Corporate Members

IMS values the support it receives from its Corporate Members. Learn more about them on this page.


Aircrete Europe

Aircrete Europe is the leading developer and manufacturer of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) technology for AAC panels and blocks production. We design and deliver the most innovative turn-key AAC plants around the world, based on our unique SUPER SMOOTH flat-cake cutting technology.

Being the long-term, exclusive project partner for our customers, we guide you through all the steps of planning, building and operating your AAC factory. We are a full technology partner, not just a machine supplier, resulting in a far higher value service for our customers. Our organization constantly invests in innovation and technology to optimize the production process and the product quality.

Brick Development Association

Brick Development Association

The Association is the national authority on clay bricks and pavers. Our 13-strong membership accounts for almost 100% of the sector’s productivity in the UK.



CERIB is the French acronym for Centre d’Etudes et des Recherches de l’Industrie du Béton. It is a state-approved non-public body founded in 1967 whose mission is to facilitate technological progress, productivity enhancement and quality improvement in the precast concrete industry while applying sustainable-development principles.

CERIB is a notified body for the CE marking (n° 1164) of numerous construction products and is a French accredited or certified body for activities such as certification, testing, metrology, inspection, research or training. It is also a French approved laboratory for fire resistance and for individual wastewater treatment systems.

CERIB’s competencies are focussed on Materials, Concrete Technology, Fast Manufacturing Processes, Design of Structures, Mechanical and Fire Resistance Evaluations and Simulations, Metrology and Calibration, Life Cycle Assessments, Standards and Regulations, Quality Safety Environment Management Systems, Workers’ Health and Safety.

High scientific value is systematically supplied for every technical project or investigation proceeded by the technical teams made up of experienced doctors, engineers and technicians.

The services provided are managed under a strict confidentiality and independency keeping away any conflict of interest between research, consultancy, testing and certification activities.


One of the largest manufacturers of building products in the UK. Our wide, diverse and trusted range of concrete and clay building products is recognised and respected across the construction sector, and includes London Brick, Thermalite, Formpave, Cradley, Red Bank and Jetfloor.


Innovation in Structural Investigation

H+H UK Ltd

H+H UK is Britain’s largest manufacturer of aircrete products. The company manufactures the market-leading range of Celcon Blocks and the H+H range of aircrete products. H+H is an innovative company, leading the field in research and development which has made aircrete the versatile building product it is today. Aircrete is manufactured largely from recycled materials and its sustainable properties help to cut carbon emissions. H+H has always enjoyed longstanding and invaluable relationships with its partners and customers throughout the UK, based on Quality, Innovation and Trust. Aircrete is a widely used building material in UK construction: its lightweight design, flexibility of use and inherent thermal efficiency make it ideal for the construction of all building types.


The Department of Engineering and Geology (INGEO) of the ‘G. d’Annuzio’ University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, is a higher education institution counting more than 23,000 students, it is a dynamically growing department which plays a key role in the research field of structural engineering at national and international level, with emphasis on earthquake engineering.  The Department has a Structural Test Laboratory (SCAM) with a reaction wall, and a strong floor, to test the vulnerability of buildings to earthquakes as well as other threats to structural integrity.  INGEO is also involved in several EU programmes, increasing and consolidating the relations with the major European and non-European education and research institutions

Ibstock Brick

Ibstock Brick is the UK’s leading brickmaker, offering a wide range of clay facing bricks and other clay based construction products manufactured at 19 factories across the country.

The company’s roots can be traced back to the 1820s to the village of Ibstock in Leicestershire where the business is still based. Ibstock has over 600 different bricks and pavers in its product range which also includes external wall insulation and rain screen cladding systems. This range and variety makes Ibstock Brick the first choice for architects and builders alike.

Leviat is the new home of Ancon, Halfen, Helifix and many more trusted product brands.

Leviat a CRH Company, unites the expertise, skills and resources of CRH’s construction accessories businesses in a single global organisation. Leading industry names, including Ancon, Halfen and Helifix have come together as Leviat to better support our customers.  We are building on our individual strengths to enable us to be even more agile and responsive to your needs, as they evolve over time.

Our Ancon range of steel components provide strength and stability to buildings and structures around the world. Trusted for their integrity, reliability and compliance, Ancon steel fixings are precision-manufactured to perform in the most demanding concrete and masonry applications.

 Products include masonry support and reinforcement systems, wall ties and restraint fixings, engineered concrete connections such as shear load connectors and reinforcing bar couplers, and reinforcement continuity systems.

 Leviat applies its technical expertise to create the most efficient, cost-effective and high-performance Ancon components for construction projects, including architecturally ambitious high-rise developments, landmark sporting stadia and major infrastructure schemes, such as bridges and tunnels.

Our Helifix product range comprises innovative helical wall ties, fixings and masonry repair systems used in applications such as crack stitching, stabilising bowed walls and creating load bearing masonry beams which redistribute structural loads.

Helifix products are available throughout the UK and have become firmly established in many parts of the globe. Our simple, yet extremely effective, products and associated techniques are widely used and recommended by the principal manufacturers of complimentary construction materials.



Lucideon are experts in all things building and construction, from raw materials and construction products to buildings and infrastructure, whether new-build or redevelopment projects. Lucideon’s knowledge and experience of the construction industry is backed up by their multifaceted consultancy, testing and R&D capabilities. The materials expertise, cross-industry experience and innovative thinking at Lucideon makes them a world leader in engineering and construction technologies.

Lucideon works throughout the lifecycle of products, systems and buildings, from developing new materials and laboratory testing, to factory production control and on-site investigations.

MPA Mortar

MPA Mortar, pre 2020 known as the Mortar Industry Association (MIA) is part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

National House Building Council

NHBC are the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for UK house-building for new homes. As a non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee, our stated purpose is to give homeowners confidence in the quality of new homes.


Wienerberger is a leading international supplier of building materials and infrastructure solutions. Wienerberger is the world’s largest producer of bricks and a leading supplier of clay roof tiles, concrete pavers and pipe systems in Europe.