"CRH’s vision is to be the leading building materials business in the world"
Halfen Construction Accessories, the German pavilion EXPO 2015, Milan
The German pavilion EXPO 2015 in Milan made extensive use of the HALFEN DETAN tension and compression rod system. The DETAN product was installed into the steel stress, shell and stage of the pavilion, and meets the highest aesthetic and quality standards. HALFEN is part of the Construction Accessories platform within Europe Lightside.
Zoontjens, Studentencomplex Johanna in Utrecht, the Netherlands
Studentencomplex Johanna is a student accommodation building in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Zoontjens supplied its Drenoliet® rooftop terrace tiles for communal areas, producing a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and capable of withstanding high loads.
BMN Bouwmaterialen, General Builders Merchants, the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, 27 different General Builders Merchants companies in Europe Distribution united under one new name. BMN Bouwmaterialen was formally launched in October 2015 and has nearly 80 branches nationwide.
Stoneco of Michigan, Ottawa Lake Quarry
A CAT 988K wheel loader, loads a gravel train at the Stoneco of Michigan - Ottawa Lake Quarry. The quarry shipped approx. two million tonnes in 2015 while continuing their run of 4,812 days worked without a lost time incident. Ottawa Lake has won multiple NSSGA and MAA awards for safety, community relations and environmental controls and is an MDOT-certified supplier of crushed limestone, sand, and gravel.
Oldcastle Architectural, William Allen High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Oldcastle Architectural supplied Trenwyth Astra-Glaze SW+® concrete masonry blocks to William Allen High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This product contributes to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits in recycled content, energy efficiency and regional production.
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, ExxonMobil global campus in Houston, Texas
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® designed, engineered, tested, manufactured and delivered 2.6 million square feet of custom-engineered curtain wall,1.6 million square feet of high performance and silk-screened architectural glass, 20,450 sunshades and 4,000 square feet of custom-engineered skylights for ExxonMobil’s new global campus in Houston, Texas.
Tri-Built Materials Group, Jersey Shore
This photograph, featuring Tri-Built Building Wrap, appeared in a 2014 New York Times article covering the restoration of homes on the Jersey Shore following Superstorm Sandy. Tri-Built Materials is part of the Allied Building Products private label offering.
HALFEN, the Rehberger bridge, Oberhausen, Germany
The Rehberger bridge, also known as the “Slinky Springs to Fame” bridge-sculpture, spans the Rhine-Herne canal in Oberhausen, Germany. It consists of 496 spiral rings, each with a five metre diameter, suspended ten metres above the canal for a total length of 406 metres. HALFEN, a CRH Europe Lightside business, designed and engineered a solution consisting of serrated steel channels to connect the guardrail to the top of the concrete slab, and the spiral underneath the slab, as part of the same element. This clever design allowed the project to be constructed efficiently, safely and on time.
Oldcastle Precast, Storm Capture®, Virginia
Oldcastle Precast provided Storm Capture® as a solution for the underground stormwater detention system at the new administration building site at Quantico National Cemetery, in Virginia – a military cemetery for veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
Jura cement plant, Wildegg, Switzerland
The Jura cement plant, Wildegg Switzerland, pictured by night. The plant produces approximately 850,000 tons of Cement for the Swiss market and is a leader in the field of using alternative fuels.
Zoontjens, La Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
The museum and cultural centre La Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by architect Frank Gehry, opened in Paris in October 2014. Zoontjens produced 1,530 m2 of unique, natural stone rooftop terrace tiles designed to ensure they could withstand substantial weights of 20 kN per slab.
Alulux, shutters & awnings, Germany
Alulux is part of the Shutters & Awnings business in Europe Lightside. It is a leading German producer of roller shutters and external venetian blinds, which are used to improve energy efficiency, comfort and security in residential building construction & renovation.
Polbruk, Musical Theatre development, Gdynia, Poland
Polbruk provided 2,000 m2 of durable, washed concrete pavers for the pathways surrounding the Musical Theatre development in Gdynia, Poland. This product is suitable for high levels of pedestrian traffic, while the rough textured finish contrasts with the building style to create a modern city look.
Thompson-Arthur’s Candor Sand Plant, North Carolina
Employees safely excavate bulk sand at the Thompson-Arthur’s Candor Sand Plant in North Carolina. In 2014, the plant produced over 430,000 tonnes of product and employees celebrated 26 years of operating without a recordable, preventable, or lost time incident.
Bosta Beton, Sky Tower Wroclaw, Poland
The Sky Tower, at 212 metres high, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Poland, being built in the centre of Wroclaw, South West Poland. The complex includes apartments, office space and a shopping mall. Bosta Beton, CRH’s readymixed concrete company in Poland, was contracted to supply the 52,000 cubic metres of concrete and pumping services required to complete this project.
Van Neerbos Bouwmarkten DIY, Amsterdam
On July 14th 2009, Van Neerbos Bouwmarkten celebrated the opening of its flagship DIY-store in Amsterdam. This store, the largest Gamma store in the Netherlands, added 10,000m2 of selling-space, reinforcing CRH’s market-leading position with the GAMMA brand in the Netherlands. Over 8000 people visited the store on its opening day.
Sree Jayajothi Cements Limited, acquired in 2013 by My Home Industries, India
Sree Jayajothi Cements Limited was acquired in 2013 by My Home
Industries (MHIL), CRH’s JV partner in India making it the market
leader in the Andhra Pradesh region of South India.
American Cement’s 197 foot kiln, Florida
A conveyer delivers limestone to American Cement’s 197 foot long kiln where it’s heated to 2,700 degrees F and transformed into clinker that is then ground to produce cement. American Cement manufactures TYPE I, II, III, masonry and stucco cement
Dragle Sand & Gravel Quarry, Poland
Drahle Quarry by night; Dragle Sand & Gravel Quarry based in north East of Poland, with 93 million tonnes of aggregate reserves. Production commenced in 2008 following installation of the 1.2 million tonne per year washing and processing plant.
Bauking DIY Store, Menden, Germany
Bauking, CRH’s leading distribution brand in Germany, reopened this DIY store in Menden, after a major renovation in October 2013
Tilcon's Mount Hope Quarry, New Jersey
This state-of-the-art energy efficient asphalt plant at Tilcon’s Mount Hope Quarry, Wharton, New Jersey is one of the largest in the State, and can produce 600 tons per hour and store 2,700 tons of material in hot storage silos.
Expocrete, western Canada
Expocrete, acquired in 2013, is a leader in manufacturing and distributing specialised, high-quality concrete hardscape and masonry products in western Canada.
Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Texas
Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas, is the largest NFL venue constructed to date. Each of Oldcastle’s six U.S. product groups provided materials for the 3 million-square-foot, 100,000 seating capacity stadium, which was completed in May 2009. Most impressive is the “bowl” area of the stadium, which showcases the 150-foot sliding glass curtain wall held in place by 750,000 pounds of aluminum superstructure.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Company, Highway 55, Idaho
Idaho Sand & Gravel Company paving a section of the scenic State Highway 55 which follows the Payette River in Valley County, Idaho. This project included 11,090 tonnes of asphalt, 63500 square metres of cold milling, the installation of 20 storm drain pipe crossings and required that single lane traffic be safely maintained during weekday construction on this busy tourist route.
Lövö Bridge, Finland
Rudus delivered over 3,000 m3 of frost-resistant concrete for the 473-metre long Lövö Bridge, completed in June 2011. The bridge has replaced a ferry connection in this scenic location in the Kemiö archipelago, Finland.
Gottard Base Tunnell, Swiss Alps
Gottard Base Tunnel is part of the Swiss Alp Transit project, also known as the New Railway Link through the Alps. With a planned length of 57km it will, on completion, be the longest railway/road tunnel in the world. Planning for the project started in 1993 with mechanical excavation commencing in 2003. The project features two separate tunnels containing one track each. Opening date is planned for 2017.
Sky Tower Wroclaw, Poland
The Sky Tower (at night), at 212 metres high, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Poland, being built in the centre of Wroclaw, South West Poland. The complex includes apartments, office space and a shopping mall. Bosta Beton, CRH’s readymixed concrete company in Poland, was contracted to supply the 52,000 cubic metres of concrete and pumping services required to complete this project.
Shuangyang Cement plant, China
Shuangyang Cement plant, part of the 26% CRH-owned Yatai Cement is the largest cement plant in northeastern China. Clinker capacity is 7 million tonnes following the commissioning of a sixth kiln in fourth quarter of 2010. Shuangyang is located in Jilin Province, 100km south of the provincial capital Changchun.
Airport terminal Portland, Oregon
This 127,000 square foot glass canopy covers the entire arrival roadway at this airport terminal, creating a striking entrance for visitors. One of the largest canopy skylights in North America, this custom-engineered skylight by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™ achieved the architect’s vision in terms of aesthetics and performance.
Pike Industries, Maine
Pike Industries, laying 200,000 tons of asphalt during the reconstruction of 23 miles of the I-295 highway in Maine, a project financed under the US Federal stimulus programme
Irish Cement’s Platin Works, Ireland
Significant energy efficiencies, clinker factor improvements and emissions reductions are being achieved following the commissioning of the new €200 million Kiln 3 production line at Irish Cement’s Platin Works in Ireland. Lower carbon CEM II cements now account for over 80% of the company’s product portfolio.
Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas
The Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas is a 34-storey, 604-room luxury hotel featuring a unique structural design and style. Oldcastle Glass supplied Insulating Glass, Solar Control Glass, Low-E Glass and Silk-screened Glass to this landmark building.
Vendome pavers manufactured by Permacon, and Belgard Hardscape pavers from our United States-manufactured Old World Collection
Vendome pavers manufactured by Oldcastle Architectural’s Canadian
subsidiary, Permacon, and Belgard Hardscape pavers from our United
States-manufactured Old World Collection were used in the driveway of this
construction project in Quebec, Canada, helping to blend the new property
into a neighbourhood where houses have been established for nearly
a century. The pavers of the driveway are intended to replicate old streets
paved with granite cobblestones.
A uGate by Heras at a BMW dealer in Lochristi, Belgium
The uGate, a cantilever sliding gate made of aluminum which can be
operated by hand or mechanically, was introduced by Heras, the Netherlandsbased
outdoor security specialist, in June 2012. This gate has maximum
dimensions of 12 metres width and 2.5 metres height, making it suitable for
many different applications. This picture shows a uGate at a BMW dealer in
Lochristi, Belgium. Heras distributes gates and fences throughout Europe.
Quester builders merchants Austria
Quester is the number one builders merchants in Austria with a prime
focus on professional contractors. In summer 2012 they opened a highly
energy efficient tile store in Wien-Auhof (shown) in co-operation with the
sanitary wholesalers SHT.
The Monarch 1 building in The Hague
The Monarch 1 building in The Hague was the first major renovated
building in the Netherlands to receive BREEAM sustainability certification, the
world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for
buildings. The building was selectively deconstructed to the concrete skeleton
and rebuilt. To preserve climate control of the building 1,000 solar shading
elements were mounted on the facade; the horizontal profiles in the system
were developed by AVZ and the complete screens were assembled by Smits
Rolluiken, both part of Europe Products’ Shutters & Awnings business. Europe
Materials’ Cementbouw business supplied the concrete for the renovation.
The 53 kilometres Koskenkylä section of the E18 road in Finland
The transformation into a motorway of the E18 road is one of the most
extensive road projects ever in Finland and is due to open in 2015. The 53
kilometres Koskenkylä section (shown) will have six interchanges and 68 new
bridges. Rudus, Europe Materials’ Finnish aggregates and readymixed
concrete subsidiary, will be delivering 150,000 m³ of concrete and concrete
products (pipes, wells, railings) to this project.
Colorado State Highway 145 at Lizard Pass, Trout Lake, Colorado
Telluride Gravel, an Americas Materials company, performing full-depth
road reconstruction and embankment slide repairs on Colorado State
Highway 145 at Lizard Head Pass, Trout Lake, Colorado.
Podilsky Cement plant Ukraine
Significant energy efficiencies,
clinker factor improvements
and emissions reductions are
being achieved following the
commissioning of the new Podilsky
Cement plant, now the lowest
cost cement producer in Ukraine
following its 2012 wet to dry
Haven Avenue bridge outside of Los Angeles, California
Oldcastle Precast developed prestressed concrete post-tension box
girders for the City of Rancho Cucamonga outside of Los Angeles,
California. The bridge includes a 33-foot and a 52-foot girder, together
carrying two railroad tracks over Haven Avenue.
Ghent soccer stadium Belgium, due to open in summer 2013
Our Belgian structural companies
Ergon and Prefaco are major suppliers
to the new Athletic Association
Ghent soccer stadium, due to open
in summer 2013. The construction
involves almost 10,500 tailor-made
pieces, including columns, beams,
seats, walls, floors and stairs,
engineered and manufactured
by our Prefaco/Ergon team.
West Wood High School in Blythewood South Carolina
Americas Products’ EnduraMax™
High-Performance Wall System was
used in the construction of the West
Wood High School in Blythewood,
South Carolina, a state-of-the-art
340,000 sq. ft. building, providing an
unmatched R-13.6 insulation factor.
Cement terminal in Vihreäsaari harbour, Oulu
Finnsementti’s new cement
terminal in Vihreäsaari harbour, Oulu,
opened in May 2012. It stands 46
metres high with storage capacity of
George Washington Bridge, New York
CRH Tilcon employees at
work on the iconic George Washington
Bridge, New York. The project included
the removal and replacement of
deck panels using c.2,000 tonnes of
speciality asphalt mix.
The Eenspan project in Zeewolde, Netherlands
CRH companies Calduran
and Dycore came together in the
construction of the Eenspan project
in Zeewolde, Netherlands. Calduran
constructed and assembled the walls
of the office block/storage units in
Calduran Limestone whilst Dycore
supplied the slab flooring.
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa
played a key role in a major expansion
and renovation of Iowa State
University’s student recreation centre
in Ames, Iowa, using products that
allow for high thermal performance and
maximum use of natural light.
CRH Bouwmaat, builders merchants Netherlands
CRH Bouwmaat, builders merchants in the
Netherlands, provide a one-stop wholesale cash
and carry facility with a wide range of products to
meet the needs of contractors in the RMI market.
New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock, Colorado
Allied, CRH’s distribution brand in the
United States, supplied the tiles needed to
reconstruct the roof of New Hope Presbyterian
Church in Castle Rock, Colorado, following a
severe hail storm in June 2012.
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