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Gas Tumble Brings Savings in Materials

The plummeting energy prices of recent months have had a welcome ripple effect on the U.S. construction industry, where many materials costs have been steadily flat or on the decline.


Coating Makers See Cuban Opening

U.S. coating and building materials makers may now ship goods to Cuba for some renovation projects, under newly approved federal regulations.


RPM's World is Flat in Q2

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. squeezed out increases in net income and earnings in the second quarter, despite flat sales, shakiness in Europe, and a disappointing nail-polish acqu...


‘Rammed Earth’ Yields a Greener Block

A California R&D company has developed a high-strength, greener masonry block using one of construction's oldest processes.


Developer Toys with a Smarter Brick

What looks and connects like a LEGO, but is reportedly strong enough to use for real-life bridge construction?


Lighter Bridge Stretches its Wings

A new UK bridge boasts the same advanced composite materials as those used in aircraft, allowing the structure to resist weather and last longer without maintenance coating.


Steel Steals a Page from Bamboo

Unlikely as it seems, delicate bamboo has taught mighty steel a thing or two about strength and flexibility, researchers report.


Construction Materials Giants Merge

Martin Marietta Materials has become the largest U.S. producer of aggregates and heavy building materials, with the completion of its $2.7 billion takeover of Texas Industries, the companies...


Termites Teach Tomorrow’s Builders

Need a crew that will work independently, intuitively, quickly and steadily—even when the foreman’s not watching?


Metal Finishing Leads to EPA Case

A California company operating a metal finishing facility violated clean water laws by improper disposal of wastewater into the Los Angeles County Sanitation District sewer system, according...


How Sweet It Is: Cement from Sugar

A stronger, more durable new cement from Denmark holds a sweet secret.


Adhesive Mixer Death Draws $200K Fine

Calling the gruesome death of a temporary worker “completely preventable,” California authorities have slapped a leading industrial adhesives maker with a list of safety citations and a $200...


Roofing Suit to Cost RPM $65M+

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. will pay more than $65 million to settle allegations that its Tremco business price-gouged and sold defective roofing materials to dozens of governmen...


Painter Shares in $190M Asbestos Award

Two boiler manufacturers have been ordered to pay $190 million to five workers—including three who have since died—for workplace asbestos exposures that led them to contract mesothelioma.


And Now, Amber Waves of ... Concrete?

Here's food for thought: Those good-for-you grains that now stoke your morning cereal may soon also fortify your local dam, highway and bridge.


Plant Changes to Cost CEMEX $3M+

The largest U.S. producer of cement and ready-mix concrete will pay more than $3 million to settle long-running federal allegations that it illegally modified a cement plant near Rocky Mount...


New Concrete Gives Glow a Go

Concrete pavers, roads, safety strips and stairs can all stand out in the dark with a new series of products produced by a German partnership.


3D Printing Shoots for the Moon

The possibility of using 3D printing for construction has researchers over the moon—or literally on it, if all goes according to plan.


 
 
   

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