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  • Life Cycle Assessment - A study of the construction industry Part 2/3
    Cement Companies
    A 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.
    Cement Companies
    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 companies
    Cement Companies
    The 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
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