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BLA student award for innovations in lime

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Undergraduates invited to submit papers or projects on original and innovative uses of lime

THE British Lime Association (BLA) is launching a competition for students with the aim of rewarding originality and innovation in uses of lime in building, construction and civil engineering.

The award recognizes the importance of UK lime as a sustainable and essential mineral in building, construction and civil engineering.


MPA executive director Pal Chana said: ‘We often don’t realize how essential and versatile lime is as a mineral. Industries and commodities as diverse as construction, steel making, drinking water and even sugar all depend on this critical mineral.

‘It is the oldest man-made material and, historically, societies have relied heavily on lime to produce many everyday items since the Roman times. Yet, lime frequently remains unseen.’

The BLA is inviting UK undergraduates to submit papers or projects on any topic within building, construction and civil engineering that uses lime with a sustainability theme.

In particular, papers featuring new, inventive ideas and novel uses of lime are being encouraged.

There will be a cash prize of £1,000 for the winning entry presented at an industry dinner later this year. The competition is open until 30 September 2015.

For more details or to enter, contact Peter Grosvenor on tel: 07704 174727; or email:

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