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.

The Building Bulletin: May 2014 issue

UK construction on track to see 18% growth by 2017, mixed performance for Saint-Gobain and USG posts strongest first quarter results since 2007.

The Building Bulletin: April 2014 issue

Continental Building Products experiences improved demand and pricing, Wolseley reports good growth in the UK and US markets, cost savings are set to form the backbone of St Gobain's recovery and US gypsum production sees double-digit rise.

The Building Bulletin: March 2014 issue

CRH announces intention to offload underperforming assets, MPA remains cautiously optimistic on the outlook for British markets, Wienerberger reports sound full-year growth, and Breedon sees signficant volume gains through 2013.

The Building Bulletin: February 2014 issue

Texas Industries acquisition puts Martin Marietta on top, Eagle Materials sees prices and volumes up across the board, Vulcan divests of assets to Argos and construction demand in Singapore hits a record high.

The Building Bulletin: January 2014 issue

Malaysia's construction sector growth expected to decelerate, UK building output is on the up but falls in the euro area, Lafarge announces further divestments and CRH's 2013 development spend reaches almost EUR0.7bn.

The Building Bulletin: December 2013 issue

The UK government announces billion-pound infrastructure spend, South African construction sector confidence rises to the highest level since 2008, and Israel reopens flow of construction materials to Gaza. Meanwhile, Boral and USG announce joint venture operations in 12 countries, and Cemex scoops biodiversity award in Brussels.

The Building Bulletin: November 2013 issue

Martin Marietta (US) reports double-digit rise in 3Q10 earnings boosted by its Specialty Products business, brick manufacturer Weinerberger (Austria) acquires the remaining 50 per cent of Pipelife, while St-Gobain (France) sees growth in all sectors as recovery continues.

The Building Bulletin: October 2013 issue

Wolseley makes 'solid progress' boosted by the US, UK and Canada markets, Boral announces major tie-up with USG in Australia and CRH opens new regional headquarters in Singapore to oversee expansion of existing operations and pursue further development opportunities in the wider Asia region.

The Building Bulletin: September 2013 issue

Mixed full-year results for Boral, euro zone construction output displays annual growth, CRH's first-half is hit by a harsh winter and Breedon faces competition probe over Aggregate Industries deal.

The Building Bulletin: August 2013 issue

Vulcan Materials posts encouraging second-quarter results despite adverse weather conditions, Eagle Materials first three months are helped by acquisitions and improving markets, while the latest forecasts for UK construction activity see a recovery on the horizon.