Nominations invited for Research Excellence Framework panel

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The next exercise will be conducted in 2021. The REF is a process of expert review, carried out by expert panels for each of the 34 subject-based units of assessment (UOAs), under the guidance of four main panels.

Urgent permeation grouting during Crossrail tunnelling

IOM3 Content Cafe
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, London, UK.

A statement from IOM3 – Organisers of PVC 2020

It is with deep disappointment that IOM3 has today announced that PVC2020, scheduled to take place at The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Scotland (20–23 April 2020), will be postponed until Spring 2021 following the escalation of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Update on N&DMS Lecture Programme 2019-20

Newport & District Materials Society
In light of the current position with the coronavirus the committee have decided to cancel the remainder of this term's lecture programme. Hopefully things will be back to normal by...

Packaging Enforcement Undertaking benefits oceans

The Packaging Society
A Birmingham, UK, car parts company has offered a charitable donation after failing to register as a producer of waste packaging.