Our members come from all construction stakeholder groups and cover both the supply and demand side of the industry, as well as the public sector, regulators and academia. Find out more about our members. If your organisation is a CIRIA member and you would like to feature some news about your organisation, a specific project, or offer a thought piece, then please get in touch by emailing Jordon Riley at jordon.riley@ciria.org

Project spotlight

Concrete Pavement Maintenance Manual update

The Concrete Pavement Maintenance Manual (CPMM) is being updated to align with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW). Additionally, it will include updates from Highways England’s recent innovation trials of investigation and repair techniques for concrete pavements. The purpose of this update is to create a document which will support efficient investigation, diagnosis, repair and renewal of Highways England’s concrete pavements, including exposed concrete and concrete with a thin asphalt overlay, up to 50 mm in thickness.

Aecom is seeking input from industry to capture technological advancements in the investigation and identification of defects, innovations in materials and techniques for the repair of concrete pavements.
Take part in the questionnaire here.

News from our members:

Curtins - UXO guide shortlisted for Brownfield Awards 2020

Topcon - Digital Transformation and Construction Post-Covid

Polypipe Middle East - Creating Healthier Living Spaces feature

Black & Veatch - Unique free-to-all assessment contributes to the commercial viability of tidal energy

Active Building Centre - What are active buildings?

Arup - A pathway to rail resilience

Aecom - Launches virtual public consultation tool

Kier - Supports NHS Scotland to convert SEC in to temporary hospital

Maccaferri - Covid-19 and Maccaferri's preparedness 

Polypipe Middle East Managing Director featured in Sustainabilist ME

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions - Progressing BAT III

WSP - Coastal flooding lets start planning for the long term

Aecom - 2020 Ireland review

Active Building Centre - An active solution putting energy into architecture

ICE - Enabling better infrastructure

Marshalls revisit future spaces

Black & Veatch - Designing, Developing and Managing Mine Water Infrastructure

Zero Waste Scotland sponsors first Circular Economy built environment design award in UK

Curtins - Introduces new Director of Transport planning

Marshalls - Future Spaces  - Cities of Green

COWI - Innovation for construction for sustainable cities

Ischebeck Titan - A greener footprint - zero waste to landfill

Darcy group - Combined CCTV, GPS and topography modelling

Autodesk appoints Dr. Ayanna Howard to Board of Directors

Geobrugg develops cost effective solution to Landslide monitoring

Sir Robert McAlpine - CEO Paul Hamer shortlisted for Chief Executive of the Year

Esri UK - 5 myths & 5 realities of BIM-GIS integration

Polypipe Middle East appoints new Managing Director and Sales Director

COWI - Four projects shortlisted in the Structural Awards

Arcadis mental health and wellbeing blog

SafeLane Global - encounters problem during unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey

Barratt plc enhancing habitats and improving outcomes for species

COWI strengthens international presence to meet demand for renewable energy solutions

Construction views

CIRIA members are welcome to submit articles and thought pieces to this blog. For more information send an email to jordon.riley@ciria.org. For more thoughts and blogs check out the CIRIA Network Blog.
Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure: Moving From Persuasion to Acceptance
Allister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography, Northumbria University and Chair, Building with Nature Standards Board discusses blue green infrastructure implementation.
Latest changes to BS 6164 diesel emissions monitoring
Wayne Hose, Pinssar Global Business Development Manager outlines the latest changes to BS 6164 diesel emissions monitoring in tunneling and the benefits of diesel particulate monitoring technology in the construction sector.
Mitigation, protection and resilience - a joined up approach to minimising flood damage
Chris Griffiths, SuDS Marketing Development Manager, Marshalls details a joint approach to minimising flood damage.
New world-class standards enable innovation while delivering efficiencies
Steve Davy, Head of Technical Standards at Highways England, explains more about the new Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and the benefits already being delivered across the highways industry.
What is British Standard 6164?
Wayne Hose, business development manager, Pinssar outlines British Standard 6164 and what it means for the tunneling and construction industry.