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European construction outlook revised down for 2023

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The outlook for Europe in 2023 remains challenging and unpredictable after a better than expected 2022, according to CIC Market Solutions. Citing recent data from Euroconstruct, the materials, construction and infrastructure sector in the EU-15 plus four Eastern European countries is now expected to expand by just 0.2 per cent next year, but this has been revised down from growth of 2.3 per cent forecast in June 2022. The UK market is expected to be particularly hit with a decline of 0.4 per...

Recession looms for European construction sector

07 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Faced with rising energy costs, inflation and sluggish demand the European construction sector is braced for a negative landing in 2023, according to CIC-Market Solutions. With the autumn expected to see a modest decline in construction investments, Europe could well dip into a slight recession next year. CIC-Market Solutions has forecast a decline in construction investment of -1.1 per cent in 2023 following a post-pandemic high of 5.9 per cent growth. The French analysts suggest that Fr...

Zacua Ventures to receive CEMEX and CEMEX Ventures' investment

05 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and CEMEX Ventures are investing in a global early-stage venture fund, Zacua Ventures, which aims to tackle the construction industry’s biggest challenges in sustainability, productivity and urbanisation.   "As pioneers in the construction industry's transformation, we are happy to be part of this investment vehicle to seek innovative solutions that help boost productivity, sustainability, and urbanisation,” said Gonzalo Galindo, head of CEMEX Ventures. “The collaboration and syn...

European construction slowdown forecast

29 July 2022, Published under Cement News

A report by analysts CIC-Market Solutions forecasts that construction activity is expected to decline after 2022. The assumption is based on a reduction in spending ability in France and Germany, as well as the potential impact from interest rate rises, supply bottlenecks and further energy price rises in the context of the war in Ukraine. The main risk factors cited are rising rates, higher costs and supply shock. “The effects from a triple economic shock that has been observed since summe...

Spotlight on the design and construction of silos in the cement and other industries

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Silos for Cement and Other Industries. Design and Construction – by BGK Murthy Material storage silos are complex structures and the internal process dynamics when loading and discharging silos affect the silo structure. Moreover, when they fail, the impact on the cement plant and its staff can be catastrophic. Therefore, the design of silo is of paramount importance, particularly when silo capacities are increasing.   In his recently published book, “Silos for Cement and O...

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...