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Kalmar’s electric forklift technology to help building materials supplier SEAC reduce the carbon footprint of its operations

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a large order for 15 medium electric forklifts from SEAC, one of the leading suppliers of concrete products to the French construction industry. The forklifts will be deployed in SEAC’s 11 manufacturing plants in France. The order was recorded in Cargotec’s order intake in the third quarter of 2021, […]

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Kalmar’s electric forklift technology to help building materials supplier SEAC reduce the carbon footprint of its operations

Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 AT 10AM EST Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a large order for 15 mid-size electric forklifts from SEAC, one of the leading suppliers […]

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Bacteria Could Help Make Green Building Materials

Researchers at the University of Bath are studying whether the natural properties of bacteria could help develop a new type of environmentally friendly plasterboard. They work with the start-up Adaptavate, which makes sustainable building materials. Their biodegradable gypsum board, Breathaboard uses compostable crop waste instead of gypsum, is lighter in weight, and has better thermal […]

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Prices of major building materials continue to rise in August as contractors struggle to get these products delivered on time

Construction officials call for immediate removal of tariffs on major building materials, urge Congress and administration to take action to fix ‘all levels’ of supply chain The prices contractors pay for building materials continued to rise in August as many companies report difficulties getting these materials delivered on time, according to a analysis by the […]

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Prices of building materials on the rise despite falling timber prices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index report for August 2021. It showed prices for components and building materials rose 0.2% in the month, adjusted for seasonality. The building materials and components index was 19.0% above its level of the previous year. Aggregate prices of products processed for intermediate demand rose […]

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Blog: Managing Risk Throughout the Building Material Shortage

Blog: Managing Risk Throughout the Building Material Shortage Posted September 10, 2021 Eilidh Dobson Eilidh Dobson and Iain Drummond comment on the legal aspects of the continuing shortage of materials. It will be news to few that the construction industry is experiencing a severe shortage of key materials. The Construction Leadership Council first warned of […]

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Building Materials Industry Flooring Market To Hit 5.86% CAGR After COVID-19 Pandemic

Download a FREE sample report in one click! The report identifies the rapid growth of the global construction industry as one of the major growth factors of the market. The main contribution to this growth came from the residential sector, as investments Europe are constantly increasing. However, the rise in commodity prices is one of […]

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Steelmakers and ABAD at odds over prices for building materials

ISLAMABAD: While the construction industry is represented by the Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) calls on the government to take action against cement manufacturers and steelmakers for raising the prices of their products, the The steel industry has rejected claims saying that it is the builders who have raised the prices of […]

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Shortage of building materials and climate change: trade at daggers drawn in wood supply

It’s no secret that construction activity resumes in 2021 (home improvement projects have jumped during containment in the UK and abroad) resulted in a shortage of building materials and an increase in prices. Earlier this year global logistics issues and widespread demand particularly affected lumber supplies. The continuing shortage of wood is indicative not only […]