Following a slow start in the first quarter of 2011, the CW Group Cement Equipment Order Intake (CEOI) index plummeted to 68.0 for that quarter, its lowest value since the inception in Q4 2009. The second quarter of 2011 saw orders grow and the CEOI index rose to 91.6. On the other end, the CW Group Cement Equipment Order Backlog (CEOB) index remained virtually unchanged through the first half of 2011.Read the full update in the August / September issue of the CemWeek Magazine on page 2.
Life Cycle Assessment - A study of the construction industry Part 2/3A life cycle assessment (LCA), also known as: life cycle analysis is an input-output analysis of inputs like materials, energy and outputs like emissions, waste etc. The goal of LCA is to assess the environmental impacts associated with the product / process and to compare with the alternates available and choose that alternate which is least burdensome...17 April 2014
Lafarge & Holcim - Clash of the titans? No more.What was once an unthinkable combination was on April 4, 2014 sparsely confirmed by Lafarge and Holcim in respective press statements: the two were indeed considering a merger of equals. On April 7, 2014 the companies triumphantly confirmed the move after the boards approved the transaction over the weekend, in one fell swoop radically redesigning the world of cement as we...10 April 2014
2013: A disappointing year for major cement companiesThe effect of the global economic crisis can still be seen in most regions worldwide. The global construction sector remained volatile along the year with most of the major cement companies showing negative results at the end of 2013.02 April 2014