Sample briefings

Evolving our approach to manage surface water
Managing surface water differently provides an opportunity to improve urban areas, says Dr Chris Digman, MWH and Jonathan Glerum, CIRIA

Designing out waste in civil engineering projects
Dr Mike Watson, head of construction at WRAP, explains the rationale for tackling waste arising at the drawing board

Lean and sustainability - synergies and opportunities
Owen Jenkins and Gillian Wadams, CIRIA, discuss the outcome from a recent CIRIA Lean and sustainability event held on 17 July 2012

Are we entering the ecological age of engineering?
Louise Clarke, CIRIA, discusses if engineering is entering a new phase where there is greater focus on natural processes in the way that places are designed and built

Constructing a safer coastline
Alan Frampton, Halcrow, JoJo Mains, RNLI and Gillian Wadams, CIRIA, discuss the safety concerns of structures on beaches and CIRIA’s proposal for guidance

How to reduce risks from inhalation of VOCs
Joanne Kwan, CIRIA, and Katy Baker, Arcadis, explain how the risk should be managed