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BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 winners
19/09/2016
Announcing the 2016 BIG Biodiversity Challenge winners  
 
You've got to be in it - to win it
27/07/2016
The 2016 challenge will be closing on 8 August. Enter now!  
 
Delivering cost effective multi-beneficial sustainable drainage
20/06/2016
CIRIA is delighted to bring its newly updated sustainable drainage training to Ireland during September-October 2016.  
 
How do we create and manage truly sustainable cities?
12/05/2016
CIRIA is proud to announce its annual debate ‘Cities – adaptation without mitigation is immoral’  
 
Have you taken the BIG Biodiversity Challenge
06/05/2016
CIRIA is delighted to announce that the BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 is now open for entries.  
 
Delivering sustainable fit-out projects
17/02/2016
The new CIRIA Fit-out environmental good practice on site guide (C757) provides practical, succinct guidance to support the delivery of fit-out projects applicable across a range of sectors (commercial, retail, education, leisure, health).  
 
New farms guidance: livestock manure and silage storage infrastructure for agriculture
20/01/2016
New free guidance is available on the selection, design, construction and maintenance of livestock manure and silage storage systems.  
 
UK’s most comprehensive SuDS guidance is released
09/11/2015
UK’s most comprehensive SuDS guidance is released to support uptake, manage floods and create better places and spaces. The updated SuDS Manual (C753) incorporates the very latest research, industry practice and guidance  
 
And the BIG Biodiversity Winners Are
16/10/2015
CIRIA’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards celebrated the achievements of organisations that ‘did one thing’ to encourage biodiversity on their construction projects.  
 
Manage risk and enhance reputation through responsible sourcing 2015
29/09/2015
This joint CIRIA and Loughborough University (APRES) event will provide an opportunity to hear progress from across the responsible sourcing sector including a number of new and innovative tools and guidance.  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards shortlist
25/09/2015
CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) is delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for this year’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.  
 
The Crown Estate supports Marine sand and gravel conference
07/04/2015
The Crown Estate supports EMSAGG conference: marine sand and gravel - finding common ground on 4-5 June in Delft, The Netherlands  
 
Industry leaders to discuss progress on Construction 2025 targets
26/03/2015
Industry leaders to discuss progress on Construction 2025 targets  
 
Sharing good practice in Local Flood Risk Management
25/03/2015
CIRIA announces publication of Communication and engagement in local flood risk management (C751) and Communication and engagement in local flood risk management techniques the companion guide (C752).  
 
Combatting Scour: Protecting our Assets
19/03/2015
CIRIA announces publication of the Scour Manual, second edition (C742)  
 
Unleash your Wild Side and rise to the BIG Challenge
23/02/2015
CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) is delighted to announce that the BIG Challenge 2015 is now open for entries.  
 
The evolving nature of environmental good practice on construction sites
15/01/2015
CIRIA’s popular Environmental good practice on site guide was first published in 1999 and the latest 4th edition (C741) reflects changes in legislation, developments in practice and emergence of new topics that the industry needs to consider.  
 
BIG Challenge Awards winners announced
15/10/2014
CIRIA’s BIG Challenge Awards celebrated the achievements of organisations that ‘did one thing’ to encourage biodiversity on their construction projects.  
 
Responsible sourcing in the construction industry
02/10/2014
CIRIA and Loughborough University will host a conference to provide a unique insight into the latest developments on responsible sourcing in the construction industry.  
 
Industry support grows for CIRIA BIG Challenge
02/10/2014
CIRIA and Loughborough University will host a conference to provide a unique insight into the latest developments on responsible sourcing in the construction industry.  
 
Industry supports innovative Biodiversity Awards
14/07/2014
CIRIA welcomes industry support for innovative Biodiversity Awards  
 
BIG Challenge Awards 2014 open for entries
30/05/2014
CIRIA announces the BIG Challenge Awards 2014.  
 
International Levee Handbook project highly commended
21/05/2014
The International Levee Handbook (ILH) was highly commended at the 2014 Ground Engineering Awards.  
 
CIRIA announces National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group
26/03/2014
CIRIA is pleased to announce the launch of the National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group bringing together some of the largest UK infrastructure providers from the transport and utilities sectors.  
 
CIRIA announces new Chief Executive
26/03/2014
CIRIA is pleased to announce the launch of the National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group bringing together some of the largest UK infrastructure providers from the transport and utilities sectors.  
 
Asbestos - understanding and managing asbestos risks in soil
26/03/2014
The outcome of the project findings are now published in CIRIA report Asbestos in soil and made ground: a guide to understanding and managing risks (C733) which will also be the first good practice guidance document since 1990 in the UK.  
 
Industry Awards nomination for CIRIA staff
03/03/2014
Louise Clarke and Philip Charles, two of CIRIA’s Project Managers have been recognised for awards.  
 
Water sensitive urban design film wins Sustainable Water Industry Group Award
21/11/2013
A new film, promoting the creation of 'water sensitive cities' as a way of addressing the major challenges of water shortage, flooding and pollution, has won a Sustainable Water Industry Group (SWIG) Award in the Communications Category.  
 
Embedding sustainable procurement in construction
23/10/2013
CIRIA is pleased to be working with Loughborough University's Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing (APRES) and the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) to jointly deliver Applying sustainable procurement in construction conference o  
 
The BIG Challenge - 12 organisations sign up
17/10/2013
CIRIA's Biodiversity Interest Group launched the BIG Challenge on 15 October 2013 at a workshop hosted by AECOM. The BIG Challenge encourages one new biodiversity enhancement on each site/development.  
 
International projects announce launch of new guidance on floodrisk and levee management
27/09/2013
Floods are considered the major natural hazard in the EU in terms of risk to people and assets. The most recent extensive springtime flooding in Central Europe seriously affected several German states and Czech regions and caused localised problems i  
 
New international guidance set to improve Levee design construction and operation
06/08/2013
The International Levee Handbook (ILH) will be launched in October 2013 and is a comprehensive and definitive guide to good practice in the evaluation, design, implementation, maintenance and management of levees.  
 
Can Water Sensitive Urban Design deliver better water management AND urban design?
24/01/2013
CIRIA has announced plans to launch an innovative report on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) at the Ecobuild 2013 exhibition.  
 
CIRIA announce series of sustainability events
30/03/2012
CIRIA has announced a series of five sustainability events to coincide with the Rio +20 conference to be held in Brazil.  
 
Booking opens for EMSAGG 2012 Conference
29/03/2012
Registration is now open for the fourth EMSAGG (European Marine Sand and Gravel Group) conference.  
 
CIRIA asbestos in soil project begins with appointment of research contractor
24/01/2012
CIRIA, the construction industry research association, has announced the start of its project, Guide to managing and understanding the risks of asbestos in soil and on Brownfield sites, with the appointment of lead research contractors, Land Quality  
 
CIRIA announces new SuDS and SABs facilitation workshops
17/01/2012
CIRIA, has announced a range of new SuDS and SAB facilitation workshops in a bid to help local authorities prepare for legislative changes.