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Materials - Featured Headline
At the Dawn of Nitroglycerin Explodes a Classic Contract Dispute
Walter Shanly finally pierced the Hoosac Mountain on Thanksgiving Day, 1873, after a significant change order that escalated into the courts.

Courtesy Cliff Schexnayder

Cement Makers Test Cleaner Concrete for Carbon Capture
Startups CarbonCure and Ferrock are among the newer entries in the effort to produce cleaner cement and concrete.

Photo Courtesy of David Stone

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06/30/15 As Cement Suppliers Consolidate, Regulators Remain Wary

A June settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and cement powerhouses Holcim and LaFarge included divestitures of North American assets.
06/30/15 A Cure for the Common Crack

Concrete additive harnesses bacteria to fix cracks, but costs and other hurdles hinder adoption.
04/08/15 CIFE, Autodesk Study Whether Data from Steel E-Purchasing Can Aid Designers

Research goal is to explore whether digital data from e-buying of structural steel can help engineers make better design decisions
03/31/15 AISC Calls for Steel Suppliers To Implement Electronic Purchasing

AISC calls for structural steel suppliers to join its electronic steel purchasing initiative, called steelXML.
03/31/15 Lafarge-Holcim Merger Imperiled as Major Shareholders Reject Deal

A $44 billion merger between French-based Lafarge and Swiss-based Holcim to create the world's largest cement manufacturer received a shock on March 29 as Holcim's second-largest shareholder objected to the terms of the deal.
03/24/15 Asphalt Prices Begin To Decline In Short Term

Long-term needs may inevitably drive costs up again, say experts.
03/11/15 Don Brock, Asphalt Champion, Dies at 76

Brock had a special knack of boiling down complex ideas into easy-to-understand concepts.
02/10/15 Contractors Find Their Edge At World of Concrete 2015

Buoyed by more work and low oil prices, tens of thousands of contractors like came to this year’s World of Concrete in search of a competitive advantage.
02/03/15 Cement Use To Grow 8% in 2015, But Low Oil Prices Won't Help Much

Growing job markets, consumer confidence and construction spending, not low oil prices, will contribute to higher cement consumption in the U.S. this year.
01/30/15 NIST Study Uses Supercomputer Modeling To Design Better Concrete Mixes

NIST study shows promise for developing new unusual admixtures.
12/15/14 Saint-Gobain's Planned Acquisition of Sika Shakes Up Building Materials Market

Acquisition roils Sika management team which says it was not informed of deal ahead of time.
12/15/14 Rising Cement Demand in East Africa Draws European Manufacturers

Despite its associated energy costs and the availability of cheap imports from China and Pakistan, demand for cement in East Africa has continued to rise. The need to increase cement production to feed the region's booming construction industry dominated discussions at a workshop meeting of East African cement producers and German cement-equipment manufacturers in Nairobi, Kenya on November 20.
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