In light of the impact of COVID-19 and the latest Government guidance on social distancing and non-essential travel, the CIRIA & Buildoffsite teams will be working from home over the next few weeks and, for the time being, postponing any meeting and events, or converting them into a webinar format. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any change in our approach.

Despite our presence being virtual, our focus remains on delivering tangible benefits, so it’s business as usual  and we will continue to work on  guidance, knowledge sharing, training and providing the usual level of support to our Members and wider industry.

Our event programme will be refined over the coming days so that we can continue to ensure we’re delivering a good service through an alternative range of webinars, so do please check the events calendar on the website here to see what’s coming up and how to register.  Anyone who has registered for events, training or was scheduled to take part in workshops or meetings will be contacted directly by the team.

While we are working from home, anyone needing to contact us can email the team directly.  If your query is general or you do not have the individuals contact details then please contact and we will pass your query to the relevant team member. 

We will, of course, continue to keep you up to date with news and any changes via the website, email and social media.  As always, the Directors and myself are available should you have any queries at all. 

Wishing you, your families and colleagues all the very best.

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This Eurocode compliant guide promotes the safe design and construction of foundations for tower cranes through an improved understanding of temporary works design and health and safety issues. Offer ends 31 March 2020.
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Pre-release offer: Pipework, valves and associated equipment in dams (C789)
This new CIRIA publication highlights the critical relevance of pipework systems and associated equipment in the safe operation of dams. A guide of paramount importance to those involved in the assessment and maintenance of dam assets in the UK, it draws on 20 years’ experience of overcoming challenges and showcasing good practice.
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Guidance on natural flood management

With growing interest in natural flood management (NFM) in the UK, this project will build on existing case-studies, high-level
guidance and research and present present case studies, develop a design philosophy, design objectives and criteria to 
ensure the right outcomes are delivered. 
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