• 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.
  • Neil May (right) discusses the merits of natural materials with the Prince of Wales

    Natural selection – profile of Neil May

    Clay Technology magazine
    The UK construction industry has come to a halt, and it has nothing to do with the economy, argues Neil May, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Natural Building Technologies, UK. He says a lack of investment and training has allowed the sector to stagnate, but natural materials may hold the key to a brighter future.
  • Ceramic bowl

    Low carbon dining

    Clay Technology magazine
    As the industry faces pressure over high energy use in production, ceramic manufacturer, Dudson, UK, has responded with what it claims to be green ceramic tableware in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Barcode is water transferred onto ceramic sanitaryware

    Smart coding sanitaryware

    Clay Technology magazine
    An advanced high temperature barcoding system that can be easily applied to sanitaryware could significantly reduce manufacturing waste, says ceramic manufacturer Xerital Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
  • The material absorbing crack energy

    Ceramics toughen up

    Clay Technology magazine
    A building material that could lead to less brittle, crack resistant, ceramics has been developed by researchers at The University of Manchester, UK, after observing the properties and behaviour of nacre, which compromises calcium carbonate and proteins.
  • Top 10 papers for materials science and engineering journals freely available online

    Maney Publishing
    Top 10 papers for journals within the materials science and engineering collection are freely available online in 2010. The collections represent the best articles published in the journal over the last five years, with some of which receiving a publication award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The top 10 were selected for their presentation of outstanding new research and valuable reviews of the field. Articles are available for free through individual journal websites, or at the Maney Material Science & Engineering Spotlight.
  • Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) launch, December 2009

    Energy Materials Group
    The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) led by the University of Sheffield with Rolls-Royce and supported by the University of Manchester will be based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield.