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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
 
Overwhelming response for BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016
23/08/2016
155+ entries received for BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016
 
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.
 
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).
 
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 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.
 
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
 
Industry leaders to discuss progress on Construction 2025 targets
26/03/2015
Industry leaders to discuss progress on Construction 2025 targets
 
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…
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
Industry awards nomination for CIRIA staff
01/03/2014
Louise Clarke and Philip Charles, two of CIRIA’s Project Managers have been recognised for awards.
 
CIRIA supports Green Sky Thinking 2014
17/02/2014
CIRIA is pleased to support the collaborative platform of Green Sky Thinking in 2014.
 
Transforming construction by adopting a Lean Thinking approach...
28/01/2014
This popular site guide is now available for ??5 a copy plus p&p.
 
Meeting room facilities available for hire
21/01/2014
CIRIA is pleased to offer meeting room hire facilities at our new offices located in the Barbican area of London.
 
Leading infrastructure clients come together to tackle industry big challenges
07/01/2014
On 11 December 2013 CIRIA brought together senior representatives from national civil infrastructure client organisations to facilitate cross-sector dialogue and identify common challenges and potential collaborative solutions.
 
TRaCCA: input sought a for new web portal
11/12/2013
CIRIA is seeking input from potential users of a new TRaCCA web portal.
 
Who's doing what in Health & Safety?
18/11/2013
In response to a request from CIRIA members about 'who is doing what' in relation to CDM2007 CIRIA has created a directory of principal groups active in health and safety in construction.
 
The BIG Challenge - 'Do one thing'
15/10/2013
The BIG 'Do one thing' Challenge is to add one new biodiversity enhancement on each site or development.
 
New 'Ever wondered where the rain goes?' animation promotes Sustainable Drainage
07/10/2013
susdrain has launched an exciting new animation on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) that provides an engaging and digestible overview of SuDS.
 
Have your say - contaminated sediments event
05/09/2013
CIRIA seeks experts from across the construction supply chain to join the Environment & Sustainability Advisory Panel.
 
Opportunity to help shape CIRIA's sustainable construction research portfolio
16/08/2013
CIRIA seeks experts from across the construction supply chain to join the Environment & Sustainability Advisory Panel.
 
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)
26/07/2013
CIRIA together with its funders and partners has launched an ideas booklet (C723), scoping study (C724) and animation to discuss and promote the role of water sensitive urban design in the UK.
 
Environmental good practice on site - CIRIA's complete portfolio of resources
25/07/2013
Construction activities have the potential to impact the surrounding environment, from its immediate neighbours to the wider environment. Good environmental practice enables these impacts to be managed positively.
 
CIRIA has moved to new offices
24/07/2013
CIRIA has moved to a new office in the Barbican area
 
Louise Clarke part of 30 strong Construction Leadership Council team unveiled today
02/07/2013
Louise Clarke, CIRIA Project Manager announced as a member of the Construction Leadership Council
 
New CIRIA guidance on assessing stairs in public places
14/06/2013
CIRIA has published a new guide Safer stairs in public places - assessment of existing stairs (C722)
 
Ben Kidd listed in top 50 rising stars of sustainability by Building Magazine
27/02/2013
CIRIA,s Network Manager, Ben Kidd has been included in Building Magazine,s top 50 list of 'rising stars of sustainability' for 2013
 
CIRIA launches BIM strategy training for consultants and clients
12/02/2013
CIRIA is pleased to announce a new 1 day BIM training course for clients and consultants.
 
CIRIA to launch WSUD engagement report at Ecobuild 2013
22/01/2013
CIRIA will launch the Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) scoping report on Tuesday 5 March at 4pm on CIRIA stand S1836.
 
CDM2014 (?) to replace CDM 2007
19/12/2012
An update for CIRIA members - December 2012
 
CIRIA to exhibit at Ecobuild 2013
06/12/2012
CIRIA is pleased to participate at Ecobuild 2013 taking place on 5-7 March, at Excel - London.
 
Trees in the built environment: events series round up
23/11/2012
During 2012 the CIRIA Network held a series of events to mark the launch of The benefits of large species trees in urban landscapes: a costing, design and management guide (C712)
 
CIRIA launches Biodiversity Interest Group
31/10/2012
CIRIA has set up a biodiversity interest group for members.
 
CIRIA Book Sale announced
16/10/2012
A selection of titles are available at up to 50% discount.
 
New manager for CIRIA Network announced
01/10/2012
Ben Kidd, who has rejoined CIRIA following his role as Programme Manager for the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium takes over as CIRIA Network manager
 
AECOM joins CIRIA Core Membership
26/09/2012
CIRIA is delighted to welcome AECOM as a Core member.
 
Industry feedback required for constructing a safer coastline
05/09/2012
CIRIA is working with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to address issues of coastal safety and construction.
 
CIRIA announces new Chairman
24/07/2012
CIRIA is delighted to welcome David Belsham, Director, BAM Nuttall, as Chairman of the Executive Board.
 
CIRIA seeks support for update of SuDS Manual
13/07/2012
The aim of this project is to update CIRIA's SuDS Manual (C697) to reflect changes in good practice and regulations.
 
Water Sensitive Urban Design - case studies and feedback required
03/07/2012
This CIRIA project aims to deliver a scoping study that develops a vision for WSUD in the UK, exploring the application of international experience, guidance, identifying and (where possible) evaluating the broader benefits.
 
Update of concrete guidance
13/06/2012
The subject of cracking of concrete structures due to thermal effects (as well as shrinkage) has continued to challenge researchers and designers since the publication of CIRIA's Early-age thermal crack control in concrete (C660) guidance in 2007.
 
Retrofit solutions
22/05/2012
Retrofitting surface water management can provide great opportunities to manage local flood risk, diffuse water pollution and deliver urban design and amenity benefits.