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Evolution or Revolution - what does the future hold?

This November, CIRIA will mark its' 60th Anniversary. Join us as we consider the advances the industry has made since 1960 and what the future might hold.

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This November CIRIA will mark its 60th Anniversary. Whilst no one can deny the pace of evolution within the industry over the last 60 years, our achievements and contribution towards industry improvement in that time are to be celebrated.

In the last six decades we have undertaken 1100+ research projects, produced 900+ publications and currently support 8 specialist interest groups. Examples of our ground breaking seminal guidance reports include Piling good practice series (1976-1980), Embedded retaining walls (1984), as well as industry tomes such as The Rock Manual (2007), The International Levee Handbook (2013), The SuDS Manual (2015) and most recently Abandoned Mine Workings Manual (2019). 

Whilst current uncertainties following the Covid-19 pandemic and economic downturn has forced revolutionary changes to the way we work and live, coupled with BREXIT and the changing wider socio-economic, political and environmental factors, what does the future hold for the industry?  

The announcement of the CLC Roadmap to Recovery strategy aims to drive the recovery of the construction and built environment sectors, and through them the wider UK economy. Many would argue that construction is at the cusp of a transformation.

We are delighted to gain support from:


Why attend
Explore CIRIA’s pivotal role in helping industry to adopt and innovate working                      practices
Hear leading industry figures present their views on future trends 
Opportunity to engage in a live Q&A
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend

Clients, Contractors, Consultants, Academics, Local Authorities, Government bodies and anyone with an interest within construction. 

Monday 23 November 2020
14:00 - 16:00

14.00 CIRIA welcome
                Dirk Vennix, CEO, CIRIA
14.05 CIRIA introduction
                Evolution of the construction industry since 1960 and CIRIA’s impact through                      ground-breaking research and good practice guidance.
                Prof. John Connaughton, CIRIA Executive Board Chair, Professor of Sustainable                    Construction, University of Reading

14.30  Future industry trends
                Guest speakers:
                Dr David Hancock, Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects                                  Authority,  Cabinet Office
                Richard Threlfall, VP Learning Society ICE and Partner,  Global Head                                    of Infrastructure, Global Head of KPMG IMPACTKPMG International 

15.30 Interactive Q&A
                Led by John Connaughton 

16.00 Close 

CIRIA members Free
Non-members £35 + VAT

Sponsorship opportunities
A limited number of packages are available for this event. To find out more and to discuss further email Nipa Patel at CIRIA.

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