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 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.

The Building Bulletin: August 2019 issue

MPA reports weak markets in the 1H19, Eurostat highlights monthly output decline, Eagle Materials 1Q revenue down 6%, LafargeHolcim and Solidia's first commercial venture, Sales talks for St-Gobain division, Sika expands mortar plant in Serbia and Cemex invests in a UK-based ready-mix plant.

The Building Bulletin: July 2019 issue

Metso Minerals to merge with Outotec, St-Gobain continues portfolio optimisation strategy, CRH divests Europe distribution, HeidelbergCement completes deal, Charah to open third SCM unit, Mississippi Lime is set to acquire Southern Lime and Tarmac expands asphalt range.

The Building Bulletin: June 2019 issue

Eagle Materials to split core businesses, Construction output down by 0.3 per cent in euro area, Sika acquires Parex, Chaney Enterprises opens new Virginia concrete plant, Hanson orders new marine dredger and Tarmac drives industry change with ready-mix concrete technology.

The Building Bulletin: May 2019 issue

CRH reports a positive start to the year, Knauf completes USG acquisition, Quinn eyes new ready-mix plant, Eagle Materials launches a strategic portfolio review, Cemex signs German agreement and the MPA reports sluggish 1Q19 sales.

The Building Bulletin: April 2019 issue

Vulcan EBITDA improves despite higher costs, Cemex to make German divestments, Votorantim acquires United Materials, Sika expands mortar production capabilities, Ambuja launches green IHB offering and construction output is down by 1.4 per cent in the euro area.

The Building Bulletin: March 2019 issue

Record volumes and profit for Martin Marietta, sombre outlook for South African construction, CRH full-year EBITDA advances by seven per cent YoY, changes to Boral's senior executive management team and Pattison Sand opens a new US plant.

The Building Bulletin: February 2019 issue

Eagle Materials reports 3Q revenue fall of seven per cent. LafargeHolcim makes further bolt-on acquisition. In Malaysia the growth in the construction industry slows while in Great-Britain housebuilding provides the construction market with a boost. Charah Solutions opens a new slag and pozzolans facility.

The Building Bulletin: January 2019 issue

MPA reports a further reduction in CO 2 emissions, China's construction industry expected to expand in 2019, SIG revenue is hit by a weaker construction market, Mexican ready-mix concrete price increases, Singapore releases its construction demand forecast and Sika has opened a new plant in Central America.

The Building Bulletin: December 2018 issue

CRH nine-month sales and EBITDA, monthly gains in European construction output, Australia sees a record concrete production year, US spending is flat and the MPA reports that a minerals supply cannot be assumed.