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Resilient Performance by Breedon Group

    Resilient Performance by Breedon Group

Breedon Group, a leading construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, has reported revenue of £378.4 million for the six months to 30 June 2018, up from £326.3 million in the corresponding period of 2017. Underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased by 17% to £42.0 million. However, excluding acquisitions, both revenue and […]

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Essential Learning Series Roadshow From Kilsaran International

    Essential Learning Series Roadshow From Kilsaran International

Kilsaran International are taking the hugely successful Essential Learning Series suite of technical seminars to the road with events to be held at the Aviva Stadium on September 25th and Fota Island Resort in Cork on October 17th 2018. These free one day events will appeal to construction professionals who want to gain a clearer […]

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Lisburn-based KME Steelworks Braced For Growing Sales

    Lisburn-based KME Steelworks Braced For Growing Sales

Engineering business KME Steelworks is expanding its workforce in Lisburn to help leverage the growing opportunities which exist for its precision engineering sub contract services and precast concrete mould products globally. KME is a leading provider of sub-contract services to a wide range of equipment manufacturers. It is also recognised as a main supplier of bespoke steel […]

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CRH Delivers Solid First Half Performance

    CRH Delivers Solid First Half Performance

Impacted by severe and prolonged winter weather conditions early in the year, CRH plc has reported sales of €11.9 billion for the first half of 2018 – ahead by 1% on the same period last year and up 2% on a like-for-like basis. In Europe, like-for-like sales growth of 1% reflected continued recovery in some […]

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The Irish Concrete Society Launches Concrete Technology Course

    The Irish Concrete Society Launches Concrete Technology Course

The Irish Concrete Society recently launched the 2018 Fundamentals of Concrete Technology course. Commencing on the 7th of September in UCD the course provides participants with essential information on concrete technology and construction. The programme includes two half-days of lectures and a half-day on site, time also spent in a civil engineering laboratory carrying out […]

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37th Irish Concrete Society Annual Awards – Call For Entries

    37th Irish Concrete Society Annual Awards – Call For Entries

The Irish Concrete Society are now seeking entries to the 37th Annual Awards. Established in 1979, the awards recognise excellence in the use of concrete, irrespective of type, scale or complexity. A coveted award scheme, adjudicated by an distinguished independent jury, these awards acknowledge construction achievements in which concrete, in any form, contributes significantly to […]

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Ecocem Rebrands

    Ecocem Rebrands

Ecocem Ireland and Ecocem GB have launched a new brand. Ecocem is Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of GGBS (Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag) cement with a capacity of 2.4 million tonnes. Significant developments in the organisation have seen a growing interaction across its operating regions in Ireland, Holland, France, UK and Sweden, as well as the […]

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Pairc Ui Chaoimh Named ‘Project of the Year’

    Pairc Ui Chaoimh Named ‘Project of the Year’

The newly renovated home of Cork GAA, Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been named construction ‘Project of the Year’ at a prestigious awards ceremony after winning the popular vote among the public and industry alike. The state-of-the-art facility, built by leading Irish construction firm John Sisk & Son (Sisk), also picked up one of the Irish Construction […]

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Continued Profit Growth at CRH

    Continued Profit Growth at CRH

Global building materials group CRH has reported another year of profit growth with margins and returns ahead in all its American and European Divisions. Sales at €27.6 billion were 2% ahead of 2016 and like-for-like sales were also up 2%. EBITDA rose by 6% to €3.3 billion and by 3% on a like-for-like basis. Group […]

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Kilsaran International Launches New Range of Specialised Concretes

    Kilsaran International Launches New Range of Specialised Concretes

In response to changing customer demands Kilsaran International are bringing to the market, a suite of specialised ready-mix concrete products, designed to suit demanding placement methods, strength and durability classes. Kilsaran’s Research and Development team have developed this range to meet complex building techniques and regulations across multiple sectors.
The new specialised ready mix products include:
SealCrete […]

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Ecocem Ireland Launches First Hybrid Weather Resistant Bag

    Ecocem Ireland Launches First Hybrid Weather Resistant Bag

Ireland’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement Ecocem Ireland has announced its new product development for the bagged cement market in Ireland and the UK. The upgraded offering sees the traditional paper bag being replaced by a stronger, more durable weather resistant hybrid bag.
Micheál McKittrick, Managing Director of Ecocem Ireland, comments: “The purpose of […]

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St Angela’s College, Cork wins overall award at Irish Concrete Society Awards

    St Angela’s College, Cork wins overall award at Irish Concrete Society Awards

The 35th Irish Concrete Society Awards took place on the 8th of April in Croke Park. Always one of the highlights in the construction industry’s calendar, the awards recognise excellence in both design and construction in concrete and are adjudicated by an independent jury of industry professionals. The main awards jury reviewed a total of […]

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