Scientists at Heriot Watt University in Scotland have developed the world's first building brick that's made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste.
K-Briq can be produced in any colour
The K-Briq produces slashed the CO2 emissions of a traditional fired brick, using less than a tenth of the energy in its manufacture and can be made in any colour.
After testing, the K-Briq is going into commercial production in Scotland after a deal with Hamilton Waste & Recycling to produce the K-Briq at its recycling site.
The product, which is stronger and lighter than traditional kiln-fired bricks, is being produced by the University's [...]
Wates has committed to eliminating waste and carbon from its operations by 2025.
The company has committed to three headline targets to help ensure it does ‘zero harm' to the environment:
Zero waste from Wates operations by 2025 – reduce and then eliminate the production of all waste created from on-site operations. Zero carbon from Wates operations and operational vehicles by 2025 – reduce carbon emissions and become carbon neutral. Positive impact on nature from all operations – enhance the natural environment wherever it operates and to [...]
Watchdogs at the Financial Reporting Council need at least an extra six months to complete the first stage of their investigation into the collapse of Carillion.
The FRC launched a probe into KPMG's auditing of Carillion's books when the contractor collapsed in January 2018.
In an update the FRC said: “The scale and complexity of this case is exceptional, with a huge volume of documents and information that has had to be reviewed and analysed.
“The investigation encompasses a four-year period, and numerous significant audit areas, including the accounting for construction and services contracts, pensions liabilities, goodwill and going concern.
“All of the accounting [...]
Breedon has struck a deal to buy a major slice of the aggregate operations of global materials giant Cemex for £155m cash and liabilities of £23m.
Breedon boosts aggregate reserves to 1bn tonnes and aims to expand asphalt business
The Cemex business that is being sold employs 650 staff across 100 active operations in the UK and will drive further consolidation of the heavyside material sector.
The sale consists of 49 ready-mix plants, 28 aggregate quarries, four depots, one cement terminal, 14 asphalt plants, and four concrete products operations.
These sites are grouped across six divisions located in Scotland, Wales, North-East England, Norfolk, the [...]