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  • Brick for all

    From central London developments to 13 th -century Gothic buildings in Spain, there’s a host of brick uses to fit all tastes, as The Brick Development Association’s (BDA) Tom Farmer and Gary Peters discover.
  • Q&A – Tom Reynolds

    The British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) has outlined concerns about the dumping of cheap goods in the UK. Tom Reynolds*, BCC Commercial & Public Affairs Director, talks to Gary Peters about the need for a level playing field and a comprehensive trade deal post-Brexit.
  • A new direction for the cement industry

    Mark Tyrer, Christopher Cheeseman, Alan Maries, and John Provis* look at the history of the cement industry and how it can reduce its CO2 footprint.
  • Q&A – Nigel Clamp

    When it comes to health and safety, Nigel Clamp, Health and Safety Director Africa & Eastern Mediterranean Basin at Heidelberg cement, has seen it all. Here, he talks to Gary Peters about his varied career and his role looking after people in 20 countries.
  • Material Marvels: The bended brain clinic

    Only in Las Vegas, USA, could you get a brain clinic that has an alter ego as an events venue, the Lou Ruvo Clinic for Brain Health. Ines Nastali investigates the materials used to build the hospital with a twist.
  • A more natural future for the construction industry

    Mike Lawrence, who has spent 12 years working in the field of natural building materials, examines why there is growing interest in plant-based alternatives in the construction industry.
  • Organic waste – a new resource?

    Guglielmo Carra, who leads Arup’s Materials Consulting team in Europe, tells Gary Peters why organic waste should be used as a vital resource in the future.
  • Mining for polyhalite

    Gary Peters talks to Graham Clarke, Operations Director at Sirius Minerals, about the company’s polyhalite project at Woodsmith Mine.
  • The grand sustainability challenge

    Alexandra Mitchell, Alison Allen and Edvard Glücksman compare the EU environmental directives and the World Bank’s IFC Performance Standards, and how these assist in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in relation to infrastructure projects.
  • Material Marvels: Linking a nation

    In smaller countries, the links that connect communities rarely register. However, in vast landscapes, across numerous time zones, such as Russia, the importance of transport cannot be overlooked, as Gary Peters reports.