Construction materials

Increasing environmental responsibility is impacting construction technology and architecture. In particular, this affects the development and manufacture of all construction materials and extraction of the necessary raw materials.

Stone and soil

The gravel extraction industry is faced with increasing challenges: whilst many mining sites are becoming more and more difficult to access, the demand for gravel as an important component of construction materials continues to grow.


The European cement industry employs around 35,500 people and has an annual turnover of roughly 15 billion euros, making Europe the 3rd largest cement producer in the world.