A very British solution for constructing better commercial buildings

PBC Today | June 25, 2020

Metal composite panels are becoming a commercial builder’s dream. Lightweight, structurally tough and watertight, they can be erected very quickly and provide the ultimate U value. The internals, such as flooring and fit-out, and external fixtures such as screening can be worked on simultaneously, saving a fortune in time and labour.

Add to this the fact that the panels’ lack of weight means further savings on the cost of designing and laying foundations, and it’s no wonder that the last few years have seen a rapid increase in their usage.

However, despite the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed due to Covid-19, some construction sites remain closed because of an inability to source materials from abroad. Which is where British manufacturers come in.

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The insurance company explored several industry-leading platforms that could drive the desired outcomes. Having worked with Genpact to transform many of its middle- and back-office operations, the company trusted us to determine where automation could help. We found that the FNOL’s high-volume, repetitive, rule-based nature made it an ideal candidate for RPA.

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The insurance company explored several industry-leading platforms that could drive the desired outcomes. Having worked with Genpact to transform many of its middle- and back-office operations, the company trusted us to determine where automation could help. We found that the FNOL’s high-volume, repetitive, rule-based nature made it an ideal candidate for RPA.

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Construction Resources | July 19, 2022

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Owens Corning Completes Acquisition of Natural Polymers

Owens Corning | August 02, 2022

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced it has completed the acquisition of Natural Polymers, LLC, a manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation for building and construction applications, based in Cortland, Illinois. “We are excited to welcome the Natural Polymers team and start working together on innovative product development, Natural Polymers’ proven technology advances our strategy to provide long-term, sustainable solutions and offer our customers a diversified insulation product portfolio.” -Todd Fister, President Insulation. Owens Corning expects to significantly grow this business in the coming years. Natural Polymers’ track record of above-market growth is anticipated to contribute to Owens Corning’s strategy to strengthen core building and construction products and expand the company’s addressable markets into higher-growth segments. Natural Polymers is dedicated to the development of high-quality spray polyurethane foam products and systems, offering some of the lowest-volatile organic compound products available in the spray foam industry today. About Owens Corning: Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 20,000 employees in 33 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2021 sales of $8.5 billion.

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Holcim US Increases Aggregate Capabilities with Latest Acquisition

Holcim | August 10, 2022

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