CIRIA membership

CIRIA members lead the industry in raising professional standards through collaboration, sharing knowledge and promoting good practice.

CIRIA membership provides organisations with a unique range of business development and improvement services, focused on sharing and embedding research, knowledge and good practice. In addition to the many direct benefits, membership provides a wealth of opportunities for organisations to engage in shaping, informing and delivering industry solutions focused on innovation and improvement.

Becoming a CIRIA member enables all employees to access a range of high-quality and exclusive content and events, as well as the wide variety of benefits outlined below:

Business improvement
Business development
Lead and influence
Direct benefits
Additional benefits

Business improvement

Knowledge access and sharing
  • Early access to leading industry research and thinking
  • Free access to CIRIA’s significant programme of knowledge-based events*
  • 50% membership discount on conferences, specialist networks, and Community of Practice events.
  • Exclusive previews of all CIRIA publications and guidance before general release
  • Free hard copy allocation of all new CIRIA publications and up to 50% discount on all purchases
  • Unlimited employee access to CIRIA’s on-line Knowledge Hub and range of resources
  • Exclusive and early access to a range of industry and technical briefings, blogs and thought pieces
  • Free access to all CIRIA publications on-line via IHS
  • Join peers, regulators, academic leaders and decision makers on CIRIA advisory panels
  • Exclusive discounts on membership of CIRIA’s specialist communities of practice and events
  • Subscription to CIRIA newsletters and updates for all employees
Continuing professional development
  • Free places at all CIRIA CPD events including the CIRIA Network, across all associated themes
  • Free places at all CIRIA industry leadership events including the Annual Debate
  • Free places on CIRIA Network webinars*
  • Exclusive access to CIRIA member only events, conferences and workshops
  • Member discounts on all CIRIA training
  • Member discount on other CIRIA events

Business development
Access to opportunities
  • Access to unrivalled networking opportunities across CIRIA’s industry events programme
  • Engage with CIRIA’s leading research programme
  • Collaborative research opportunities, working alongside clients, contractors, consultants and policy makers
  • Research contract opportunities
Promotion and profile
  • Thought leadership opportunities: contribute to CIRIA news, blogs, and industry briefings, and support knowledge sharing via the CIRIA Knowledge Hub
  • Highlight corporate values and commitment to quality and standards through the use of the CIRIA membership brand
  • Opportunities to host and speak at CIRIA events across the spectrum of themes
  • Showcase your organisation through project briefings, thought pieces and blogs on our actively promoted member spotlight area of the CIRIA website
  • Take advantage of effective Network, conference and corporate sponsorship opportunities
  • Engage with CIRIA’s corporate PR activities

Lead and Influence
  • Be a leader in championing performance improvement in the built environment
  • Lead industry collaboration in identifying issues and their solutions
  • Influence the construction industry research and guidance agenda
  • Liaison with policy, regulators and sector bodies
  • Work with cross-sector leaders, clients, contractors, consultants and academia
  • Shape the products and services CIRIA offers to its members
  • CIRIA Council membership and full association voting rights
  • Join industry leaders on CIRIA advisory panels

Summary of direct benefits
Research and Guidance
  • Free member exclusive online previews of all new publications and guidance prior to general release
  • Free hard copy of all new publications and guidance
  • Free online access to entire catalogue of CIRIA publications and guidance- free access for unlimited users via IHS
  • 50% member discount on all further purchases of CIRIA publications
  • £50 per person per day member discount on all CIRIA open training courses
  • 10% discount per person on all CIRIA e-learning
CIRIA Network and knowledge
  • Free allocated member spaces at CIRIA Network events and webinars (number of spaces dependent upon subscription level)*
  • Free member places at CIRIA’s Annual Debate
  • Exclusive member events including workshops, conferences and thought sessions
  • 50% membership discount on conferences, specialist networks, and Community of Practice events.
  • Unlimited employee access to CIRIA’s member Knowledge Hub and resources

Additional benefits
  • 20% discount on venue hire services at CIRIA’s fully equipped central London offices
  • 10% discount on membership of CIRIA’s specialist communities of practice:
    • LACL (Local Authority Contaminated Land network)
    • BRMF (Brownfield Risk Management Forum)
  • 30% discount on membership of Susdrain, CIRIA’s sustainable drainage community
  • Discounted entry to partner conferences and exhibitions

*Member allocations depend on size of organiosation, with the exception of conferences, specialist networks and Community of Practice events

Find out more

To find out more about the benefits of being a CIRIA member contact
Leanne Clowting
Membership and Marketing Services Director
020 7549 3300

or contact
Angela Mantzios
Head of Membership