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BIG Biodiversity Challenge helping nature's recovery
06/07/2017
Join us for the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards celebration on 14 September in London
 
NERC projects – Delivering Green Infrastructure (GI) in the UK
29/06/2017
Outputs now available following the completion of two NERC projects focusing on delivering Green Infrastructure (GI) in the UK.
 
Biodiversity Net Gain Project Consultation Now Open
09/06/2017
Biodiversity Net Gain project next stage consultation is open now
 
Multiplex joins CIRIA membership
06/06/2017
CIRIA extends a warm welcome to newest member, Multiplex.
 
Signposting good practice
06/06/2017
Signposting good practice through online databases
 
Opportunities to get involved in CIRIA projects
24/05/2017
CIRIA offers opportunities for industry support and engagement for two projects.
 
New CIRIA handbook supports responsible sourcing agenda
19/05/2017
New CIRIA handbook to support responsible sourcing agenda
 
Entered the BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2017?
11/05/2017
The BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2017 will close on 12 June. Don't delay - take the challenge and submit your entry.
 
Unique construction industry guidance on hidden defects in bridges launches with 2017 UK roadshow
09/05/2017
CIRIA's new publication (C764) Hidden defects in bridges - guidance on detection and management will launch with a UK roadshow on 1 June.
 
Responsible sourcing in construction
11/04/2017
This CIRIA event series will help organisations understand how the construction industry can work with their suppliers to respond to legislative and market drivers and mitigate risks.
 
CIRIA Contaminated Land Guidance Tool
11/04/2017
CIRIA is very pleased to announce the launch of its new Contaminated Land Guidance Tool.
 
Ready to enter 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge
09/03/2017
Ready to do one thing for biodiversity in construction?
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2017
09/03/2017
CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) is delighted to invite you to the launch of the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards.
 
NERC skills training environmental science
09/03/2017
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is presently consulting on areas of skills training relevant to your organisation
 
Lean views sought
08/03/2017
CIRIA is seeking the views of the industry to scope out the next phase of the Lean2 (lean implementation) project.
 
CIRIA announces new SuDS and SABs facilitation workshops for LAs
08/03/2017
CIRIA announce SuDS and SABs facilitation workshops to help local authorities prepare for change.
 
Retrofit solutions
08/03/2017
Retrofitting surface water management can provide great opportunities to manage local flood risk, diffuse water pollution and deliver urban design and amenity benefits.
 
New 'Ever wondered where the rain goes?' animation promotes Sustainable Drainage
08/03/2017
susdrain has launched an exciting new animation on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) that provides an engaging and digestible overview of SuDS.
 
CIRIA asbestos in soil project begins with appointment of research contractor
08/03/2017
CIRIA has announced the start of its project, Guide to managing and understanding the risks of asbestos in soil and on Brownfield sites.
 
Opportunity to help shape CIRIA's sustainable construction research portfolio
08/03/2017
CIRIA seeks experts from across the construction supply chain to join the Environment & Sustainability Advisory Panel.
 
Carbon - views from the front
08/03/2017
CIRIA will be working with a number of leading organisations to create a series of briefings with each one covering a particular aspect of the low carbon agenda.
 
Biodiversity Net Gain Project Contract Opportunity
13/01/2017
New contract opportunity for Biodiversity Net Gain project
 
Share your views of The SuDS Manual
22/12/2016
CIRIA seeks feedback for The SuDS Manual (C753)
 
Industry support required for Biodiversity Net Gain project
12/12/2016
New CIRIA collaborative project seeks industry support for development of guidance.
 
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management – your input is needed
01/12/2016
CIRIA is seeking feedback on Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management.
 
Highly Commended accolade for The SuDS Manual at the 2016 Landscape Institute Awards
24/11/2016
Highly Commended accolade for The SuDS Manual at the 2016 Landscape Institute Awards.
 
SuDS Manual nominated for 2016 Landscape Institute Awards
23/11/2016
CIRIA’s SuDS Manual nominated in this year’s Landscape Institute Awards.
 
CIRIA welcomes new member Dynasafe BACTEC
22/11/2016
CIRIA welcomes new member Dynasafe BACTEC
 
CIRIA focus on asbestos in soil
04/11/2016
CIRIA focus on asbestos in soil
 
New project proposal announced
27/10/2016
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence launches fifth inquiry into Brexit impact on construction and built environment
 
SuDS Manual receives recognition at 2016 ICE Awards
18/10/2016
CIRIA's SuDS Manual gains recognition at 2016 ICE Awards
 
CIRIA announces infrastructure resilience event series
13/10/2016
CIRIAannounces an infrastructure resilience events series
 
Don't miss out on CIRIA's latest publication launch - Guidance on embedded retaining wall design
21/09/2016
The highly anticipated launch of CIRIA’s new (C760) Guidance on embedded retaining wall design will provide an introduction to the evolution of design practices for embedded retaining walls and showcase the impact C760 will have on civil and geotechn
 
2016 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards winners announced
19/09/2016
CIRIA’s BIG Challenge Awards celebrated the achievements of organisations that ‘did one thing’ to encourage biodiversity on their construction projects.
 
The BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 Shortlist
02/09/2016
The BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 shortlist has been announced...
 
CIRIA supports World Green Building Week
01/09/2016
CIRIA is pleased to support World Green Building Week 2016
 
CIRIA announces new Chief Executive
30/08/2016
CIRIA appoints Dirk Vennix as new Chief Executive
 
Early findings from responding to lessons learnt from flooding research
24/08/2016
Early findings from responding to lessons learnt from flooding research
 
Environmental management in construction - your case studies needed
23/08/2016
CIRIA are seeking case studies which illustrate an aspect of excellent environmental management in construction to be showcased in a series of seminars in Spring 2017.
 
Overwhelming response for BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016
23/08/2016
155+ entries received for BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016
 
Coming soon: Infrastructure and resilience event series
19/08/2016
a new series of CIRIA events and workshops tackling ‘Infrastructure and resilience’ is on the way...
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 closing soon
26/07/2016
The BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 will close on 8 August. Don't delay - take the challenge and submit your entry.
 
Post event content from CIRIA Annual Debate
13/07/2016
Post event content from CIRIA Annual Debate is now available.
 
New report provides authoritative scientific assessment of climate change risks to UK
12/07/2016
The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) says today.
 
A new ‘home’ for WRAP’s Built Environment Programme Knowledgebase
28/06/2016
CIRIA is very pleased to confirm that elements of the built environment Knowledgebase programme, including case studies, good practice guidance and reports have been the transferred to CIRIA website,
 
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.
 
Climate change adaptation costs set to soar on the railway
07/06/2016
According to new research Britain’s railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive action now.
 
Project update: responding to the lessons learned from flooding
20/05/2016
An update on CIRIA's project: Responding to the lessons learned from flooding
 
Cities - adaptation without mitigation is immoral
12/05/2016
CIRIA is hosting an evening debate to discuss current issues of environment and sustainability in a new Urban Era.
 
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.
 
Achieving environmental good practice
04/04/2016
The new CIRIA Environmental good practice on site pocketbook (C762) clear, up-to-date advice on the management of a range of environmental issues that may be encountered on site and presents and encourages the adoption of good practice to reduce the
 
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).
 
Marine unexploded ordnance (UXO) guidance released
10/02/2016
CIRIA marine unexploded ordnance (UXO) assessment and management guidelines establish much-needed good practice rules for the marine construction industry
 
NERC funding opportunity: Environmental Risks to Infrastructure
05/02/2016
Expressions of Interest are invited for collaborative projects between academia and industry to develop and apply existing science
 
Construction Industry Council 2050 group speed mentoring
02/02/2016
The Construction Industry Council's 2050 Group are to run a series of speed mentoring evenings
 
New guidance: Livestock manure and silage storage infrastructure for agriculture
19/01/2016
New free guidance is available on the selection, design, construction and maintenance of livestock manure and silage storage systems.
 
Updated CIRIA CDM guidance available now
04/01/2016
CIRIA launches updated CDM guidance
 
The new SuDS Manual (C753) is released
13/11/2015
CIRIA launches new SuDS Manual (C753)
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards winners 2015
16/10/2015
CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) is delighted to announce the winners for this year’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Shortlist Announced
25/09/2015
CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) is delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for this year’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.
 
Turning research into innovaton
21/09/2015
CIRIA seeks feedback on how organisations approach research and innovation.
 
CIRIA Lean 2015 survey
08/09/2015
CIRIA seeks feedback from organisations and individuals who are considering or at the early stage of their Lean journey. Give us your thoughts on challenges and questions faced.
 
New guidance issued for Dam and reservoir conduits (C743)
26/08/2015
CIRIA has launched new guidance: Dam and reservoir conduits. Inspection, monitoring, maintenance and repair (C743).
 
CIRIA launches new guidance: Old waterfront walls (C746)
28/07/2015
CIRIA has launched new guidance: Old waterfront walls (C746).
 
The benefits of SuDS (BeST)
07/07/2015
CIRIA has developed a new, free tool and guidance, BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool, W045) for use on PC.
 
New tool assesses the benefits of SuDS
07/07/2015
CIRIA has developed a new, free tool and guidance, BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool, W045) for use on PC.
 
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, Delft, The Netherlands
 
The BIM Delivery Cube
26/03/2015
Tim Cole, Executive Vice President, Research & Development at Causeway and Bill Healy, Chair of the BIM Technology Alliance explains how the BIM Delivery Cube will support industry adoption of BIM, and why it was developed…
 
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 publishes 2 new reports on sharing good practice in Local Flood Risk Management
 
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.
 
New infographic highlights the benefits of sustainable drainage
20/02/2015
The ‘Going with the flow’ infographic details some of the key objectives and outcomes from a sustainable drainage approach.
 
Developments in modelling deterioration and degradation of infrastructure assets
02/02/2015
CIRIA is engaging the wider industry to gather knowledge about the use of deterioration and degradation modelling.
 
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.
 
CDM2015 – why you need to understand and prepare now
13/01/2015
Alan Gilbertson discusses the forthcoming changes to the CDM regulations
 
Innovate UK Competition for funding: Urban living
07/01/2015
Innovate UK is to invest up to £7m in collaborative R&D projects that develop products and services from integrated data generated by cities.
 
Managing ground water flood risk presentations available on YouTube
22/12/2014
Watch the video presentations from the LANDFoRM event Managing ground water flood risk on 13 November 2014.
 
Winter 2014 edition of Evolution magazine is now available
04/12/2014
In this issue, we explore: Tony Juniper, leading British campaigner and environmentalist shares views on the importance of biodiversity; Responding to lessons learned from flooding; Reducing the number and impact of major pollution incidents and Wate
 
Responsible sourcing in the construction industry
05/11/2014
CIRIA and Loughborough University will host a conference to provide a unique insight into the latest developments on responsible sourcing in the construction industry.
 
Defra National Pollinator strategy published
05/11/2014
Defra launches National Pollinator strategy
 
CIRIA guide Highly commended at Brownfield Briefings Awards
29/10/2014
CIRIA guidance Highly commended at Brownfield Briefing Awards 2014
 
Responsible sourcing in construction
21/10/2014
Watch a short clip of Peter Hansford, Government Chief Construction Advisor discuss the responsible sourcing conference.
 
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.
 
Industry support grows for CIRIA BIG Challenge
07/10/2014
CIRIA is pleased to welcome Marks & Spencer and the Murphy Group as the newest partners of the BIG Challenge.
 
New funding for susdrain.org demonstrates industry support for sustainable drainage
10/09/2014
Twelve new funders are the latest to join an impressive cross-sector group of organisations dedicated to supporting the www.susdrain.org initiative, further demonstrating growing industry support for widespread delivery of Sustainable Drainage System
 
Opportunities to get involved in forthcoming CIRIA Research
02/09/2014
An opportunity to get involved in several projects that will start later this year.
 
Philip Charles joins the CIC Green Construction Panel
18/08/2014
CIRIA Project Manager Philip Charles has joined the CIC Green Construction Panel.
 
CIRIA’s top beach books for the Summer
30/07/2014
Read CIRIA’s most popular coastal and marine publications this Summer
 
New publications launched in July 2014
22/07/2014
CIRIA has launched new publications in July 2014.
 
CIRIA launches new guidance: Containment systems for the prevention of pollution (C736)
01/07/2014
CIRIA has launched new guidance: Containment systems for the prevention of pollution: Secondary, tertiary and other measures for industrial and commercial premises (C736).
 
Accessing EU funding for innovative civil engineering and construction R&D in the transport sector
17/06/2014
Terry Hill, Arup and Ben Kidd, CIRIA present this MBEKTN webinar recording, which showcases construction research and innovation opportunities in the transport sector.
 
BIG Challenge Awards 2014 open for entries
01/06/2014
CIRIA announces the BIG Challenge Awards 2014.
 
CIRIA launches infrastructure signposts resource
23/05/2014
CIRIA has launched a new resource that signposts relevant links for the civil and infrastructure sectors.
 
International Levee Handbook project highly commended
21/05/2014
The International Levee Handbook (ILH) was highly commended at the 2014 Ground Engineering Awards.
 
CIRIA is recruiting: Associate / Associate Director
09/05/2014
CIRIA is recruiting for a Project Manager.
 
CIRIA launches outputs to support the uptake of designing for exceedance
29/04/2014
The outputs from 'Managing urban flooding from heavy rainfall – encouraging the uptake of designing for exceedance' present lessons learnt and recommendations as well as a selection of case studies.
 
Opportunities to become a susdrain Partner and Supporter
28/04/2014
The susdrain project provides a great thought leadership opportunity that demonstrates your organisation’s commitment to SuDS and the sharing of good practice.
 
Seeking your views on a Community of Practice for the UK and Ireland on Levees
17/04/2014
Survey: Following the success of the International Levee Handbook, a community of practice (CoP) around Levees for the UK and Ireland has been proposed.
 
Asbestos - understanding and managing asbestos risks in soil
27/03/2014
New CIRIA guidance examines asbestos risks in soil.
 
National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group launched
27/03/2014
CIRIA announce launch of National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group