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Over a dozen environmental science students from around the world recently visited Hanson’s Lytton concrete plant.

‘Future industry leaders’ visit concrete plant

A national construction materials producer, in conjunction with a leading university, has hosted a site visit of Australian and international students at one of its concrete plants. Read more »
Construction of Rocks by Rail’s Ironstone Railway Exhibition Centre commenced in October 2014.

Industry gives quarry museum a helping hand

A number of major construction materials companies have donated cement and aggregates to a help a volunteer-run quarry railway museum build a new exhibition centre. Read more »
The University of Cambridge team is working on developing self-healing concrete microcapsules. © Chrysoula Litina.

Self-healing tech to extend infrastructure life

Research teams from three different universities have teamed up to develop technology that could result in self-repairing concrete. Read more »
The unusual property contains a former quarry and a preserved engine house.

One daffodil payable for rent

The new owner of a quarry located within the Prince of Wales’ estate will not be required to pay rent in cash – but in flora. Read more »
Richard III’s remains have been buried beneath a 2.5-tonne block of limestone.

King laid to rest under quarried stone

The long-lost remains of Richard III, said to be the last English king to die in battle, have been reinterred in a tomb constructed from locally quarried material. Read more »
Chinese manufacturer XCMG was listed as one of the top 10 largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world.

Revenue down for world’s top equipment suppliers

An annual survey has revealed that the revenues of some of the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturers continued to drop in 2014, albeit at a slower rate than in 2013. Read more »


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