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Crossrail tunnel segment production completed

23 Jul 2014: Brett Concrete has manufactured the last of the 250,000 concrete segments that have been produced to line the tunnels of London’s Crossrail project. more »

Training firm buys safety kit specialist

21 Jul 2014: Wellingborough-based construction training provider Citrus Training has acquired near neighbour Altitude Safety, which supplies safety equipment. more »

Brick shortages 'worst in living memory'

21 Jul 2014: The rising price of bricks helped producer Michelmersh Brick Holdings to increase its profits in the first half but there is little happening there to aid shortages in the construction industry. more »

Wienerberger ramps up UK brick production by 200 million a year

18 Jul 2014: Mothballed brick factories in Worcestershire and Surrey are to be reactivated to help meet UK brick shortages. more »

Breedon grows 25% in first half

17 Jul 2014: Breedon Aggregates, supplier of raw materials to the construction industry, saw its revenues grow 25% in the six months to 30 June 2014. more »

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 »

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