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Construction product study to reduce global warming released

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of European and global trade bodies have published a peer-reviewed study entitled 'Carbon Accounting for Building Materials – An assessment of Global Warming Potential of biobased construction products' undertaken by LBP SIGHT. Achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 is one of the key objectives of the European Green Deal. The study provides an assessment of the science base behind the conditions of carbon neutrality of bio-based construction products, their substitutio...

India Cements joins forces with Tvasta on 3D printed construction solutions

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The India Cements is collaborating with Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions to develop energy-efficient construction methods using 3D printing. Tvasta’s technology uses 3D-printing platforms for faster, more economical and more sustainable construction methods, compared to traditional technologies, which can be used for a variety of applications, including housing, sanitation, infrastructure and defence. According to reports in The Hindu Business Line, the 3D construction methods use 30 per cen...

Public spending to drive US cement growth

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Following a turbulent start to the decade, PCA looks ahead to what the US cement sector can expect in terms of economic revival and the factors determining a possible upswing in cement demand in the 2022-24 period. By Ed Sullivan, PCA, USA. While the retreat of COVID-19 is expected to repair the supply chain, US Federal Reserve actions will be required to support the domestic construction market and the cement industry in the next few years (Image credit: rhobes) Despite all ...

MPA affiliates with CONSTRUCT

03 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The trade association for the concrete structures sector CONSTRUCT has affiliated with the Mineral Products Association (MPA), which counts among its 500 members the vast majority of UK ready-mixed and precast concrete producers, plus all cement manufacturers and most aggregates suppliers. Representing nearly 80 per cent of UK concrete frame contractors, CONSTRUCT is dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of building in-situ concrete structures, from high-rise homes and offic...

UK: Build, Build, Build

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Backed by extensive infrastructure investment, the UK construction industry has made an impressive recovery from the pandemic. But all is not plain sailing as labour and material shortages continue to delay projects and raise costs. Moreover, while UK cement producers are enjoying this renewed demand, the pressure is on to meet and even exceed the industry’s net zero carbon targets. A new chloride bypass and preprocessing plant is due for completion at Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon...

Holcim announces its 2030 people strategy

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its 2030 people strategy, which focusses on bridging the world’s housing and infrastructure gap, improving livelihoods and upholding the highest standards of human rights.   On its journey to build progress for people and the planet, Holcim states it will: “Accelerate access to adequate housing and infrastructure to improve living standards for all, continue to support communities, from health and education to skill building and respect human rights and implem...

Industry report highlights emission reduction technologies for construction sector

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Osborne Clarke has published a construction industry report 'Economist Impact', commissioned by The Economist, that highlights that there are four main technologies in the construction sector which have the potential to reduce emissions, while low carbon cement also offers one of the biggest investment opportunities.  The Economic Impact programme aims to identify how cities can achieve carbon emission targets while creating jobs, lowering energy costs for residents and improving overall ...

EU economic recovery threatened by building material shortages

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

European construction executives are increasingly concerned that the building material shortage and higher material prices could undermine the EU's flagship EUR800bn Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP). The Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) has reported that cement prices have increased by 10 per cent in a single month, timber prices were up 20 per cent and bitumen prices have risen 15 per cent in three months. Market analysts suspect that the higher building material prices, product shortage...

Cemex supplies largest maintenance airport in Europe

27 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex is supplying cement and concrete for the Teruel Airport Platform, the largest maintenance, repair and operations airport in Europe. Cemex has supplied 30,000t of cement required to produce 100,000Mm 3 of concrete to build two new hangars, the expansion of the parking arae, a runway of around 3km and industrial zone, terminals, amongst other facilities for the Spanish airport.

Philippines: poised to rebound?

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Having being one of southeast Asia’s strongest performers in recent years, the Philippines construction and cement industries have been hit by the impact of COVID-19 during the 1H20. However, the easing of restrictions, some positive economic indicators and pent-up demand could lead to cement consumption bouncing back in 2021. By Jagdeep Verma, Holtec Consulting, India. Holtec India endeavours to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the Philippines cement industry and share its views ...