• 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.
  • Material Marvels: The Golden Gateway

    From its completion in 1937 to the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York in 1964, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest main span in the world. It now stands as an iconic landmark in San Francisco. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Cementing a sustainable future

    Professor John L Provis and Dr Susan A Bernal look at the possibility of producing environmentally friendly cements.
  • The breakdown

    At ClayTech UK 2017, speakers looked at the challenges and opportunities ahead for the clay and brick industries. Ines Nastali attended the event and learnt, with Brexit bringing change, UK-wide initiatives are needed and being welcomed.
  • Fancy façade

    Cartwright Gardens is located in the middle of central London, surrounded by a Georgian garden square. Opposite sits a newly built student hall featuring a 4,500m 2 brick façade that was delivered using off-site construction. Ines Nastali reports.
  • Q&A – Alison Cooke

    Gary Peters talks to Alison Cooke about her latest clay project in Cornwall, plans for the Thames Tideway Tunnel and why the sector needs to embrace experimentation.
  • Q&A – Sean Wilkins

    Sean Wilkins, recently appointed Technical Manager at the Brick Development Association (BDA), talks to Gary Peters about his introduction into the sector and the differences between residential, commercial and civil developments.
  • Q&A: Tidal engineering

    Mike Unsworth is the director of engineering and construction at Tidal Lagoon Power. Here, the mechanical engineer tells Ines Nastali what materials will be used to build the planned tidal power lagoons in Wales and explains how to maintain them.