• IOM3 advice for working from home during COVID-19

    Following the escalation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Government on 18 March 2020 announced measures to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 by announcing that people should work from home where possible. With working remotely/home working is now becoming the ‘new norm’ for most people, IOM3 has put together a list of do’s and don’ts that you may find useful over the weeks to come.
  • Engineering response to COVID-19: can you help?

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global challenge. The Royal Academy of Engineering is keen to help identify potential solutions and facilitate useful contacts across its national and international engineering networks that could help our governments solve problems and assist the public health response.
  • Nominations invited for Research Excellence Framework panel

    The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The next exercise will be conducted in 2021. The REF is a process of expert review, carried out by expert panels for each of the 34 subject-based units of assessment (UOAs), under the guidance of four main panels.
  • A statement from IOM3 – Organisers of PVC 2020

    It is with deep disappointment that IOM3 has today announced that PVC2020, scheduled to take place at The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Scotland (20–23 April 2020), will be postponed until Spring 2021 following the escalation of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Coal Authority caps 200m deep coal mine shaft in Wigan

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The Coal Authority has completed work to construct a reinforced concrete cap and landscape the land where two terrace houses were demolished after they were damaged by an old coal mine shaft.
  • Inventor holding a slab of bendable concrete

    Bendable concrete without cement

    Materials World magazine
    A robust yet flexible concrete that contains industrial waste and no cement can reduce carbon footprints.
  • Using construction waste to make bricks

    Clay Technology magazine
    Researchers have developed a brick made from recycled construction waste materials, offering a more sustainable alternative to traditional fired bricks. Shardell Joseph finds out more.
  • Producing bricks using stored heat

    Clay Technology magazine
    A planned thermal storage facility will produce bricks using stored heat, replacing natural gas as an energy source in brick manufacturing. Shardell Joseph reports.
  • Bacteria-structures for construction materials

    Clay Technology magazine
    A material that can heal itself and reproduce has been engineered to offer a low-carbon option for the construction industry. Idha Valeur finds out how it works.
  • Greening urban quarrying

    Clay Technology magazine
    A UK recycling company is working with Teesside University to explore practical uses for waste materials produced at their wash plant.