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St Lukes School, Architype Ltd, Wolverhampton, UK

Schooled in timber - using wood for the construction of schools

What benefits can be gained by using wood for the construction of schools and what are the key issues to consider? Gary Price investigates

Tom Moffat MBE CEng HonFIMMM (Profile)

Tom Moffat is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute who was born into a mining family, and after starting his career as a colliery electrician, went on to teaching and was also a champion of small businesses.

Dr Lionel Parks CChem FIMMM (Profile)

Starting his career in 1957 sampling and analysing ores and minerals, Lionel Parks went on to work on asbestos and thermal insulation materials. He eventually became MD of a company developing fire protection materials which are now used worldwide.

Professor Aldo Boccaccini FIMMM (Profile)

Although he has been a member of IOM3 for a long time, Aldo's strong association with IOM3 started soon after joining the Department of Materials of Imperial in 2000.