• Government and industry launch progress report on strategy for sustainable construction

    IOM3
    As part of the Progress Report on the Strategy for Sustainable Construction the Government and industry have revealed the achievements made so far on their commitments to change radically the way the UK construction industry designs and builds.
  • Government announces Low Carbon Review of the Construction Industry

    IOM3
    At the meeting of the Strategic Forum for Construction, Peter Mandelson announced that he was commissioning a review of the construction industry to ensure it was "fit for purpose" for delivering a low carbon future.
  • Nominations invited for Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes

    IOM3
    The Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes are accepting nominations until 18 December.
  • 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.

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