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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
  • CPD certificates for event attendees
  • 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
  • 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

*The number of spaces depends on your subscription level . 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
the membership team
[email protected]