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Global engineering and construction deal values rise

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The total value of 2014 engineering and construction deals worth more than $50 million reached $172 billion—tripling from the previous year. According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP’s (PwC’s) quarterly analysis “Engineering Growth,” merger and acquisition activity from around the world soared last year.

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LATICRETE® Masonry Veneer Installation Systems (MVIS™)

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The LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS) is designed to offer complete solutions for adhered masonry veneers, including thin brick, manufactured stone, and natural stone. MVIS provides a permanent, high-strength installation that is freeze/thaw-stable and protects against water intrusion.

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Panel discusses LED outdoor lighting’s future

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A National Lighting Bureau (NLB) panel suggests if energy efficiency is the main focus for future outdoor lighting, the actual quality will be inferior to what it is today. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has predicted by 2020, 75 percent of outdoor lighting will use light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

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Brick in Architecture Awards open for entries

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The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is searching for the best projects of the past year and is now accepting submissions for its annual awards program. The annual Brick in Architecture Awards design competition honors innovative and sustainable architecture incorporating clay brick products as the predominant (i.e. more than 50 per cent) exterior building or paving material. Each entry will be judged by a panel of industry professionals.

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LED lamp market expected to grow

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The light-emitting diode (LED) lamp market has been forecasted to reach a consumption value of $3.36 billion in 2019—­almost tripling from last year. According to ElectroniCast Consultants, the 2014 market hit $1.22 billion and will increase at an annual growth rate of 22.4 per cent to reach the 2019 prediction.

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