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Below are the latest cement articles and cement news from the international cement industry.

Lego-style concrete bricks: a new approach to construction?

Kite Bricks is developing the Smart Brick, made-to-order concrete blocks that fit together in a similar manner to Lego® pieces.

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Cost model study update: construction of office buildings

MPA The Concrete Centre has published an update to its ‘Office Cost Study’ to include a summary of the revised data, comparing the costs of constructing office buildings with different structural solutions.

Cement industry updates: India and Pakistan

The demand outlook for FY15 appears more favourable in India, while Pakistani exports to Afghanistan fell by around 9% in July – December of FY14.

Qatar witnesses a 40% fall in cement demand during Ramadan

In Qatar, a decline in cement demand during Ramadan has driven domestic manufacturers to begin conducting plant maintenance work.

Cement producers have 60 days to comply with new Nigerian standards

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has given cement producers 60 days to make the necessary changes to bags, indicating full product information – including, for the first time, batch numbers.

 

Dust Control Technology sponsors robotics team

Dust Control Technology is co-sponsoring a team of students dedicated to building working robots, as part of the FIRST® Robotics Competitions.

Eurocement’s Podgorensky plant receives ISO certification

Eurocement’s Podgorensky plant, located in Russia’s Voronezh region, has achieved ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification.

China’s Guangdong province to make further capacity cuts

According to Guangdong’s Development and Reform Commission, the Chinese province will make further capacity reductions in the iron, steel and cement sectors by 2017.

Siam Cement Group to invest in new Myanmar plant

SCG continues to increase its presence in the ASEAN market with plans to construct a new 1.8 million tpa cement plant in Mawlamyine, Myanmar.

 

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