• Nominations invited for Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes

    IOM3
    The Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes are accepting nominations until 18 December.
  • London Technology Fund Invests in Novacem

    IOM3
    London Technology Fund (LTF), London’s specialist investor in new technology companies, has completed an investment in Novacem, a start-up company developing a carbon-negative cement. LTF was joint lead in a syndicate which included Imperial Innovations Group plc and the Royal Society Enterprise Fund, together investing over £1 million.
  • Government to appoint Chief Adviser on Construction

    IOM3
    Ministers have announced the Government’s response to the recent consultation exercise on the appointment of a Chief Construction Officer.
  • Deadline approaching for CEnv fast track

    IOM3
    Members have until the end of August to take advantage of the fast track accreditation for Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • Wienerberger's Warnham brickworks currently produces 65 million units per year

    Clay bricks receive environmental accreditation

    Clay Technology magazine
    Clay building products made at Warnham brickworks in Horsham, UK, are the first to be accredited with the Building Research Establishment’s environmental and sustainability standard BES 6001, claims owners of the site Wienerberger.
  • Applying the low-energy hydraulic lime mortar

    Low-energy drying technique for lime mortar

    Clay Technology magazine
    A low-energy drying technique for aggregates in hydraulic lime mortar has been developed by a UK consortium. The research aims to make lime mortars commercially viable for new build projects, making bricks easier to recycle with 40% less embodied CO2 than cement mortars.
  • Microcracks that have self-healed

    Self-healing infrastructure

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers in the USA are engineering a concrete to repeatedly self-heal when it cracks. The aim is to limit the costs and environmental footprint of regular maintenance.
  • Concrete bridge

    Slowing concrete creep

    Materials World magazine
    Low-cost and more durable nanoengineered concrete materials are the goal for researchers at MIT in the USA, through improved understanding of creep and how to minimise it.
  • The Vecor brick is made from 95-98% fly ash

    Fly ash bricks to hit market

    Clay Technology magazine
    A technology to manufacture bricks from waste fly ash will be put to the test in a new factory in Hebi, China. Australian manufacturer Vecor is drawing up plans to convert a pilot facility to a full-scale factory by 2011. The site is expected to produce at least 125 million bricks a year, using 250,000t of the waste.
  • IOM3 Council election results for 2009

    IOM3
    The outcome of the recent election of IOM3 Councillors.

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