"CRH’s broad geographic and product footprint provides balance and stability."
CRH is a diversified building materials group which provides the sustainable advantages of both vertical integration in manufacturing and of horizontal integration in servicing the breadth of customer demand for building materials products. CRH’s broad geographic and product footprint provides balance and stability of performance through the business cycle and provides multiple platforms for growth.
This balanced portfolio of business activities allows CRH supply building materials across the construction spectrum from infrastructure to non-residential and residential; from new build to repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI); serving all aspects of demand from early to late-in-cycle products. CRH’s federal structure, strong local management teams and culture of entrepreneurship ensures a focussed approach to local markets while still capturing the benefits of operating within a larger group. This uniquely positions CRH within its industry to leverage the capabilities of strong vertically integrated materials businesses with high value-added, engineered products operations and strongly franchised products and distribution networks.
An example of CRH’s diverse portfolio in action is the development of a new stadium for the Dallas Cowboys American football team in Dallas, Texas. Operating as Oldcastle®, CRH is the leading integrated building materials company in the United States with operations in all 50 US states and in 4 Canadian provinces. By leveraging Oldcastle’s broad product portfolio, CRH’s US operations were able to offer the stadium construction team a wide variety of materials for this project and all six of CRH’s product groups in the US provided materials to this landmark stadium.
Oldacastle Materials paved the parking lot with over 8,000 tonnes of Warm Mix Asphalt produced with Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS)
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Precast underground utility boxes and pads facilitate power distribution for the stadium.
More than a quarter million dollars of Meadow Burke’s reinforcing bar, supports and concrete forming accessories were used in the numerous precast elements.
Securing the luxury suites, APG’s proprietary ProSpec® crack isolation and waterproofing membrane keeps football fans dry; close to 1,900 litres of acrylic sealer protect the concrete pavers; thousands of cubic metres of block fill, shotcrete and other specialty concrete products support the massive structure.
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™ fabricated the aluminium framing on all exterior entrance doors; all 400 luxury suites are encased by heavy tempered glass with operable sliding/swinging doors; over 6,500 pieces of clear tempered glass and aluminium framing elements enhance the many hand/guard rails; the impressive “bowl” area of the stadium showcases a 46 metre sliding glass curtain wall, the largest in the world.
The interior finishes of the stadium incorporate over 400,000 square metres of wallboard and over 420 tonnes of metal-stud framing and track.
With one supplier to manufacture, manage and deliver product to major construction projects, the benefits to the customer include improved efficiency and increased on-time delivery as projects unfold. This is a unique and distinctive value proposition that is difficult to replicate and is offered only by CRH/Oldcastle.