A cracked section of the fibre-reinforced concrete

Bomb-proof concrete

Clay Technology magazine
A high performance concrete designed to reduce the impact of bomb blasts is being investigated by engineers at the University of Liverpool, UK. The material is reinforced with steel fibres and has already been employed in slender footbridges and government buildings in Australia.

New designations for members

The latest members to receive professional qualifications from the Institute.

Fellowship programme invites female applicants

A new UK and Ireland fellowship programme for women in science is inviting applicants.

Minerals and mining library move

Much of the Institute's minerals and mining library is now housed in the new library at the Institute's Grantham centre, The Boilerhouse.

Elections for the Council of the Institute

Members wishing to sit on the Council of the Institute must submit a nomination form by 3 April.