Anne Emblem becomes first woman to win WPO Lifetime Achievement Award

Anne Emblem has become the first woman in its 49 year history to win the World Packaging Organisation Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognises individuals who have made a significant and recognisable contribution to the packaging industry, nationally or internationally, over a prolonged period of time.
The material can keep buildings warm by reflecting sunlight. Image: University of Colorado at Boulder

Glass-polymer hybrid cools in the sun

A new metamaterial film could provide a passive 'air conditioning' system.

Economic digest

A round-up of the latest figures affecting construction and related industries in the UK

Straw without bricks

Khai Trung Le talks to Modcell’s Finlay White about straw bale buildings, to find out what one of the oldest construction materials could offer for the future.

Theatre of bespoke brick

Michelmersh has been awarded the Architect’s Choice award for the Whitty Theatre in Berkshire, UK, as Ellis Davies reports.