Research by topic: Civil and ground engineering

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Projects underway

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.  
Abandoned mineworkings manual
This project will develop a new publication to replace SP32 Construction over abandoned mine workings, published by CIRIA in 1984.  

Project proposals

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
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.
Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for civil infrastructure
This scoping project will determine what guidance is required for those specifying and managing structural health monitoring (SHM) systems. CIRIA will use the findings from a scoping workshop to develop a research proposal for good practice guidance