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Volvo CE sees decline in Chinese growth

Volvo CE sees decline in Chinese growth

Volvo CE saw stable market growth in North America dented by a faster decline in China and a loss of momentum in Europe in its third quarter results.

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XXXI Technical Congress FICEM round-up

XXXI Technical Congress FICEM round-up

On 8 – 11 September 2014, cement producers from Latin America and the Caribbean, industry experts, and technology and service providers from around the world gathered in Santo Domingo for the XXXI Technical Congress FICEM.

Saudi Cement posts 3Q14 results

Saudi Cement posts 3Q14 results

Saudi Cement recorded a net profit of SR232 million in the quarter ended 30 September 2014, an increase from SR229 million in the corresponding period of 2013.

Stress advice from British Safety Council

Stress advice from British Safety Council

Stress costs the UK economy £6.5 billion. The British Safety Council is offering free advice to businesses.

Barbour ABI releases construction data for September 2014

Barbour ABI releases construction data for September 2014

The level of construction contracts awarded increased in September to the value of £5.6 billion – the highest since January.

 

Cement news highlights: 20 – 24 October

Cement news highlights: 20 – 24 October

A round-up of some of the key news stories from the international cement industry, from CCUS to sustainability and resilience.

New ASTM International standard to characterise concrete drying

New ASTM International standard to characterise concrete drying

The new standard will help ready-mix concrete users understand the drying behaviour of concrete.

Cemex notes improved performance in majority of markets

Cemex notes improved performance in majority of markets

The Mexican cement company has reported consolidated net sales of US$4.1 billion in 3Q14, up 4% y/y, as sales improve in Mexico, the US and the Mediterranean.

Arco partners with BOHS to reduce the risks of exposure to construction dust

Arco partners with BOHS to reduce the risks of exposure to construction dust

Arco and the British Occupational Hygiene Society have formed a partnership aimed at raising awareness of the health risks posed by construction dust and reducing the number of construction worker fatalities caused by inhaling hazardous particles.

 

PCA to showcase resilient construction techniques at Greenbuild 2014

PCA to showcase resilient construction techniques at Greenbuild 2014

Resilient construction can help to reduce the damage caused by natural disasters, minimising the energy and resources required for response, reconstruction, repair and recovery.

Lafarge Pakistan makes further strides in road safety

Lafarge Pakistan makes further strides in road safety

Lafarge Pakistan has carried out the second wave of a road health and safety initiative to provide employees with PRTS compliant vehicles.

Holcim (Lanka) wins silver as Turnaround Brand of the Year

Holcim (Lanka) wins silver as Turnaround Brand of the Year

The cement company launched a campaign to better communicate the key attributes of its brand.

RICS releases UK Construction Market Survey for 3Q14

RICS releases UK Construction Market Survey for 3Q14

According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ latest UK Construction Market Survey, workloads grew at the fastest rate since 1994 in 3Q14.

 

Highlights from Cemex Latam’s 3Q14 results

Highlights from Cemex Latam’s 3Q14 results

CLH’s consolidated net sales improved by 3% y/y in January – September 2014 and operating EBITDA grew by 12% q/q in 3Q14.

Lafarge Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement plant celebrates 150th anniversary

Lafarge Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement plant celebrates 150th anniversary

The plant celebrated with a special event at Colwick Hall, inviting past and present employees, local suppliers and councillors.

ASTM International launches new brand identity

ASTM International launches new brand identity

Under the motto ‘Helping our world work better’, the international standards organisation has launched its new brand identity.

UKMF releases 'Future Minerals Scenarios for the UK' report

UKMF releases 'Future Minerals Scenarios for the UK' report

The UK Minerals Forum Working Group has published a report that examines how a stable and secure supply of minerals can be achieved in order to support the region’s population and economy to 2050.

 

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