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New chief joins Ibstock

6 Mar 2018: Brick maker Ibstock has appointed Joe Hudson of LafargeHolcim to be its next chief executive. more »

Revived aggregates fund proposed

2 Mar 2018: The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out proposals for a new aggregates levy community fund (ALCF) to be introduced in England in April 2020. more »

Mapping the future

28 Feb 2018: Mobile 3D mapping is an increasingly important BIM tool. David Taylor reports more »

Time to get a grip on productivity

28 Feb 2018: For BIM to really makes a difference, the construction industry needs to get to grips with the amount of time it wastes. Lisa Russell reports more »

From caviar to carriageway

28 Feb 2018: An episode of the Spanish version of MasterChef has inspired a breakthrough in self-healing roads. Lisa Russell reports more »

Gasket supplier secures Thames Tideway deal

28 Feb 2018: Cambridgeshire-based VIP Polymers has won a contract to provide tunnel segment gaskets for the 12.7km central section of the Thames Tideway wastewater tunnel in London. more »

Ready to work

27 Feb 2018: Time-consuming and inefficient site inductions are becoming a thing of the past thanks to cloud-based technology more »

Concrete reasons to go to the NEC

26 Feb 2018: The UK’s only event exclusively for the concrete industry takes place 21-22 March 2018 in Halls 17 and 18 of the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. more »

Kendalls joins Aggregate Industries

26 Feb 2018: LafargeHolcim has acquired south coast aggregates supplier Kendall for an undisclosed sum. more »

Cement delivery strike averted

26 Feb 2018: Planned strike action by cement delivery drivers this week will not now be going ahead after a deal was reached. more »

Builders’ merchant sales up nearly 5% in 2017

22 Feb 2018: Builders’ merchants report sales growth of 6.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to a year before, and a 4.8% rise for the whole year. more »

Tarmac faces more strike action

21 Feb 2018: The industrial dispute at Tarmac Building Products in Essex has escalated with further strike dates announced by the Unite union. more »

Timber frame maker heads for £100m turnover

21 Feb 2018: Building timber frames for house-builders has put Stewart Milne Timber Systems on course to hit its five-year targets. more »

Nuttall impressed by smart ear defenders

20 Feb 2018: Civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall has been trialling a new type of ear defenders that block out background noise but still allow workers to talk to each other. more »

Harmful gloves still reaching the market

20 Feb 2018: A leading PPE supplier is warning that carcinogenic safety gloves that irritate the skin are still being sold to UK construction workers. more »

Breedon hovers over Lagan Group

19 Feb 2018: Building materials group Breedon has confirmed that it is in talks to take over Northern Ireland’s Lagan Group. more »

Timber sector consolidation begins

16 Feb 2018: Thornbridge, a Scottish timber processing and distribution company, has merged with timber merchant North Yorkshire Timber. more »

Cladding sector remains in post-Grenfell confusion

15 Feb 2018: The cladding sector remains in confusion eight months after the Grenfell Tower fire and the risk of specification errors is worryingly high, according to one supplier. more »

Cement deliveries threatened by strike

15 Feb 2018: Delivery drivers working for Castle Cement are preparing to take strike action over a two-year pay deal offer described as ‘very unsatisfactory’ by their union. more »

Aggregate sales indicate official data on construction output is wrong

8 Feb 2018: Producers of construction mineral products saw no growth in sales in Great Britain in 2017. more »

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