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.

The Building Bulletin: July 2013 issue

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.

The Building Bulletin: June 2013 issue

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.

The Building Bulletin: May 2013 issue

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 Building Bulletin: April 2013 issue

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.

The Building Bulletin: March 2013 issue

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.

The Building Bulletin: February 2013 issue

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 Building Bulletin: January 2013 issue

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.

The Building Bulletin: December 2012 issue

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.