Research by topic: Construction process and management

Please select a project or project proposal below for more information.

Projects underway

Marine infrastructure effects – improving coastal biodiversity (CON246)
CIRIA is the network coordinator to help promote and raise awareness of this project in order to maximise its uptake and potential benefits and impact.
 
The UXO Forum
This project has been designed to bring real change to the industry through a series of events and other tools.
 
Geospatial Information Systems for infrastructure asset management
This project will focus on the available GIS systems and their capability and how this can be integrated into existing asset management strategies.
 
Innovative site investigation hub
This project will keep contaminated land practitioners, regulators and other stakeholders up-to-date with latest development, understand the benefits and limitations, theory and practical, safe and cost effective application of these new approaches
 
Responding to the lessons learnt from flooding
The aim of this project is to provide guidance on how to implement the recommendations contained in the published reports and from other lessons learned.
 
Geotechnical baseline reporting
GBRs are an established way of managing geotechnical risk for tunnelling projects. They are required for compliance with the joint code of practice for risk management of tunnel works in the UK. The insurance market has a clearer view of risk boundar
 
Update of environmental good practice on site guide
This project will update CIRIA report C741 Environmental good practice on site guide (fourth edition). It will provide up to-date, practical guidance on delivering sustainable construction at the site level by effectively managing a range of envi
 
Integration of non-flood defence structures into the flood defence system
The project will engage with the wide range of third parties concerned, and produce guidance / decision tools for use when approaching such situations in the future.
 
Repurposing buildings
Developers and owners often require buildings to be upgraded, extended or repurposed, maximising floorspace within constrained programme and cost.
 
Lean in construction - implementation support
This project will provide further support to organisations considering the implementation of Lean by providing practical guidance on a number of additional aspects.
 
Management of gully pots for improved runoff quality
This scoping study will identify the changes in regulation, research, technology and practice that have occurred in the past 20 years with a view to subsequently updating the guide.
 
NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Programme (ERIIP)
The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme is a five-year, £5m initiative, which will be driven by the needs of the business community and decision-makers.
 
Earth observation and InSAR technology for civil infrastructure
This new guidance will address the application of Earth Observation and InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) to civil engineering infrastructure assets.
 
Tunnel management advances since C671 – good practice guidance
This guide will enable asset owners to have a trusted practical guide that can support technical and commercial decision making, especially upon increasing tunnel asset stocks and aging underground infrastructure.
 
Piling good practice guidance
CIRIA proposes to undertake research to produce a new suite of guides covering the techniques, plant and equipment and materials of today. The intention is to produce a second generation of these guides building on the success of the earlier guides.
 

Project proposals

P2968 - Supporting environmental good practice on site through e-learning
CIRIA is proposing to develop a series of e-learning modules that build on the content of the fourth edition of the Environmental good practice on site guide (C741) and the existing accompanying one-day classroom training course (IEMA approved).
 
P3238 - Offsite construction - concept design and delivery
This project will deliver guidance to support initial concept planning for offsite construction, which could then be developed into a scheme design. The guide will show what is possible and what is available in the market place when an offsite soluti
 
Expansion of environmental toolbox talks
CIRIA will liaise with CECA and Build UK to expand the suite of toolbox talks and provide up-to-date, comprehensive guidance and learning tools to the industry.
 
P3055 -Working with wildlife - supporting effective management on construction projects
This project will update CIRIA’s Working with wildlife: guidance for the construction industry (C691) by reflecting changes in regulation, legislation and development in practice since its publication in 2011
 
P3059 - Management of invasive species - update of CIRIA guidance
This project will update CIRIA’s previous guidance and will be complemented by a series of briefings describing individual invasive species and detailing the relevant techniques to manage them.