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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.

The Building Bulletin: November 2018 issue

Summit Materials gains despite record rainfall in US, Nicaragua sets out road development plan for 2019, St Gobain’s focus on price pays off in 9M18 results, Azerbaijan materials to hit AZN1bn by 2022 and Italian sales are up 22 per cent.

The Building Bulletin: October 2018 issue

Global construction output to hit US$13trn by 2022, Lime market to see CARG of 2.5% in 2018-26, French construction expands by 3%, Wienerberger revises EBITDA forecast, World's first fully-recycled road and EUPAVE launches guide to LLCA.

The Building Bulletin: September 2018 issue

Wienerberger sets out its growth plan for 2018-20 while Boral reports a revenue increase of 34 per cent. Turkmenistan sees the opening of a new gypsum plant and Sika opens a new factory in Dubai. US Concrete expands its aggregate business.

The Building Bulletin: August 2018 issue

Eagle Materials reports record revenue up 8% YoY and the Pacific Alliance announces a new infrastructure investment fund. South Africa's civil engineering sector is expected to remain in the duldrums in 2018. Meanwhile, LafargeHolcim launches two new cement solutions.