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Cement quarry featured prominently in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ could become a permanent attraction

Cement quarry featured prominently in HBO’s...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Aug 26, 2015

The Magheramorne Quarry might just be an old Lafarge Tarmac cement quarry with a nice view of the Irish Sea in the ...

Holcim is burning shoes to reduce pollution when making cement (VIDEO)

Holcim is burning shoes to reduce pollution when making...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Aug 18, 2015

Holcim is using shoes to take a step toward being a leader as an environmentally friendly aggregate producer with its Vietnam operation. The company has forged ...

PHOTOS: Company unveils 3D printed homes that can be built in under 3 hours

PHOTOS: Company unveils 3D printed homes that can be...

Posted by Angela Thomas on Aug 05, 2015

What if it were possible to reduce the process of buying and building a home to less than a day? ...

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving construction materials or dumping excess

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2015

In its sales pitch, Material Tracker makes a scary-good point: "Unknowingly, you may have driven past a dump site that could ...

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 28, 2014

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. Nearly ...

Construction worker’s detective work IDs jobsite bandit, recovers his company’s lost material

Construction worker’s detective work IDs jobsite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 09, 2014

After a thief made his way onto Murfreesboro, Tennessee jobsite for an elementary school and then made off with between ...

PCA chief economist Sullivan continues optimistic forecast; 8% cement consumption growth in 2014

PCA chief economist Sullivan continues optimistic...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 21, 2014

Echoing his forecast at last year’s event—where he passed out sunglasses —during the first morning of World of Concrete 2014 Ed ...

Is green building movement enough to revive use of heavy timber for framing in construction?

Is green building movement enough to revive use of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 23, 2013

"Green building" and the aim to reduce carbon emissions in the construction of a building are fine goals. But is ...

Artist sculpts 12-ton “Phoenix” from construction debris (VIDEO)

Artist sculpts 12-ton “Phoenix” from...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2013

Artist Xu Bing spent 20 years away from his homeland of China, living and working in New York City. However, ...

Materials shortage pushes homebuilders even farther off the pace of demand

Materials shortage pushes homebuilders even farther off...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 29, 2013

In addition to the skilled labor shortage currently keeping the construction industry from meeting the increased housing demand it has ...

Construction materials prices slip slightly in June, up 1.5% annually

Construction materials prices slip slightly in June, up...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2013

The average cost of materials used by the construction industry plus items consumed by contractors such as diesel fuel fell ...

Fungus could be the ultimate sustainable form of home insulation

Fungus could be the ultimate sustainable form of home...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2013

“We see a future where Mushroom Materials are found in the bumper of your car, the walls of your home ...

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