CIRIA research


Working with our members and the wider industry, we have delivered over 1,000 collaborative projects, providing authoritative guidance and helping to solve common industry challenges. Our varied programme of research projects encourage industry collaboration and help improve the quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness and safety of the modern built environment.

Research topics are identified and prioritised by our members and industry practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds. These projects are steered and their results approved by leading industry specialists.

Read quotes from industry practitioners who have been involved in CIRIA's collaborative projects.

CIRIA's collaborative project programme 2017
CIRIA's lastest research opportunities cover a range of topic areas and are available for you to download in document form here as well as being laid out by theme under the project proposals section below. 


Projects underway

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 Project underway:
 Biodiversity Net Gain
 In partnership with both CIEEM and IEMA, CIRIA is developing new guidance to help professionals and UK industry address this challenge and to  achieve ‘Net Gain’ targets for biodiversity.
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Project underway:
Update of SuDS construction guidance
With SuDS becoming more common place and the diversity of schemes and applications growing, it is now timely to update and repackage guidance on SuDS construction.

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Project proposals

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Project proposal:
Managing archaeology in construction
This project will support the realisation of the benefits that archaeology can bring to projects; building on CIRIA’s current guidance – Archaeology and development - a good practice guide to managing risk and maximising benefit (C672).

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Project proposal:
Infrastructure data – signposting of good practice in capture, management and analysis

This new initiative will signpost emerging good practice in the capture, management and analysis of construction and other related data.
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