Textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) is a durable and formable building material that is suitable for lightweight construction. Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research are replacing conventional textiles like carbon…
Vulcan Materials Co. announced $180 million ($1.34 per diluted share) from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2018. Net earnings increased 65 percent to $179 million and Adjusted EBITDA increased 13 percent to $353 million from the third quarter 2018.
“Our operating disciplines and execution were very good under difficult conditions that included…
Ready-mix producers are dealing with more pressure to maintain a driver pool following a 3% drop in the mixer driver population, according to a survey.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) reveals 28% of ready-mix producers which took part in a survey reported lost business because…
Congress passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bill – which the president is expected to sign into law – that increases military construction spending by 2.4 percent, and boosts Corps of Engineers funding 11 percent, the most Congress has ever appropriated to the agency, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
The bill provides a total of $10.3 billion for projects…
US shipments of cement dropped back slightly in March, before recovering well in April, according to date from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Shipments – which include both domestically-sourced cement...
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The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced its 2018-2019 president, vice president, and four board members during its Concrete Convention and Exposition in Salt Lake City in March.
Read More to find out who was elected.
In this Issue:
Have You Scheduled your 2018 Plant Review?
Mortarless Cladding and Veneers
Industry News: BFS/ WASA/ Stone Master/ CDS
The Brescia System for Dry Cast Etching
Taking a Fresh Look at Purchasing Molds
Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in November 2017 were about 8.2 million metric tons (Mt), up by 4.2 percent from shipments in November 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in November 2017 were...
In the latest sign of global consolidation among building-materials suppliers, Irish producer CRH Plc agreed to buy family-controlled Ash Grove Cement Co. of the U.S. in a $3.5 billion deal that will reinforce its bet on growth in North America.
CRH will pay shareholders of the Overland Park, Kansas-based cement maker between $449 to $454 per share, according to a statement Wednesday from Ash Grove... Read More
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s third-largest cement maker Cementir Holding (CEMI.MI) has agreed to sell its domestic assets to Italcementi, owned by Germany’s HeidelbergCement (HEIG.DE), it said on Tuesday.
Cementir, controlled by the Caltagirone family, said the deal had an enterprise value of 315 million euros ($377 million)... Read More
Ready-mix production in the U.S. totaled 164.3 million cubic yards in the first half of 2017, or 1.7% ahead of the 161.5 million yards produced in the same period last year.
Production in June 2017 totaled 34.3 million yard, which was 0.3% more than 34.3 million yards manufactured in June 2016... Read more
Building materials supplier Boral has completed its $US2.6 billion ($A3.5 billion) takeover of US firm Headwaters Incorporated.
Boral USA and Headwaters combined will form a new division called Boral North America.
The new unit, based at the location of Boral's current US headquarters in Atlanta...
Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in January 2017 were about 5.4 million metric tons (Mt), up by 2.9 percent from sales in January 2016, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in January 2017 were Texas...
Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2016 were about 6.0 million metric tons (Mt), down by 8.6 percent from sales in December 2015, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in December 2016 were Texas...
US infrastructure received a nearly-failing D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The report card was released as the aggregates and construction industries gathered in Las Vegas ...
U.S. cement manufacturers have ample production capacity to meet increased demand from infrastructure revitalization efforts being contemplated by the Trump administration and Congress, an analysis from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) concluded. The industry is currently operating at... Read More Here
The Trump administration plans massive investment in public works to upgrade the country’s network of roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, ports and waterways. And much of it— if not all— will be built with concrete produced from American-made cement.
Cement, the core ingredient in concrete... Read more on the Hill.com
Concrete has become the sustainable, green choice for builders and contractors. Fortunately, there is a shift in thinking towards using the most environmentally friendly materials available...
President Trump last week signed an executive order designed to speed environmental reviews and fast-track critical infrastructure projects.
Texas projected to add 242,000 jobs in 2017
Texas’ economy is projected to add nearly 50,000 more jobs in 2017 than employers in the state did last year, according to a top economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
The boost would be mainly due... Read the rest.