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Ordnance Survey launches BIM-ready mapping

19 May 2016: Ordnance Survey (OS) data can be plugged straight into a building information model (BIM) using a system that is being launched next week. more »

App saves money for Keltbray Piling

19 May 2016: Keltbray expects to save £60,000 a year through a new app that changes how its piling division manages information. more »

Bridge beam fabricator expands capacity

10 May 2016: Prefab concrete specialist ABM has upgraded its facility in Newark, Nottinghamshire to enable production of larger and heavier bridge beams. more »

Bond Street trials thermal imaging for concrete strength testing

5 May 2016: Costain and Laing O’Rourke have been trying out a new way to test the strength of sprayed concrete on their Bond Street Station Upgrade (BSSU) project for London Underground. more »

Breedon says Hope acquisition remains on course

26 Apr 2016: Breedon Aggregates’ £336m acquisition of Hope Construction Materials has taken another step forward through the regulatory process with the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) indicating that Breedon’s offer to sell 14 ready mixed concrete plants could be satisfactory. more »

Strike could hit paving stone deliveries

21 Apr 2016: Supplies of paving products to the nation’s builders’ merchants could be disrupted with the threat of industrial action among lorry drivers at leading paving producer Marshalls. more »

Breedon prepares for Hope integration

19 Apr 2016: Breedon Aggregates has appointed a human resources director for the first time in anticipation of its £336m acquisition of Hope Construction Materials completing this summer. more »

Another Etex acquisition

15 Apr 2016: Dry wall products supplier Siniat, an Etex company, has taken over light steel frame specialist EOS Facades. more »

Stanford starts flooring at JLR plant

15 Apr 2016: Stanford Industrial Concrete Flooring has begun a four-month project to pour 26,000 cubic metres of concrete for the floor of the new Jaguar Land Rover engine manufacturing centre in Wolverhampton. more »

Marley Eternit acquires batten supplier

14 Apr 2016: Marley Eternit has taken over John Brash & Co, the UK’s largest timber roofing batten supplier, for £13m. more »

New sales director for insulation firm

13 Apr 2016: Insulation specialist Actis has promoted East Midlands area sales manager Jemma Harris to northern regional sales director. more »

Breedon to sell some readymix plants to complete Hope acquisition

12 Apr 2016: Breedon Aggregates is set to dispose of about a dozen readymix sites to clear the way for its proposed acquisition of Hope Construction Materials. more »

H+H appoints new UK managing director

12 Apr 2016: Aircrete block supplier H+H UK has named from Wavin boss Calum Forsyth as its new managing director. He will take over on 1st May from Mark Oliver who leaves the company after eight years in the job. more »

EU vote dampens product manufacturers' confidence

8 Apr 2016: Sales of construction products increased in the first quarter of 2016, marking the twelfth consecutive quarter of growth. more »

Steel purchasing guidelines tweaked as rebar imports dive

4 Apr 2016: The government claims that its new steel procurement guidelines are already have an impact, with almost all reinforcing steel bar in the UK now sourced domestically. more »

Ground beam deal for Aarsleff and Creagh

4 Apr 2016: Piling contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering has signed a partnership agreement with Creagh Concrete Products, allowing Creagh to manufacture ground beams under licence at its factory in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire. more »

Record results from Polypipe

31 Mar 2016: Building products group Polypipe has reported record revenue and profits thanks to acquisitions, construction market recovery and flood defence projects. more »

Knauf expands at Immingham

31 Mar 2016: Plasterboard manufacturer Knauf has expanded its manufacturing facilities in Immingham on the back of rising demand in the UK and Ireland. more »

Former Hanson brick business to float

29 Mar 2016: Building products group Forterra is planning to float on the London Stock Exchange. more »

Michelmersh profits soar despite drop in volume

21 Mar 2016: Michelmersh Brick Holdings sold fewer bricks last year but, thanks to price rises and production efficiencies, it managed to increase its profits. more »

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