• Pendants: Vitreous enamel, copper and silver

    Enamoured by enamel

    Materials World magazine
    The Innovation in Enamel Symposium at University of West England in Bristol, UK, drew an earnest crowd eager to discuss the possibilities of a material weighed down in tradition.
  • Materials Science & Engineering Special Issues

    Maney Publishing
    Journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection regularly publish special issues focusing on topics of current interest. Information about special issues is posted on the individual journal homepage and the Materials Science & Engineering Spotlight. Find out about our forthcoming Special Issues here...
  • Dave Dalton

    Politics as usual? Profile of Dave Dalton, CEO of the British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation

    Materials World magazine
    As CEO of the British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation, Dave Dalton wants to persuade his members and the UK Government that investment is urgently needed to ensure the industry’s future prosperity. Gary Price learns how he intends to fight for change in a sector that he has worked in for almost 30 years.
  • Fire

    Understanding the cooling phase of fire in buildings

    Materials World magazine
    A joint project by the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh in the UK (with industrial support from Ove Arup and Corus) involved modelling and testing the behaviour of composite steel-concrete floor plates as a fire cools down.
  • Bricks from bacteria

    Materials World magazine
    Bricks, grown at room temperature from bacteria, sand, and urea, could drastically reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint, their developer claims, at the American University of Sharjah in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Bill Bolsover

    Unsung heroes? Supporting construction products

    Clay Technology magazine
    The new Chairman of the UK’s Construction Products Association, Bill Bolsover, has never been scared to get his hands dirty, which is good as he takes on the post at an uncertain time for the industry. This former miner and concrete plant manager talks to Rupal Mehta about the need for stronger Government backing for a sector that is vital to the UK economy.
  • Bricks from bacteria

    Clay Technology magazine
    Bricks, grown at room temperature from bacteria, sand, and urea, could drastically reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint, their developer claims, at the American University of Sharjah in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Hanson offices Stewartby

    Hanson awarded British Precast project prize

    The Ceramics Society
    An office development on Hanson’s former brick works site at Stewartby, Bedfordshire, has won the 2010 British Precast Concrete Federation’s ‘best project’ award.
  • Staircase

    Stepping up with polymers - staircase development

    Materials World magazine
    A staircase construction technique that uses blocks made of polystyrene and a polyurethane coating filled with concrete could lead to a made-to-measure alternative to heavy concrete steps according to its inventors.
  • Building under construction

    Building in carbon

    Materials World magazine
    A technique for carbon profiling, as a solution for quantifying embodied and operational carbon in buildings, has been put forward in a report commissioned by the UK’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

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