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- Drop in auto sales indicates consumer spending is weakening
U.S. retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the second time in three months, weighed down by soft sales of autos and building materials and suggesting consumer spending will remain subdued this quarter. ...
Los Angeles Times. Wednesday, 15 May 2019.
- Why Heated Concrete Can Explode Like Popcorn
The common building material doesn't burn, but it can explode like microwaved popcorn. Using state-of-the-art thermal imaging, scientists now understand why.
Mental Floss. Thursday, 9 May 2019.
- Transparent wood can store and release heat
Wood may seem more at home in log cabins than modern architecture, but a specially treated type of timber could be tomorrow's trendy building material. ...
Science Daily. Wednesday, 3 Apr 2019.
- Step 1: Build A House. Step 2: Set It On Fire
After back-to-back hurricanes and wildfires, insurers are looking for more-resilient construction materials. That means building model homes and then blowing off their roofs or setting them on fire.
NPR. Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019.
- US retail sales declined 0.2 percent in February
U.S. retail sales fell in February, as consumers pulled back their spending on building materials, groceries, furniture, electronics and clothing declined amid signs of a slowing economy.
Fox News. Monday, 1 Apr 2019.
- Weak February US retail sales underscore slowing economy
US retail sales slumped amid declining spending on building materials, electronics, and groceries.
CNBC. Monday, 1 Apr 2019.
- Sachem builds 9 pct stake in Eagle Materials, seeks to engage with co
Sachem Head Capital Management has amassed a 9 percent stake in construction materials company Eagle Materials Inc and said it wants to engage with the company's management.
Reuters. Thursday, 28 Mar 2019.
- US retail sales edge up in January, but December is revised sharply lower
U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in January, lifted by an increase in purchases of building materials and discretionary spending.
CNBC. Monday, 11 Mar 2019.
- Renaissance for artisanal mortar
To adapt mortar to new building materials and industrial methods, the content in walls and plaster changed during the 20th century. The change meant that knowledge of historical materials and methods for producing mortar were lost. ...
Science Daily. Friday, 8 Mar 2019.
- Trilobites: You Flushed the Toilet. They Made Some Bricks.
Converting biosolids into building materials could keep a lot of leftovers of the waste process out of landfills, and provide other environmental benefits, too.
New York Times. Friday, 1 Feb 2019.
- Here's Why Investors Should Avoid Toll Brothers (TOL) Now
Toll Brothers' (TOL) disappointing performance can be attributed to decline in new order, rising building materials and labor costs.
Zacks. Thursday, 27 Dec 2018.
- Interserve in talks with lenders over debt swap
Troubled outsourcing firm Interserve has "conditionally" agreed a rescue plan with its lenders and is considering offloading its building materials business.
Sky News. Friday, 21 Dec 2018.
- Interserve may hand construction arm to lenders
Interserve, the struggling outsourcing group, is drawing up plans to hand its £250m building materials unit to its lenders as part of an ambitious plan to secure the company's future.
Sky News. Saturday, 15 Dec 2018.
- Carlisle's Petersen Aluminum Buyout to Aid Roofing Business
Carlisle's (CSL) purchase of Petersen Aluminum will be a boon to the Carlisle Construction Materials segment. This strategic move will boost business in the metal roofing platform.
Zacks. Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018.
- Architects build gingerbread city to whet appetite for design
Architects swapped traditional building materials for sugar and spice to create an edible gingerbread city of the future at London's V&A Museum, to show that urban planning can be fun, and tasty.
Reuters. Thursday, 6 Dec 2018.
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