• A demonstration model of the supply chain

    Linking the supply chain

    Clay Technology magazine
    Software that may help manufacturers and product designers reduce the costs and CO2 emissions associated with transporting and storing goods across all sectors is said to have been used for the first time by a major UK retailer on beverage packaging.
  • Materials Science & Engineering Special Issues

    Maney Publishing
    Journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection regularly publish special issues focusing on topics of current interest. Information about special issues is posted on the individual journal homepage and the Materials Science & Engineering Spotlight. Find out about our forthcoming Special Issues here...
  • Bill Bolsover

    Unsung heroes? Supporting construction products

    Clay Technology magazine
    The new Chairman of the UK’s Construction Products Association, Bill Bolsover, has never been scared to get his hands dirty, which is good as he takes on the post at an uncertain time for the industry. This former miner and concrete plant manager talks to Rupal Mehta about the need for stronger Government backing for a sector that is vital to the UK economy.
  • Bricks from bacteria

    Clay Technology magazine
    Bricks, grown at room temperature from bacteria, sand, and urea, could drastically reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint, their developer claims, at the American University of Sharjah in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Hanson offices Stewartby

    Hanson awarded British Precast project prize

    The Ceramics Society
    An office development on Hanson’s former brick works site at Stewartby, Bedfordshire, has won the 2010 British Precast Concrete Federation’s ‘best project’ award.
  • Cast your vote to fund UK museums

    The Art Fund Prize is offering £100,000 to the UK museum which receives the most votes in its online poll.
  • Building under construction

    Building in carbon

    Materials World magazine
    A technique for carbon profiling, as a solution for quantifying embodied and operational carbon in buildings, has been put forward in a report commissioned by the UK’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
  • New Minister for Construction Announced

    The Ceramics Society
    The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced that the new minister with responsibility for the construction industry is Chartered Surveyor Mark Prisk.
  • IOM3 Medals and Prizes 2010 winners

    The Institute has announced the 2010 winners of its Medals and Prizes.
  • Materials Science & Engineering Spotlight

    Maney Publishing
    Maney Publishing is the official publisher for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM 3 ). IOM 3 members have free online access to the Institute’s refereed journals via Ingenta. View this article to find out more about our journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection.