Abandoned mine workings (C758)



The original publication ‘Construction over abandoned mine workings’ (SP32) was first published in 1983. Supported by industry, principally The Coal Authority, a project to update the guide has been underway for several years.

The new Manual is considerably more than an update of SP32 as it has been expanded, both in scope and content and significantly rewritten. The new manual also addresses many new areas where practices and principles are emergent and have required considerable discussion amongst the Project Steering Group. Some of these areas are still being debated.

However, given the wealth of information contained in the manual, as principal funders of the work, the Coal Authority have agreed with CIRIA that the chapter drafts are made available to the community prior to finalisation.

At present, these are incomplete and unedited chapters for reference only. They are not consultation documents. However, if you would like to bring any serious errors or concerns to CIRIA’s attention, please use this survey response form. Comments received will be reviewed by the project team on a cumulative basis. However, CIRIA cannot undertake to respond to  individual comments nor commit to  reviewing comments received via other forms of communication or after the closing date.

All comments received via the survey link will be reviewed on or before the end of January 2016, following which date, these drafts will be modified prior to edit and publication. CIRIA will notify registered downloaders when the final document will be ready and any serious errors identified during this period will be uploaded as an Erratum file on the web page.

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