Q&A – Keith Aldis Chief Executive of the BDA

Natalie Daniels talks to Keith Aldis, the new chief executive of the BDA, about his plans for the organisation and why brick is favourable in the construction industry.

Building out of poverty

The future of urban development requires planning and appropriate materials. Alastair Marsh argues that geopolymers could be a part of the solution.

Innovative Materials to Enhance Head Protection in Contact Sports by Peter Theobald

Peter Theobald from Cardiff University gave a thought provoking lecture on the design requirements for protective headgear.

Q&A with plastics packaging expert Bruce Margetts

Natalie Daniels talks to Bruce Margetts about his career in plastics packaging, the challenges facing the industry and why Brexit might not be a bad thing for it.

Fred Starr recollects: waters of destruction

Fred Starr puts the UK’s burst water mains into perspective, recounting his experience with dirty water in Pakistan.