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European recycling markets reel from coronavirus

Concerns over the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak on key European recycling markets sharply escalated this week following the adoption of further containment measures across the continent.

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.

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.

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.

The benefits of ongoing skills support and training

Technical workshops made their debut at the 2019 ClayTech event. Among the displays of automated brickmaking systems, binding materials and testing equipment, participants were able to take advantage of a series of educational sessions for the first time. Here, we take a look at the benefits of ongoing skills support and the history of the associations’ commitment to training.

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