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UV pipe relining first for Lanes

5 Feb 2016: Lanes Group's Reline Division has carried out its first project to rehabilitate a pipe using a chemically-resistant UV liner. more »

New video game tackles ageing infrastructure

4 Feb 2016: A Finnish company has developed a video game that involves the investigation of structural problems in abandoned factories, forgotten tunnels and unsafe buildings. more »

Bricks thrown back at purchasers’ institute

4 Feb 2016: The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply stands accused of damaging the UK building materials sector with a ‘highly misleading and unhelpful’ commentary on the state of the industry. more »

Michelmersh launches bimbricks

3 Feb 2016: Brick manufacturer Michelmersh has made all building information modelling (BIM) data relating to its products available on a new website, bimbricks.com. more »

Growth in construction product sales starts to slow

25 Jan 2016: Sales of construction products have now been rising for 11 consecutive quarter, but the growth rate has now begun to slow down. more »

Smart windows could cut cleaning and energy bills

21 Jan 2016: Scientists in London have come up with a potentially revolutionary type of glass that they say could cut window-cleaning costs in tall buildings and also reduce heating bills. more »

Hope invests in rail-linked facilities

7 Jan 2016: Cement firm Hope Construction Materials has revealed plans for three new distribution depots as part of a wider investment in rail freight. more »

Hanson fined £750,000

18 Dec 2015: Building materials firm Hanson has been up in court on safety charges for the second time in two weeks. more »

Beaver 84 makes software choice

17 Dec 2015: Scaffold supplier Beaver 84 has selected Avontus’ Scaffold Designer as its recommended software. more »

Product manufacturers offered BIM data templates

11 Dec 2015: A pan-industry initiative is helping construction product manufacturers be ready for the government’s April 2016 BIM mandate. more »

New network looks to expand drone usage

1 Dec 2015: The availability of drones for construction surveys is set to grow with the launch of a new service being described as an 'Uber for drones'. more »

Dutch build world’s first 3D-printed bridge

30 Nov 2015: The world’s first 3D-printed bridge is being made in the Netherlands using steel from ArcelorMittal. more »

Breedon to acquire Hope for £336m

18 Nov 2015: Breedon Aggregates has struck a deal to take over Hope Construction Materials for £336m. more »

Byrne Bros rolls out BIM

11 Nov 2015: Concrete frame specialist Byrne Bros has streamlined its preconstruction processes through the use of Tekla Structures’ 3D building information modelling (BIM) software. more »

Kebony to build Belgian factory

9 Nov 2015: Kebony has raised €19m (£13.5m) to build a second European factory for its patented process to strengthen softwood. more »

Production to be doubled at Ibstock brickworks

9 Nov 2015: Ibstock Brick has secured planning permission to build a new manufacturing facility at its existing site on Leicester Road in Ibstock. more »

ThyssenKrupp unveils revolutionary elevator system

6 Nov 2015: ThyssenKrupp has unveiled a functioning model of the world’s first rope-less elevator system. more »

New aggregates wharf for London

6 Nov 2015: Cemex has opened a new wharf at Dagenham to provide what it says is the closest aggregate production north of the river to central London. more »

IT deal at Thames Tideway

5 Nov 2015: Tideway, the company responsible for delivering London’s ‘super sewer’, has selected Advanced 365 (Advanced) to deploy and manage its IT infrastructure following a competitive tendering process. more »

New procurement guidelines designed to boost British steel suppliers

2 Nov 2015: The government has produced new purchasing guidelines for public sector projects that it hopes will help ailing steel suppliers. more »

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