Holcim Announces Acquisition of Duro-Last

Holcim has signed an agreement to acquire Duro-Last, a leader in commercial roofing systems within the United States, with pro forma net sales of USD 540 million. Duro-Last has a track record of double-digit growth in North America’s highly profitable USD >40 billion roofing market, driven by premium brands, proprietary technologies and custom-made solutions. Duro-Last’s…

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Dura Composites Announces Partnership with Anderton Concrete

Dura Composites and Anderton Concrete are teaming up to help Energy and Infrastructure customers access the best in pre-cast concrete troughs and GRP composite trench covers from a single supply chain source partner. It is the first time a heavy duty precision pultruded GRP technology solution has been designed holistically, with both the lid and trough manufactured…


What is Concrete Cutting and When Do You Need it?

18.11.2021, 00:26 What is Concrete Cutting and When Do You Need it? There are many commercial and residential settings when a precise area of concrete needs to be removed but determining whether the services of a professional are needed for your particular location can often be difficult. As its name suggests, concrete cutting involves cutting…


Why a New Approach to Construction Defect Minimisation is Imperative

20.08.2021, 16:47 Why a New Approach to Construction Defect Minimisation is Imperative Defective construction is estimated to cost the UK construction industry at least £20 billion annually in direct and indirect charges. Some 40 per cent of all defects are identified as originating from decisions made on-site during the construction phase of a project (source: Even…


Why Miners are Benefiting from Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats

22.03.2021, 14:22 Why Miners are Benefiting from Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats The mining industry has always been a place where technical innovation has been pushed to improve results and productivity. These innovations can be as simple as improved safety equipment to protect workers and powered machinery to reduce the physical stresses of the work, all…


GSSI Upgrades Concrete Inspection Solution

26.02.2021, 06:18 GSSI Upgrades Concrete Inspection Solution Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc., has updated the StructureScan™ Mini XT all-in-one GPR concrete inspection system to include a new version of its software and a newly designed survey wheel for the Palm XT antenna. The compact StructureScan Mini XT platform is designed for locating rebar, conduits, post-tension cables,…


Introducing Concrete Repair

29.01.2021, 08:46 Introducing Concrete Repair A new CPD module from Sika provides guidance on concrete repair and protection. Aimed primarily at engineers and surveyors, the free presentation offers an in-depth review on how to identify and diagnose the root causes of concrete defects, deterioration and reinforcement corrosion. It also highlights appropriate repair and protection solutions…


Shouting it from the Rooftops

01.12.2020, 14:28 Shouting it from the Rooftops Steve Ricketts, a branch manager with roofing contractor BriggsAmasco, welcomes recent revisions to the BS 6229:2018 code of practice for roof installations.   Codes of practice throughout all strands of the construction industry are under constant review to reflect changes in legislation or improve working processes. But in…


The Future of Concrete Repairs

26.05.2020, 15:24 The Future of Concrete Repairs With concrete repair accounting for more than 3 per cent of the concrete market, Jamie Squires, product manager at Sika, considers the technical innovation that supports it. Concrete repair is big business. It is also a process that remains crucial to the maintenance of the buildings and infrastructure which…

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