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Tensar gets a new owner

14 Jul 2014: Geosynthetic manufacturer Tensar Corporation has been bought by Castle Harlan, a New York-based private equity firm. more »

RMD Kwikform helps Mall of Egypt take shape

10 Jul 2014: Besix Orascom JV is building the Mall of Egypt using formwork and shoring supplied by RMD Kwikform. more »

Bison floors specified for Wolverhampton school

10 Jul 2014: Bison Manufacturing has won the contract to supply hollowcore flooring and precast concrete staircases to a new school development in Wolverhampton. more »

Boffins produce MDF from shredded paper

8 Jul 2014: Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a new building material which is as strong as MDF but is made from shredded paper. more »

Fire certification for Profab panels

8 Jul 2014: Profab Access has secured Certifire certification for two of its product series. more »

Steel prices stay steady

8 Jul 2014: Steelwork contractors are hoping for a pick-up in business by being able to offer developers reasonable lead times and competitive pricing. more »

Lafarge Tarmac put up for sale for £1.6bn

7 Jul 2014: The UK’s biggest building materials group has been put up for sale just 18 months after its creation. more »

Marley Eternit's BIM tutorial

4 Jul 2014: Marley Eternit has produced a video tutorial showing how to find, download and use BIM objects for its range of clay roof tiles. more »

Energy-efficient ‘micro-city’ opens in Paris

27 Jun 2014: A temporary micro-city has been built in Paris to demonstrate the state of the art in energy-efficient homes. more »

Arup unveils tower made from mushrooms

26 Jun 2014: Arup has provided the structural engineering for the first tower to be built from mushrooms. more »

Bentley launches integrated software for managing utilities

26 Jun 2014: Bentley has launched a new utility engineering system that brings together data from multiple sources to allow integrated 3D subsurface modelling. more »

New MD for Tarmac Building Products

25 Jun 2014: Lafarge Tarmac has appointed Mark Joel as managing director of its building products business. more »

Hanson products on the block again?

16 Jun 2014: HeidelbergCement is reportedly planning a sale of its building products division to tighten its focus on aggregates, concrete and cement. more »

Venture capitalists take over Ballast Phoenix for £30m

16 Jun 2014: Ballast Nedam has agreed a deal to sell its UK materials recycling subsidiary Ballast Phoenix to a venture capital firm for £30m. more »

Distribution deal adds corrosion control systems to Sika range

11 Jun 2014: Sika has struck a deal with Vector Corrosion Technologies to become the UK’s sole supplier of its Galvashield and Ebonex range of embedded galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection anodes. more »

Construction collaboration app goes live

6 Jun 2014: A web and tablet app that has been tested on the HS2 and Crossrail projects has now been launched for the wider construction industry. more »

Deadly building materials deal ends with a death and a jail sentence

5 Jun 2014: A man who sold second-hand roofing panels containing asbestos has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after a construction worker was killed installing them. more »

Breedon buys Cotswolds quarry

2 Jun 2014: Breedon Aggregates has paid £15m to acquire a Cotswolds aggregates company. more »

Investment firm steps up its interest in builders’ merchants

30 May 2014: Builders’ merchant Civils Store Ltd (CSL) has been boosted by a £300,000 loan from Capital for Colleagues, an investment company that specialises in supporting employee-owned businesses. more »

Brentford supplier finds new market in the Falklands

28 May 2014: The Brentford branch of groundwork and civil engineering distributor Rudridge has expanded its supply area far beyond London to include a delivery 8,000 miles away in the Falkland Islands. more »

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