Research by topic: Civil and ground engineering

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Projects underway

Tower Crane stability guidance - update
24/02/2016
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.  
 
Embedded retaining walls - update
22/03/2016
Update to the existing best practice guidance on the selection and design of vertical embedded retaining walls.  
 
Abandoned mineworkings manual
22/03/2016
This project will develop a new publication to replace SP32 Construction over abandoned mine workings, published by CIRIA in 1984.  
 
Design, modification and removal of river weirs
22/03/2016
This project will review and update the current Environment Agency guide on River Weirs, originally published in 2003.  
 

Project proposals

Seaside piers - inspection and rehabilitation
This project will provide guidance for individuals and teams to understand enough about the potential structural problems and their solutions to appoint appropriate inspection and repair specialists.
 
Advanced Numerical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering
Undertaking mainstream geotechnical design with numerical methods is relatively new for the industry and senior engineers potentially unfamiliar with the methods are required to put in place structures and procedures to guide the outcome and ensure r
 
Horizontal directional drilling
This new guidance will provide designers, contractors and owners with a clear understanding of the technique of horizontal directional drilling.
 
Grouted (Ground) Anchors - condition appraisal and remedial treatment
The publication of BS EN 1537:2013 (Execution of special geotechnical works grouted anchors) and revision of BS8081 and EC7, has presented a timely opportunity to produce good practice guidance for the industry.
 
Design and Construction of Basements for Domestic Clients - geotechnical considerations
This best practice report would specifically address the geotechnical design of walls and foundations together with other associated ground related matters.