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- Scientists convert moon dust into construction material that could be used to build a lunar base
Researchers in China have developed a new kind of construction material
that could be used to build a base on the moon using materials collected from across its surface.
Daily Mail. Friday, 26 Jun 2020.
- Wickes owner Travis Perkins plans to shed 2,500 jobs
The UK's largest building materials group has announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs as the coronavirus crisis takes its toll on demand.
Sky News. Monday, 15 Jun 2020.
- Why timber could still have a big role to play in the buildings of the future
We have used it for thousands of years, but timber is still an important construction material
CNBC. Friday, 5 Jun 2020.
- Coronavirus: SIG constructs stake sale to buyout firm
A public markets deal which has not been seen in London for more than a decade will re-emerge on Friday when SIG, a building materials group, unveils plans to sell a big stake to the buyout firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R).
Sky News. Thursday, 28 May 2020.
- A bio-inspired addition to concrete stops the damage caused by freezing and thawing
Concrete is one of the most durable building materials used in modern-day infrastructures, but it has a weakness -- ice -- which can cause it to crumble. ...
Science Daily. Wednesday, 27 May 2020.
- Bricks made from plastic, organic waste
Revolutionary 'green' types of bricks and construction materials could be made from recycled PVC, waste plant fibers or sand with the help of a remarkable new kind of recently discovered rubber polymer. ...
Science Daily. Tuesday, 26 May 2020.
- UPDATE 2-Brickmaker Wienerberger sees all plants open by June as European construction recovers
Austrian construction materials firm Wienerberger aims to reopen all its manufacturing operations by the end of June, predicting a return of most construction in Europe that will bring back 80% of demand, its CEO said on Thursday.
Reuters. Thursday, 14 May 2020.
- Fire Destroys Section Of Sprawling Baku Market
Part of Azerbaijan's largest construction-supplies market was gutted by flames after a fire tore through the EuroHome building materials complex in the country's capital, Baku. ...
Radio Liberty. Tuesday, 12 May 2020.
- Foundation Building Materials (FBM) Q1 Earnings Top Estimates
Margin growth helps Foundation Building Materials (FBM) to post better-than-expected Q1 results.
Zacks. Tuesday, 12 May 2020.
- South Korea fire: Dozens killed in warehouse blaze in Icheon
The fire in the unfinished warehouse in Icheon began after an explosion involving building material
BBC News. Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020.
- Pool Corp (POOL) Stock Up on Q1 Earnings and Revenue Beat
Pool Corp's (POOL) first-quarter 2020 revenues reflect strong demand for discretionary products and higher sales growth of construction materials and products.
Zacks. Friday, 24 Apr 2020.
- Old appliances and construction material continue to emit banned CFC gases from the junkyard
As more people gravitate toward energy efficient appliances and building materials, a large number of older discarded appliances still pose a threat to the environment while in the junk yard.
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020.
- New Solutions Emerge For Embodied Carbon In Buildings
Heliogen, a clean energy startup, recently made a promising step toward addressing embodied carbon in cement, steel, and other building materials.
Forbes. Thursday, 6 Feb 2020.
- US retail sales unexpectedly decline in a sign that consumer economy could be cracking
Retail sales dropped 0.3% last month as households cut back spending on motor vehicles, building materials, hobbies and online purchases.
CNBC. Wednesday, 16 Oct 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.
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