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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CRH provides first-half spending update, Lafarge sells North American gypsum business to Lone Star, St-Gobain inaugurates plasterboard plant in Russia and Breedon reports improved trading conditions in the UK.
Mixed outlook for Wolseley, Euroconstruct reduces forecasts, St-Gobain refocusses, Saudi Arabia reports a boom in orders, and Aggregate Industries awards Babcock International five-year fleet management services contract.
CRH sees weak start to 2013 but continues to expand, Boral's results are hit by a weak residential sector and Vulcan Materials outperforms Martin Marrietta in first three months.
The Mineral Products Association survey shows disappointing start to 2013 for UK construction, Breedon is set to buy assets from Holcim and Marshalls, US housing starts gather pace and Siam Cement plans to merge its cement and building materials businesses.
TXI sees good market growth in Texas, Breedon Aggregates' pre-tax profit more than trebles, Ecocem announces investment plans to expand exports to Northern Europe and Hanson takes full control of Midland Quarry Products.
Vulcan full-year turnover edges ahead, looks for further improvements in 2013. Lagan and Quinn call off merger plans, Eagle Materials' first-half profit virtually trebles and CRH boosts American profitability,
The first Building Bulletin of 2013 sees Boral lift its half-year underlying profit guidance, Lafarge announces the disposal of aggregate quarries in Georgia, USA, CRH provides a 2012 development spend update and Texas Industries reduces first-half losses.
Lafarge and Anglo American sell UK assets to Mittal, Euroconstruct downgrades European construction output forecasts and CRH's nine month results are broadly in line with last year.
CRH posts 9M results, Eurozone construction market falls while US spending increases and Vulcan’s cement losses are drastically reduced.
The near-term outlook for UK construction activity remains bleak, Breedon withdraws from Lafarge/Tarmac asset acquisition and Texas Industries reduces quarterly loss.
European construction declines for a second month, Martin Marietta is cleared to renew its pursuit of Vulcan Materials and USG sees first-half recovery in plasterboard and ceilings market.
CRH sees flat full-year earnings, USG Corp sells European operations, Eagle Materials registers improvements in cement and plasterboard and Martin Marietta is is optimistic on year ahead.
Texas Industries swings to full-year net profit, USG Corporation enters into a new partnership in Oman, CRH is to expand its Finnish business and concern deepens on the outlook for UK construction activity.