Kathryn Allen

Off-site manufacture for construction

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has called on the government to standardise and promote off-site manufacture for construction. Kathryn Allen reports.

Economic digest

The latest figures affecting construction and related industries in the UK.

New technique for dating ancient skeletons

Dating of ancient bones using DNA mutations could provide a fast and cheap alternative to current methods.

Powering the pits

As pressure mounts on mining companies to improve their environmental image, are renewable sources of energy the answer? Kathryn Allen asks Charles Hendry, former Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Global plastic trade disrupted

As China bans plastic waste imports, large amounts of the material are displaced and the need to reduce consumption highlighted. Kathryn Allen reports.

Trump’s tariffs may hurt US businesses

US brewers warn tariffs on aluminium and steel could be costly to business.

Time to levy change?

Kathryn Allen takes a look at recent reports on the apprenticeship levy.   

Training for a digital world

Kathryn Allen examines what digitalisation could mean for career paths and job requirements. 


Q&A – Dr Lilian Hodgson

Kathryn Allen talks to Dr Lilian Hodgson FIMMM about choosing a career path and maintaining a work–life balance. 

Materials solutions to global problems

Combining the 20 th Kelly Lecture and the Gordon Seminars, the Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum covered a range of materials science topics, including batteries, multifunctional nanomaterials, and spectral conversion materials. Kathryn Allen reports.


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