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Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with...

Posted by Kerry Clines on Mar 31, 2015

Shares in Lafarge fell by approximately 2 percent Monday after two Holcim shareholders voiced their discontent with the revised merger ...

Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 25, 2015

The short-lived hold on the Holcim-Lafarge merger has ended, with the cement companies jointly stating they have “reached an agreement ...

Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 18, 2015

Holcim’s board of directors has determined that its merger with Lafarge will be delayed due to a disagreement of terms ...

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 ...

Bathtub theory: Construction activity lagging behind home sales due to vacancy rate and household formation

Bathtub theory: Construction activity lagging behind...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 20, 2013

With construction on new homes up 0.9 percent in August, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko points out that new home ...

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 ...

States fight against LEED certification requirements for wood

States fight against LEED certification requirements...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 25, 2013

A recent report from the Associated Press details controversy between several states—all but one of which are in the Southeast—and ...

Re-recycling: Biofuel waste used to make stronger concrete

Re-recycling: Biofuel waste used to make stronger...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 22, 2013

Researchers at Kansas State University have discovered that by replacing a portion of the cement found in concrete with agricultural ...

Construction materials prices flat in March as diesel price drop negates lumber and plywood increases

Construction materials prices flat in March as diesel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 15, 2013

According to the latest Producer Price Index from Associated General Contractors of America, the prices for construction materials were flat ...

Construction materials prices decline 0.1 percent in December

Construction materials prices decline 0.1 percent in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jan 16, 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors has released its Producer Price Index (PPI) report for December, which reveals that national construction materials ...

How-to: Identify quality air coils

How-to: Identify quality air coils

Posted by Todd Dills on May 07, 2012

A quality air coil will exhibit good “strength, durability, flexibility, memory recoil and performance in hot and cold temperatures,” say ...

Okada America ships equipment for Japan cleanup

Posted by Katie Wood on May 10, 2011

Okada America, Inc., shipped two containers of various hydraulic recycling and re-handling attachments to aid in the earthquake and tsunami ...

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