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: July 2024 issue

MPA applauds new Labour government reforms, Labour influx supports housing starts in Israel, US EPA invests in clean production, Breedon trials fully electric mixer, Saint-Gobain acquires FOSROC, Brickability sees revenue fall, Newport scraps Nashua asphalt plant, new managing director for MQP, Holcim boosts recycling capability and Forterra collaborates with SDC.

The Building Bulletin: June 2024 issue

Heidelberg Materials NA launches Revolve, Premier Aggregates optimises fleet, Concrete nitorgenation targets NO x , Ras Al Khaimah sees profit growth, SaintGobain acquires Bailry Group, "Green pallets" rolled out in UK, US gypsum production stable in 1Q, Holcim tackles emissions in WA, Barnhart becomes international and Canadian Housing stats rise 10 per cent MoM in May.

The Building Bulletin: May 2024 issue

Australia unable to meet housebuilding targets, Economic stagnation hits UK construction sector, Saint-Gobain sales slip six per cent YoY, CGC relaunches gypsum quarry, Ibstock upgrades Aldridge plant, Low-carbon cementitious material, Canadian housing starts fall seven per cent, German construction index down, AGC's decarbinisation playbook, Heidelberg materils recyling

The Building Bulletin: April 2024 issue

CNBM riding the wave of China's economic woes, British Gypsum tackles waste via pallet LOOP, Holcim acquires Tensolite, Navrattan launches green cement, Ottawa receives housing funding, CRH completes UK lime divestment, Lawrence Industries joins Breentag, Shree Cement adds five RMC plants, C-Crete pours basalt-based concrete and Saint-Gobain acquires The Bailey Group.

The Building Bulletin: March 2024 issue

Breedon posts record revenue and entry into US, Adbri marks third year of consecutive growth, St-Gobain acquisition and divestment, Heidelberg Materials' records record results, Bangladesh to shut brick kilns, US housing supply continues to lag, Gyproc India's low-carbon plasters, Etex completed BGC acquisition, Sika reports nine per cent fall in net profit and Summit Materials' 10 per cent revenue jump. 

The Building Bulletin: February 2024 issue

Eagle Materials sees record revenue in the 3QFY24, Heidelberg Materials leads the way on standards, Martin Marietta acquires Blue Water Industries, CNBM issues profit warning for 2023, Tarmac unveils CEVO and carbon calculator, UK construction sector optimisum despite PMI, Material costs continue to climb in Ireland, Saudi Arabian construction is booming and MPA sees drop in heavy-side sales.

The Building Bulletin: January 2024 issue

Sika continues its resilient growth trend in 2023, Holcim expands Solutions & Products in Europe, UK construction sector downturns slow, Circularity key to construction emissions, St-Gobain enters Ecuador market, FTA to boost Indian-Oman trade, Production in construction declines, MPA highlights benefit of rail freight, CRH and Caterpillar join forces on EVs, Launch of concrete pilot plant and CEMEX reopens Czech concrete plant.  

The Building Bulletin: December 2023 issue

UK brick production is on the "brink of collapse", CRH and Barro Group's proposal to acquire Adbri, US gypsum output down dive per cent in the 3Q23, Boral's new waste CMS system, CEMEX supplies Mexican airport, Granite Construction expands in the US, New Cyclopean non-reinforced concrete, Holcim launches 3D printed badge and Volvo paving joins Amman Group. 

The Building Bulletin: November 2023 issue

Investigations into ant-competitive behaviour, Eagle Materials posts record revenue in 2QFY24, Martin Marietta reports 10 per cent revenue growth, Indian equipment sales rise 18 per cent YoY, Nordkalk and OX2 to harness e-fuel production, Holcim Romania opens new aggregates plant, QMS applies radial stacker conveyor and Afrimat deal gets green light.

The Building Bulletin: October 2023 issue

Germany props up ailing construction sector, Breedon profits despite new concrete levy, GGBS use cuts CO 2 emissions, Bulgaria issues exploration licenses, Caterpillar's sustainability offer, Jersey fly ash saved from landfill, BRM acquires USA Gypsum LLC, Foterra mothballs second plant, CEMEX supplies US medical complex, Limak's new printable mortar series and Ecocem plans new binder complex.

The Building Bulletin: September 2023 issue

Loxam growth driven by strong French market, Housebuilding in Australia declines 17 per cent YoY, Argos and Summit to combine US operations, UK RAAC crisis prompts global concern, CRH tops highest paid execs list, Cemfree mortar makes UK debut, Etex reports growth in 1H23, Holcim opens new Innovation Hub, MPA raises housebuilding concerns, CEMEX supplies Vertua to UAE project and Cementos Yura boosts lime production.

The Building Bulletin: August 2023 issue

Sika sees record sales but profits fall in 1H23, Record sales but not for long says VDMA, Heathrow trials low-carbon concrete, Volcan reports on revenue uplift, Holcim completes CSTR acquisition, Saint-Gobain divests FRD business, Heidelberg Materials' closed-loop recycling, Great Britain construction in decline, Minining dominates FLSmidth results and Eagle Materials enjoys volume boost. 

The Building Bulletin: July 2023 issue

UK equipment sales forecast to decline in 2H23, St-Gobain announces US$235m plant expansion, Lime producers launch net zero roadmap, Canadian housing starts slump, Concrete Europe appoints new head, Michelmersh launches brick platform, Landlord opts for Hoffmann Green, Part L 2022 transition ends, Aggregate Industries completes new RMC plant and CEMEX hits Vertua milestone.

The Building Bulletin: June 2023 issue

MPA welcomes UK decision on Retained EU law, ALCC calls for performance-baed standard, Tarmac signs up Logistik UK plan, Nuvoco Vistas opens RMC plant, Falling krona hits Swedish housing, Russian plywood output tumbles, 3D printing helps rebuild Ukraine, Boels rental's electric-powered fleet, Cemex and Ecoem cooperation, engcon unveils new machine hitch and CCP extends Greenbloc range.

The Building Bulletin: May 2023 issue

Saint-Gobain 'outperforms' markets, Etex and Skamol join forces in insulation field, rainfall impacts Vulcan's 1Q results, Largest pour of cement-free Earth Friendly Concrete® recorded, Breedon volumes fall in 2022, Association of Equipment Manufacturers highlight critical role played by technology, Heidelberg Materials is 'optimistic' about 2023 and Holcim invests in Kinetic drying technology.

The Building Bulletin: April 2023 issue

International Sustainable Construction Barometer identifies failings in sustainble construction, Industry joins forces on decarbonisation, Michelmersh reports 15 per cent growth, Mannok switches to green hydrogen, Samson Materials appoints new MD, Volvo takes pre-orders for DD25, Heracles commits to Greek market, MPA calls for 'smart regulation' reforms and Cementos Molins acquires Tecnoresil.

The Building Bulletin: March 2023 issue

Study reveals that the EU is not ready for the circular economy, CRH shifts its main stock listing to the USA and Ibstock posts a 26 per cent increase in revenue. Meanwhile, Pan-United start a CCU solution at Tuas Port, Adbri's revenue rises by eight per cent and Bellona hails EPBD recast on emissions. Saint-Gobain announces record 2022 results and EU production in construction falls by two per cent and two-and-a-half per cent in the Euro area.

The Building Bulletin: February 2023 issue

MPA issue warning on falling GB mineral product sales, architects and contractors arrested after Turkish earthquake damage, Indian construction budget boost, St-Gobain extends insulation portfolio, Irish construction output declines, Holcim acquires Pioneer Landscape, Cem 2 Zero project launches, Knauf targets Scope 3 emissions and Wienerberger invests in low carbon future.

The Building Bulletin: January 2023 issue

Sika records sales of more than CHF10bn in 2022, Egyptian building materials exports rise by seven per cent YoY, UK equipment rental market thrives, PSNA and Chrono Chape join Holcim, CEMEX to extend and restore Derbyshire quarry, new president announced for American Gypsum, Israeli housing starts advance by 15 per cent in 2022 and China Resources Cement opens a new aggregates line.

The Building Bulletin: December 2022 issue

Breedon reports a 14 per cent growth in revenue in 10M22, EU agrees carbon border tariff launch in 2023, UK construction activity slumps, Australia raises rail spending, CR Cement's new aggregate line in China, SigmaRoc installs Aqualiung carbon capture technology, CASE ends sales activities in China, Heidelberg Materials makes acquisitions and third Birla white putty plant opens.