Projects underway

CIRIA’s collaborative research results in the the design and production of high quality and authoritative industry guidance. Find out more about the benefits of collaborative research.

The CIRIA projects listed below are currently underway, please select a project for more information.

Grouting in dams - best practice guidance
This project will provide comprehensive guidance recognising that the long history of dam construction in the UK has resulted in many forms of design, construction and maintenance evident today.
 
A guide for developments on small contaminated sites
This project construction professionals involved in small developments to understand the regulatory requirements, how to overcome access and limited space restrictions, manage soil and waste etc..
 
The benefits of SuDS (BeST)
CIRIA has developed a new, free tool and guidance, BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool, W045) for use on PC.
 
NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Programme (ERIIP)
The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme is a five-year, £5m initiative, which will be driven by the needs of the business community and decision-makers.
 
Asbestos from ground – a site guide
Poor disposal practices, demolition and other anthropogenic processes have resulted in asbestos often being present in the ground particularly on brownfield sites.
 
Update of SuDS construction guidance
Updated guidance on SuDS construction will ensure SuDS are built as designed and provide the functionality and performance required.
 
The UXO Forum
This project has been designed to bring real change to the industry through a series of events and other tools.
 
Contaminated sediments - a good practice guide for the UK
This project will provide a good practice guide on contaminated sediments, which examines how practitioners can use existing reports, and develop practical guidance for the UK.
 
Responding to the lessons learnt from flooding
The aim of this project is to provide guidance on how to implement the recommendations contained in the published reports and from other lessons learned.
 
Minimising risk through responsible sourcing
CIRIA is working in partnership with APRES and Responsible Solutions to develop practical guidance to assist the procurement of key materials for construction projects.
 
Structural stability during refurbishment
The aim of this project is to produce guidance about the common types of structural stability issues.
 
Application of Eurocode 7 to the design of flood embankments
Eurocode 7 is the EU standard for the design of geotechnical structures. Its use in public sector works became mandatory in EU member states in 2010 and it has been implemented in varying ways by member states.
 
Design, modification and removal of river weirs
This project will review and update the current Environment Agency guide on River Weirs, originally published in 2003.
 
Rock slope netting design, installation and maintenance
UK's transportation infrastructure owners and operators are increasingly using rock slope netting to safeguard against rock slope failure and progressive degradation.
 
Starting on site
The aim of this project is to produce a guide covering all the key stages in the planning and set-up of a construction site.
 
Embedded retaining walls - update
Update to the existing best practice guidance on the selection and design of vertical embedded retaining walls.
 
Defects in hidden bridge components
CIRIA will produce a succinct guidance document for Hidden defects in bridge components.
 
Working with wildlife - an application
CIRIA and The Ecology Consultancy are working together to develop a mobile application based on the toolbox talks, species and habitat briefings, to help construction professionals use the guidance on construction sites.
 
Tower Crane stability guidance - update
The update of Tower Crane Stability guide (C654) aims to demonstrate the safe design of tower cranes in response to changes since the publication of the original guidance in 2006.
 
susdrain - the community for SuDS
susdrain is a community that provides up to date guidance, support case studies and photos as well as discussion forums and networking opportunities.
 
Biodiversity interest group
CIRIA's biodiversity interest group is an opportunity for our members to come together and share information, discuss key topics, network and help shape CIRIA's work in this area.
 
Abandoned mineworkings manual
This project will develop a new publication to replace SP32 Construction over abandoned mine workings, published by CIRIA in 1984.