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Motorway cables protected by SmartWater

4 Sep 2015: Highways England is looking to combat cable theft by using a special crime-fighting liquid. more »

Saatchi fit-out uses chilled ceiling system

4 Sep 2015: A multi-million pound fit-out of the new London office Saatchi & Saatchi is incorporating the innovative Rehau CoolBoard chilled ceiling system. more »

Trimble acquires BIM specialist

3 Sep 2015: US technology firm Trimble has acquired Vianova Systems AS, a Norwegian company specialising in building information modelling (BIM) software for infrastructure design. more »

Vivian takes over as MPA chair

2 Sep 2015: Simon Vivian, who retires as chief executive of Breedon Aggregates next year, has been appointed chairman of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) for the next two years. more »

Marshalls has eye out for acquisitions

28 Aug 2015: Marshalls, the paving block and landscaping products supplier, saw its pre-tax profits rise 48% in the first half of 2105 and is hungry for more growth. more »

Self-healing concrete trials start

28 Aug 2015: Field trials of self-healing concrete have begun at the Heads of the Valleys highways improvement project in South Wales. more »

‘This glove will self-destruct in two years’

28 Aug 2015: Concern about construction workers’ old gloves filling up landfill sites has led to the development of what is said to the world’s first fully biodegradable synthetic work glove. more »

CRH buys CRL for $1.3bn

27 Aug 2015: CRH has agreed to buy US glazing products manufacturer CR Laurence (CRL) for a total price of US$1.3bn (£807m). more »

Sika continues Russian expansion

27 Aug 2015: Sika has expanded its Russian production capacity with the opening of new factories for mortar and admixtures. more »

Aggregate Industries boss jumps to Breedon

26 Aug 2015: Breedon Aggregates co-founder and chief executive Simon Vivian is stepping aside, to be succeeded by Pat Ward from Aggregate Industries. more »

Quick set-up tie-off anchor

25 Aug 2015: Combisafe has launched SkyReach Anchor as a lightweight, portable overhead fall protection system. more »

ISG selects Assemble BIM package for Bristol faculty project

24 Aug 2015: ISG has selected building information modelling software from Assemble Systems for its £50m faculty project at the University of the West England (UWE) in Bristol. more »

ERP system for Thames Tideway

20 Aug 2015: Thames Tideway Tunnel, the company set up to build London’s 25km super-sewer, has set up a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. more »

Scandi acquisition for Jeld-Wen

11 Aug 2015: Door and window manufacturer Jeld-Wen has acquired Scandinavia door manufacturer Dooria. more »

BRE takes over YellowJacket from Mace

10 Aug 2015: The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has taken over the YellowJacket health and safety software tool. more »

Eastern Concrete opens Norwich plant

10 Aug 2015: Eastern Concrete has opened a ready-mixed concrete batching plant next to Longwater Quarry in Wymondham, near Norwich. more »

Brick production up 7%

6 Aug 2015: UK brick producers have stepped up their output by 7% in the first half of the year in response to market demand. more »

Ventilation acquisition for Polypipe

5 Aug 2015: Polypipe is moving into the ventilation sector after agreeing a deal to buy ventilation equipment manufacturer Nuaire for £145m. more »

Hope develops bespoke concrete for railways

5 Aug 2015: Hope Construction Materials has developed a high-performance concrete designed specifically for use in railway projects. more »

Hanson sells Scunthorpe GGBS facility

4 Aug 2015: Hanson Cement has sold its Scunthorpe ground granulated blastfurnace slag facility to mineral resources company Francis Flower. more »

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