• Postgraduate Literature Review competition

    Postgraduate students wishing to enter the Institute's Literature Review Prize should submit extended abstracts by 15 November 2006.
  • Competition for young engineers

    A poster competition for young engineers is being held at the House of Commons on 12 December 2006.
  • Bricks and aggregate made from fly ash

    Researchers at the University of New South Wales' Australian Defence Force Academy have developed bricks and building aggregate that can be manufactured entirely from waste fly ash from coal-burning power plants. Potential markets include increasingly industrialised countries such as China and India.
  • BTEC award in lean construction

    The Construction Lean Improvement Programme (CLIP) has launched a BTEC level 3 advanced award in lean construction. Trainees are expected to participate in a Masterclass for at least 15 days. The sessions include lean processes, lean relationships, leadership and communications, and teamwork and team leader training.
  • Nominations invited for Institute's 2007 Awards and Prizes

    The Institute is inviting nominations for its Awards and Prizes 2007.
  • First MADE event

    Hosted by InnovationRCA and IOM3, the second Materialise Forum on 26 September 2006 marks the start of MADE, the newly established design node of the Materials KTN.
  • DTI supports materials community

    Margaret Hodge, Minister for Industry and Regions at the DTI, has pledged full Government support for the continuing work of Materials UK.
  • Cleaning up mine water seepage

    A team from the Clean Environment Management Centre, University of Teesside, UK, has successfully extracted ochre - a red/yellow clay earth pigment - from a stream running through Skinningove, north of Whitby. The 'Red River' is the legacy of mine water seepage from disused ironstone mines. The filtered ochre could be suitable for cement manufacture, as recording material in CDs, and as a pigment in pottery and concrete products.
  • International Clay Technology Association launched

    The International Clay Technology Association (ICTa) celebrated its official launch on 3 February in Nottingham.
  • Materials KTN to give UK manufacturers a competitive edge

    The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, a new partnership between businesses, universities, and research and technology organisations to boost UK manufacturing, was inaugerated by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, on 19 January.