• Jeremy English

    We need a ‘science first’, ‘fact-based’ approach to Fire Safety Bill

    Jeremy English, Sales Director at Södra Wood Ltd, Gloucester, UK, states that a ‘science first’, ‘fact-based’ approach is required to the Fire Safety Bill.
  • Masked doctor

    Nine-day wonder – the nascency of Nightingale Hospital amid COVID-19

    Fangcang shelter hospitals were established in China early in the COVID-19 outbreak, the UK take is the NHS Nightingale Hospital. Katherine Williams explores the story behind its creation.
  • Q&A with Mark Watters from The BidBase

    Idha Valeur talks to Mark Watters, Managing Director of The BidBase, about bid writing, common mistakes, how to avoid them and what makes a good bid writer.
  • Pitching for research funding

    Securing funding for research is a job in itself – it requires research. Where to go for help? How to write the application? And how do you make the most of the opportunity and avoid the pitfalls? Idha Valeur explores how best to navigate the funding jungle.
  • The five VinylPlus sustainability challenges as presented by https://vinylplus.eu/

    A lead on recycling PVC

    Dr Mark Everard, Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services at the University of the West of England, UK, discusses the need for rational, science-based and profitable steps towards a sustainable future and resolve the circular economy and clean chemistry conflict.
  • Assessment of permeability and behaviour of chalk in deep boreholes

    The UK’s fast rail-link, HS2 proposes to boring a deep tunnel 60m+ through the Chilterns, chalk hills located in the South of England.
  • Urgent permeation grouting during Crossrail tunnelling

    Faced with water inflow to a Crossrail tunnel, what do you do? Stay calm and call for an IOM3 member. Keller - BAM Ritchies JV's David Bradley describes his role in averting potential flooding and tunnel collapse at Tottenham Court Road.
  • Tacking on technology in construction

    Housebuilding in the UK is continuously falling short of the government’s ambitious targets, and companies are turning to new technologies and techniques to improve the situation, while maintaining standards of quality and living. From speeding up production to creating a better environment, Clay Technology takes a look at some of the ways the industry is improving construction.
  • Climate change and COP26 – what the brick has to do with it?

    COP26 is the next global conference on climate change, where 196 states will meet in Glasgow, UK, early in November 2020 to make key decisions to safeguard the planet. Cleia President, Philippe Penillard, discusses.
  • Q&A with Sharon Harris from Forterra

    Forterra Plant Manager at the aircrete block production facility in Hams Hill, Coleshill, UK, Sharon Harris, speaks to Idha Valeur about her career in construction. Appointed to the position in July 2018, making her the company’s first female plant manager, Harris is responsible for overseeing the production of construction products including Thermalite aircrete blocks.

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