• Government to appoint Chief Adviser on Construction

    IOM3
    Ministers have announced the Government’s response to the recent consultation exercise on the appointment of a Chief Construction Officer.
  • Deadline approaching for CEnv fast track

    IOM3
    Members have until the end of August to take advantage of the fast track accreditation for Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • Wienerberger's Warnham brickworks currently produces 65 million units per year

    Clay bricks receive environmental accreditation

    Clay Technology magazine
    Clay building products made at Warnham brickworks in Horsham, UK, are the first to be accredited with the Building Research Establishment’s environmental and sustainability standard BES 6001, claims owners of the site Wienerberger.
  • Applying the low-energy hydraulic lime mortar

    Low-energy drying technique for lime mortar

    Clay Technology magazine
    A low-energy drying technique for aggregates in hydraulic lime mortar has been developed by a UK consortium. The research aims to make lime mortars commercially viable for new build projects, making bricks easier to recycle with 40% less embodied CO2 than cement mortars.
  • Konrad Goess-Saurau, Executive Chairman of British Ceramic Tile

    Recapturing our past glory in manufacturing

    Clay Technology magazine
    Konrad Goess-Saurau believes that engineering experience is the key to a lucrative manufacturing business. As Executive Chairman, the entrepreneur is taking British Ceramic Tile on its own success story by looking to the UK’s industrial past. Gary Price reports
  • The Vecor brick is made from 95-98% fly ash

    Fly ash bricks to hit market

    Clay Technology magazine
    A technology to manufacture bricks from waste fly ash will be put to the test in a new factory in Hebi, China. Australian manufacturer Vecor is drawing up plans to convert a pilot facility to a full-scale factory by 2011. The site is expected to produce at least 125 million bricks a year, using 250,000t of the waste.
  • Ventilated tile façade composition

    Laminating tile façades

    Clay Technology magazine
    A polymer lamination system for ventilated tile façades improves integrity as well as resistance to tearing, water and UV, say researchers in Spain. They add that the film is faster and cheaper to apply than using traditional wet-chemistry methods.
  • IOM3 Council election results for 2009

    IOM3
    The outcome of the recent election of IOM3 Councillors.
  • IOM3 2009 Award and Prize winners announced

    IOM3
    The recipients of the 2009 Institute Awards and Prizes have been decided. The premier award winners will receive their awards at a ceremony on 7 July.
  • The Hanson EcoHouse, on display at the Building Research Establishment in Watford, UK. It offers a 44% improvement in energy sustainability over 2006 building standards

    Steps for zero carbon homes

    Clay Technology magazine
    Plans for all new UK homes to be zero carbon from 2016 must be reviewed in light of the current economic situation, according to the UK Federation of Master Builders.

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