Materials Society of Cumbria wins IOM3 Local Society of the Year 2009

Materials Society of Cumbria
IOM3 has awarded the Materials Society of Cumbria the small society category (<30 average attendance) of its Local Society of the Year competition for 2009.
The Hanson EcoHouse, on display at the Building Research Establishment in Watford, UK. It offers a 44% improvement in energy sustainability over 2006 building standards

Steps for zero carbon homes

Clay Technology magazine
Plans for all new UK homes to be zero carbon from 2016 must be reviewed in light of the current economic situation, according to the UK Federation of Master Builders.

New Maney Publishing website

Maney Publishing, who produce the Institute's journals, are launching a new website.
Building work

Construction products industry calls for help

Clay Technology magazine
Urgent delivery of promised public construction programmes is needed, says the UK Construction Products Association Chairman, Adrian Barden, in a letter to the Government. In the past year UK construction has fallen by nearly 50%, with over 69,000 jobs being lost as of February, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Packaging operators receive NVQs

The Packaging Society
PIABC has awarded packaging operators at Catalent Pharma Solution’s packaging facility in Corby National Vocational Qualifications Level 2.