The Building Bulletin Newsletters are a monthly roundup of all the latest news in the building materials sector. Free to subscribers of International Cement Review

The Building Bulletin: April 2021 issue

Buzzi Unicem reports a year of two halves in 2020, Forterra to build Europe’s largest brick factory, HeidelbergCement’s firm focus on sustainability, Sika acquires Brazilian mortar manufacturer, Russia switches focus to timber construction and Tarmac first to launch 50% recycled packaging in UK.

The Building Bulletin: March 2021 issue

UK budget tackles infrastructure underinvestment, Azerbaijan construction to expand by 9.1%, Adbri FY20 results “better than expected”, Sika announces concrete recycling innovation and German construction machinery on an “upswing”.

The Building Bulletin: February 2021 issue

Eagle Materials benefits from Kosmos contribution, LafargeHolcim makes two-bolt on acquisitions, UK mineral products demand falls in 2020, Hoffman Green begins new plant construction, Public sector to drive Singapore construction, Walsh and Tilbury announce investment.

The Building Bulletin: January 2021 issue

SIKA sees full year sales rise in local currencies, LafargeHolcim to buy Firestone Building Products, Boral to sell its US Meridian Brick joint venture, Cemex EMEAA to expand in mortar solutions and Breedon Trading exceeds expectations.

The Building Bulletin: December 2020 issue

CRH sees EBITDA gains despite lower sales, ETEX acquires Knauf Australian business, Breedon monthly revenues ahead, Malaysia 3Q gains, US construction spending up 1.3% and Arkan reports nine-month loss.

The Building Bulletin: November 2020 issue

Martin Marietta reports rise in gross profit, MBCC Group acquires BASF Construction Chemicals, MPA expresses ‘winter concerns’ for demand, Hoffman Green signs deal with Cemex, Ibstock restarts Laybrook plant and Lafarge Canada acquires Mixcor.

The Building Bulletin: October 2020 issue

SIG sees signs of trading improvements, Georgia-Pacific to build new Texas gypsum plant, Breedon 8M20 trading update, StonePoint acquires River Aggregates, MLC completes terminal and rail acquisition, New Hanson Thames dredger launched and PCA promotes Portland limestone cement.

The Building Bulletin: September 2020 issue

Adbri's first-half impacted by bushfires and floods, Breedon welcomes CMA announcement on deal, LafargeHolcim's low-carbon concrete milestone, SRMG commissions Tucson blending facility and Wagners reports steep drop in profits for 2020.

The Building Bulletin: August 2020 issue

Breedon Group ‘recovery well underway’, Vulcan 2Q boosted by cost control and pricing, Martin Marietta reports strong demand trends, MPA reports 2Q GB sales slump, Summit sees resilient 2Q20 demand and Hoffmann signs CAPREMIB supply agreement.

The Building Bulletin: July 2020 issue

MPA says "build back better" must deliver quicker, Metso Outotec starts organisational restructuring, CR Minerals to expand Pueblo facility, CALPortland launches new blended cement line, NSSGA welcomes Moving Forward Act and Cemex Ventures invests in Arqlite.

The Building Bulletin: June 2020 issue

Summit Materials 1Q revenue rises, COVID-19 'significant impact' on EU output, Boral appoints new CEO, MPA calls for reform of mineral planning system, Kingspan abandons Building Solutions deal, PCA supports INVEST in America bill and SigmaRoc reports strong rise in revenue.

The Building Bulletin: May 2020 issue

CRH reports 1Q20 sales ahead, Eagle sells non-core concrete & aggregates assets, GB demand declines before COVID-19 impact, Arkan sees 14% drop in net profit for 1Q20, Votorantim sells Canadian quarry to Sunrock.

The Building Bulletin: April 2020 issue

Construction activity and COVID-19, Peab receives approval for acquisition, US spending falls MoM, Cevian builds CRH stake, Euro output rises in Jan, SigmaRoc outperforms expectations and AfriSam calls for a level playing field.

The Building Bulletin: March 2020 issue

AdBri impacted by weaker market conditions, growth projections for Malaysian construction, US construction spending up 1.8 per cent in January, Pan-United profit rises, Firth Industries opens new RMC facility, US Concrete completes Coram acquisition and MPA launches voice for concrete sector.

The Building Bulletin: February 2020 issue

GB building materials demand weak in 2019, competition watchdog clears Barro stake in AdBri, Eagle Materials reports rise in 3Q revenue, St-Gobain moves forward with Continental acquisition, India reports significant shortage of aggregates and RHI acquires Missouri Refractories Co.

The Building Bulletin: January 2020 issue

Sika achieves new sales record in 2019, BASF sells Construction Chemicals to Lone Star, Singapore expects steady construction demand, Arcosa completes acquisition of Cherry Industries, Harsco Environmental invests in Carbicrete and Allied Materials opens new China facility.

The Building Bulletin: December 2019 issue

Breedon revenues rise amid market challenges, St-Gobain investment and divestment update, CRH reports strong nine-months, LH plans new Africa soil bricks plant, Sika continues growth path, NRW acquires BGC Contracting and TBH opens Romanian plant.

The Building Bulletin: November 2019 issue

Summit rebounds from first-half setbacks, CRH completes Europe distribution divestment, GB mineral products update, Eagle Materials 2Q performance boosted by strong cement sales, Swedish slag grinding order for Gebr Pfeiffer and a new MD joins Hanson MQP division.

The Building Bulletin: October 2019 issue

SigmaRoc 1H results boosted by CCP acquisition, Holcim Croatia acquires Readymix Croatia, St-Gobain hits disposal target, US construction spending up, SIG lowers expectations and Breedon makes road surface acquisition.

The Building Bulletin: September 2019 issue

Boral strikes Asia and Australia deal with Knauf, St-Gobain reports first-half sales rise, Hanson asphalt plant investment, AdBri revenue declines, Watertight concrete solution, CRH reports 1H sales ahead, Greece construction recovery and Walan receives an air permit.