Infrastructure

As well as the need to use low carbon materials in construction, the need to minimise energy and water consumption within buildings is key to reaching our climate change targets

Around 40% of UK carbon emissions are linked to the built environment - this includes both the construction and the use of the built environment. Construction is also responsible for 50% of all extracted materials. 

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The selection of the most appropriate materials with the lowest embodied carbon is essential for the reduction in the carbon burden of the industry. As well as the need to use low carbon materials in construction, the need to minimise energy and water consumption within buildings is key to reaching our climate change targets.  

The Technical Communities that make up the built environment theme in IOM3 have the common challenge of reducing the carbon footprint of the UK’s built environment while, through the selection of innovative materials, delivering building that can help reduce the environmental impact of construction projects, saving energy, reduce pollution, conserving resources and also create a healthier indoor environment by reducing the use of harmful chemicals and improving air quality.

 

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2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes

IOM3 has a range of Awards, Medal and Prizes to recognise personal achievement, for published work and for contributions to the Institute, knowledge, outreach and profession. 

Nominations for the 2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes closed on 29 February and the winners will be announced in June. Visit our Awards pages to see details of the awards and competitions on offer and details of previous winners.

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Are you looking for information or advice on materials? Our Information Services team can help you find relevant articles and literature from our extensive library collections and provide signposting to sources of advice.  

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IOM3 communities active in infrastructure

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Composites Group

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Polymer Group

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Construction Materials Group