considerably ahead' of internal plans, the MPA reports continued growth in UK volumes, and CSR and Boral form their east coast brick joint venture.

The Building Bulletin: April 2015 issue

Wienerberger reports record revenues in 2014, UK construction experiences a 'wobble' in the run-up to the 2015 general election and Wolseley targets second-half revenue growth of six per cent.

The Building Bulletin: March 2015 issue

St-Gobain improves pretax and net profit, Breedon Aggregates reports on “significant progress”, Adelaide Brighton profit jump plus a special look at US construction materials price growth.

The Building Bulletin: February 2015 issue

Vulcan reports on “above-average growth”, Wolseley poised to exit French market and Texas Industries boosts Martin Marietta full-year.

The Building Bulletin: January 2015 issue

CRH confirms 2014 investment spend and provides divestment update, HeidelbergCement is to sell its North American and UK Building Products business and FLSmidth disposes of Cembrit shares.

The Building Bulletin: December 2014 issue

Wolseley posts strong revenue growth, St Gobain plans to acquire a controlling interest in Sika and CRH sells off clay and concrete businesses.

The Building Bulletin: November 2014 issue

Nine month performance results from Martin Marietta, CRH, St-Gobain, USG and Vulcan, plus positive mineral sales trends announced by the MPA and slight increases in Euro construction output.

The Building Bulletin: October issue

Breedon Aggregates extends its UK reach, Summit Materials announces further deals in North America, Euro construction output stabilises and Vulcan Materials grows through acquisitions.

The Building Bulletin: September issue

Encouraging start to 2013 boosts CRH's first-half, restructuring and realigning pay dividends for Boral, Euro output falls in June and Vulcan strengthens its position in Texas.

The Building Bulletin: August 2014 issue

Vulcan generates strong profit recovery, cost controls and favourable weather boost Saint-Gobain, Martin Marietta posts record quarterly sales and Adelaide Brighton continues expansion plan.

The Building Bulletin: July 2014 issue

Wienerberger makes sustainable progress,  Saint-Gobain Russia receives EBRD equity boost and Lafarge Tarmac goes up for sale as divestment plans get underway in preparation of the LafargeHolcim merger.

The Building Bulletin: June 2014 issue

Wolseley reports six per cent rise in revenue, HeidelbergCement looks to shed construction materials business to refocus on core products, Eagle Materials' full-year peformance is boosted by cement and plasterboard volumes and Breedon acquires Huntsman Quarries.