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IOM3 2006 Annual Review now available

IOM3
The Institute's Annual Review for 2006 has been published.

Cement and Concrete Science Conference 2007

The Ceramics Society
The next annual Cement and Concrete Science Conference will be held at Royal Holloway College, London on 17th and 18th September 2007.

Eco-clay walls

Clay Technology magazine
Natural Building Technologies ThermoPlan deep wall cavity system has received an 'A' rating in The Green Guide to Housing Specification from the Building Research Establishment. The porous clay structure is thermally efficient, minimising cold bridging and damp/cold cavities.

Safety comes first at Baggeridge Brick

Clay Technology magazine
Baggeridge Brick's Rudgwick site in West Sussex is the first UK brick factory to receive OHSAS 18001 certification. The standard rewards the development of an occupational health and safety management system. Baggeridge has been addressing health and safety work practices as part of the ‘Pledge' made by members of the British Ceramic Confederation in 2000. The aim is to reduce the number of working days lost due to work-related injury and ill health by 30% by 2010, as well as ensuring each staff member has received relevant training.
Air gaps microprocessor

Air-gap insulation method increases chip speed

Materials World magazine
Air gap insulation between copper wires in microprossesors can increase chip speed making them more efficient, say researchers at IBM.

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