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2022

Evaluating industry guidance on water damage risk management
8/16/2022
Report on recent MCR COP webinar on 19th July 2022
 
Finalists revealed for 2022 #BIGAwards
8/4/2022
Meet the 2022 BIGAwards finalists.
 
GIS for infrastructure asset management guidance coming soon
6/30/2022
This guide sets out key aspects of using GIS, with supporting case studies for infrastructure asset management.
 
Will you be our 2022 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards winner?
5/10/2022
With five weeks remaining before the 2022 #BIGAwards close for entry will you be our winner? Enter now!
 
2022 BIG Biodiversity Challenge is now open
3/30/2022
Get ready to Do One Thing for Biodiversity. The 2022 #BIGAwards are open for entry.
 
Community of Practice – Managing Construction Risk
3/22/2022
CIRIA's new Community of Practice for Managing Construction Risk (MCR) set to host a number of webinars in 2022.
 
CIRIA welcomes new Executive Board member
2/4/2022
CIRIA welcomes Caroline Sheridan as non-executive Director to CIRIA Executive Board.
 
New guidance for non-destructive testing of civil structures
1/28/2022
This new This guide aims to increase the awareness of NDT in civil engineering, allowing for industry to better realise its full potential by supporting a better-informed, and ultimately more successful, application of NDT techniques within the secto
 
EP UK ANNUAL CONFERENCE
10/19/2021
EPUK's annual conference, exploring better national outcomes in the face of climate crises.
 
Dealing with land contaminants in brownfield sites
10/11/2021
Book your place on the 'Dealding with persistent and emerging land contaminants' virtual conference set to take place on 24 November 2021.
 
CIRIA announces new guidance for archaeology and construction
10/6/2021
This guide provides a comprehensive update on managing an integrated archaeology and construction process to deliver significant commercial and public value.
 
The role of blue-green infrastructure in climate change adaptation
9/17/2021
The 'Adapting to change using blue-green infrastructure' virtual conference will take place on 6 October bringing together experts to address the urgent need to use blue-green infrastructure to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards winners 2021
9/16/2021
Thrilled to reveal the winners of the 2021 #BIGAwards
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2021
9/3/2021
The wait is almost over as we are all set to announce the winners of the 2021 #BIGAwards on 15 September.
 
Celebrating SuDS excellence - 2021 SuDS Champion Award winners revealed
7/19/2021
Introducing the new SuDS Champion and SuDS Rising star of the 2021 SuDS Champion Awards
 
We are recruiting
6/4/2021
CIRIA is seeking an Events Co-ordinator and a Member Services Co-ordinator.
 
CIRIA announces new Executive Board Chairman
5/26/2021
CIRIA welcomes Dr David Hancock as the new Chair of its Executive Board, as Professor John Connaughton hands over the reins.
 
New supplementary guide to scour at bridges SP171
5/12/2021
Newly published guidance: Manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures - supplement (SP171)
 
Annual Debate - Construction's race to net zero: fact or fiction?
5/10/2021
Join CIRIA's Annual Debate to hear leading experts discuss how construction is rising to the challenge of net zero carbon.
 
Construction Industry Council publishes professional indemnity insurance survey results
3/31/2021
The construction industry council publishes the results of their industry-wide professional indemnity insurance survey.
 
Celebrating SuDS - susdrain 2021 SuDS Champion Awards
3/23/2021
CIRIA is delighted to announce the susdrain 2021 SuDS Champion Awards is now open for entries.
 
2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge is now open
3/19/2021
Are you ready to Do One Thing for Biodiversity?
 
Construction research in a COVID-19 world - workshop
1/19/2021
This jointly organised UKCRIC and CIRIA workshop will be hosted on 9 February 2021.
 
New guidance: Code of practice for property flood resilience (C790)
1/8/2021
This newly developed guidance for the code of practice (CoP) includes measures that reduce the impact of flooding on people and property, reducing flood damage and speeding up recovery and reoccupation of previously flooded properties.
 

2020

B£ST launch update
7/21/2022
CIRIA’s new online tool for demonstrating the value of blue-green infrastructure is coming soon
 
New guidance: Retrofitting ground gas protection measures (C795)
12/15/2020
This hotly anticipated CIRIA guide dispels the myth of demolition being the only option for mitigating ground gas ingress into existing UK properties.
 
New guidance: Grouted anchors and soil nails (C794)
11/13/2020
This must have CIRIA guide addresses intrusive inspections beneath the anchor head, typically the critical section in respect of corrosion, outlines specialist techniques such as destructive de-stress and describes options for remediation and repair,
 
The role of blue-green infrastructure in green recovery
9/23/2020
The 'Delivering and monitoring blue-green infrastructure' conference will take place on 15 October bringing together experts to share knowledge and experiences working with blue-green infrastructure.
 
Will the fight for sustainability be won or lost in cities?
9/8/2020
We're proud to announce this year’s virtual Annual Debate will bring together leading experts from the engineering and built environment sector to discuss how cities are driving the sustainability agenda.
 
Contractor opportunity: Sustainable management of surplus soils and aggregates
8/27/2020
We are seeking expressions of interest from industry to produce technical work on the sustainable management of waste soils and aggregates.
 
Contractor opportunity: A site guide for managing ground gasses
8/27/2020
We are seeking expressions of interest from industry for the development of a site guide for managing ground gasses.
 
Contractor opportunity: Sustainable management of surplus soils and aggregates
8/27/2020
We are seeking expressions of interest from industry to produce technical work on the sustainable management of waste soils and aggregates.
 
Green Construction Board seeks industry views
8/26/2020
The Green Construction Board is inviting you to share views and comments on the opportunities and challenges for the adoption of low carbon concrete technologies throughout the construction industry.
 
New guidance: Management of advanced numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering (C791)
8/17/2020
The new CIRIA guide has been written for those who commission and manage numerical modelling, not specifically those who undertake it. It provides a framework for those who oversee the process, provide the information needed for this task and use the
 
Celebrating SuDS - 2020 SuDS Award winners revealed
7/20/2020
Introducing the new SuDS Champion and winning projects of the 2020 SuDS Awards
 
Register your business for the Construction Talent Retention Scheme
7/9/2020
Formally launching later this month, the Construction Talent Retention Scheme is a partnership between industry and Government to secure essential talent in the UK’s construction sector.
 
New Non-licensed work for Asbestos in soil online learning course
7/1/2020
This new course provides generic information, instruction and training for those carrying out non licensed work (NLW) with asbestos in soil, construction and demolition debris as required by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
 
New guidance: Structural Health Monitoring in civil engineering (C788)
6/17/2020
This new CIRIA guide shows how Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) can become an integral part of civil infrastructure asset management and describes the role of different stakeholders in making the necessary SHM design and management processes effect
 
Celebrating SuDS - Vote for the 2020 SuDS Champion
6/11/2020
The voting for the 2020 SUDS Champion is now underway.
 
Provide feedback on the NSTS for SuDS
6/4/2020
Defra has commissioned research to explore whether updating the English Non-Statutory Technical Standards for SuDS (NSTS) could help deliver SuDS that provide multiple benefits
 
Out now: Groynes in coastal engineering guidance
5/28/2020
New CIRIA guidance: Groynes in coastal engineering C793 out now.
 
Guidance on delivery of Blue roofs - Survey
4/30/2020
Help CIRIA identify the challenges, opportunities and critical features involved in blue roof delivery in the RP1099 guidance survey
 
New CIRIA guidance: Pipework, valves and associated equipment in dams (C789)
3/31/2020
Newly published guidance: Pipework, valves and associated equipment in dams.
 
Out now: Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction
3/16/2020
This new CIRIA guide proposes a framework for comparing construction approaches, making it possible to keep consistent records across projects and identify all the possible benefits available.
 
CIRIA signs industry pledge to tackle climate change
3/3/2020
CIRIA signs industry pledge to tackle climate change
 
Help inform the future - susdrain's annual survey
2/24/2020
Help inform the future of susdrain by sharing your thoughts in the annual susdrain survey.
 
Constructing and inspecting SuDS training available now
2/19/2020
Newly training for constructing and inspecting SuDS is available now.
 
Newly revised culverts training available now
1/29/2020
Newly revised Culvert, screen and outfall CPD training available.
 
CIRIA Executive Board welcomes Environment Agency's John Curtin
1/27/2020
John Curtin of Environment Agency, joins CIRIA's Board of Directors
 
20 years of delivering environmental good practice on site
1/17/2020
CIRIA delivering 20 years of environmental good practice
 
Celebrating SuDS - 2020 susdrain SuDS Awards
1/14/2020
CIRIA is delighted to announce the 2020 susdrain SuDS Awards is now open for entries.
 
Detecting movement in linear civil infrastructure using satellite imaging techniques
1/6/2020
Earth observation and InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) techniques from orbiting satellites are increasingly being applied for mapping deformation and movement of the ground and overlying linear infrastructure assets such as highways,
 

2019

2018

Quantifying the benefits of offsite construction
11/20/2018
This new project is set to take the adoption of off-site construction methods to new levels by developing a consistent methodology for valuing its benefits using quantifiable data.
 
CIRIA welcomes O'KEEFE to Membership
11/2/2018
O'Keefe joins CIRIA membership
 
Cracking the Eurocode for concrete - new guidance
10/29/2018
New Eurocode compliant guidance for control of cracking in concrete (C766)
 
Circular Economy event series
10/10/2018
This autumn we continue our series of Circular Economy events.
 
Fibre reinforced polymer bridges - new guidance
10/5/2018
New guidance for fibre reinforced polymer bridges coming soon from Composites UK
 
Calling all Local authorities working in the South East and London
9/19/2018
CIRIA is working in partnership with the CaBA Urban Water Group to deliver a free full day seminar, Integrated Water Management (IWM)– joining up the water cycle, which will take place on Friday 19 October 2018.
 
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards winners revealed
9/19/2018
Presenting the winners of the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.
 
Industry endorse susdrain - the heart of the sustainable drainage community
9/5/2018
susdrain, the UK’s hub for sustainable drainage professionals, has confirmed industry backing for another two years. Gathering support from an impressive 31 cross-sector organisations including, the Environment Agency, Welsh Government and Scottish E
 
International engineering enterprise Laing O’Rourke joins CIRIA
9/5/2018
Privately owned, internationally focused engineering enterprise, Laing O’Rourke is the latest edition to CIRIA’s growing membership, which now boasts 6 of the top 10 contractors in the UK.
 
CIRIA Board strengthened by appointment of Sir Robert McAlpine Director Boyd McFee
9/3/2018
 
Cast in-situ concrete - collaborative working for zero defects
8/15/2018
This new project will explore defects associated with cast in-situ concrete
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge - reconnecting with nature
7/31/2018
Join us for the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards celebration on 12 September in London
 
#BIGAwards 2018 shortlist revealed
7/25/2018
Proudly annoucing the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards finalists.
 
SuDS success celebrated at inaugural Awards
7/20/2018
susdrain SuDS Awards winners announced.
 
Check out the entries for 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge & Awards
7/5/2018
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards entries
 
Rock netting systems – design,installation and whole-life management
7/3/2018
This guide provides details on the netting components and issues of installation so that contractors better install these systems.
 
New guidance - small brownfield sites and contaminated land
6/28/2018
This new guide is essential reading for anyone who doesn’t routinely develop brownfield sites, or for those who are up-scaling into small developments.
 
New appointment for CIRIA Executive Board
6/21/2018
CIRIA is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Dean, Principal Engineer at Network Rail, as a new non-executive Director of its Executive Board.
 
susdrain SuDS Awards shortlist revealed
6/19/2018
susdrain SuDS Awards shortlist revealed.
 
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge entry deadline extended
6/11/2018
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge entry deadline extended
 
CIRIA's Annual Debate returns this June
5/30/2018
CIRIA is pleased to announce the return of its flagship summer debate which will be held in London, 21 June, with this year’s theme focusing on the regeneration of our cities.
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge entries for 2018 closing soon
5/22/2018
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge closing soon
 
Marine Sand and Gravel - Beyond the Horizon, 6th triennial EMSAGG conference
5/21/2018
CIRIA is excited to announce the 6th triennial European Marine Sand and Gravel Group (EMSAGG) conference: Maine sand and gravel – beyond the horizon will take place on 28-29 June in Southampton, UK. Delegates booking before the 29 May can benefit fro
 
New CIRIA member - Global Engineering & Construction Company – J Murphy & Sons
5/16/2018
CIRIA is pleased to announce that J Murphy & Sons Limited has joined its growing membership base.
 
CIRIA privacy policy update
4/30/2018
We're spring cleaning our contacts database ahead of the changes to data privacy law.
 
CIRIA to produce two new good practice guidance ground engineering projects
4/18/2018
CIRIA is pleased announce the launch of two new projects; Structural Health Monitoring systems for civil infrastructure (RP1066) and Grouted anchors and soil nails condition appraisal and remedial treatment (RP1061).
 
CIRIA conference to tackle resource efficiency & circular economy in construction
4/16/2018
CIRIA will host a conference to provide unique insight into the latest developments on circular economy and waste management.
 
CIRIA website downtime - We'll be back soon
4/11/2018
On Wednesday 11 April 2018 we will be carrying out scheduled system maintenance on the CIRIA website.
 
Keeping in touch with CIRIA
3/20/2018
In the coming weeks we will be writing to all our contacts outlining how we will continue to communicate with you in line with changes to data privacy law.
 
Have your say - susdrain's extended annual survey deadline
3/19/2018
susdrain extends annual survey deadline to give you more time to have your say.
 
Beyond the boundaries - slope design and management
3/6/2018
CIRIA embarks on a new partnership with Atkins, BAM Ritchies and Maccaferri as they set out to bring together the engineering community to identify future good practice guidance in slope design and management.
 
Britain's largest housebuilders joins CIRIA membership
2/19/2018
Britain's largest housebuilders joins CIRIA membership.
 
Celebrating SuDS - susdrain SuDS Awards 2018
1/18/2018
CIRIA is delighted to announce that our first susdrain SuDS Awards is now open for entries.
 
CIRIA - championing the Environment
1/16/2018
CIRIA welcomes the ambitious goals of the 25 Year Environment Plan.
 
UK Construction Process is Broken - But it can be fixed
1/2/2018
Latest Buildoffsite workshop will show you how to move your construction projects from 80% late to 90% ahead of time.
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2018
3/1/2017
Call for entries for 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards
 

2017

Industry feedback needed on Integrated Water Management (IWM) delivery
12/14/2017
CIRIA is seeking industry feedback on how better water management is delivered through the planning system.
 
Festive offer: 10% discount available on all CIRIA publications
12/14/2017
CIRIA's annual winter book sale is now on.
 
Nikki Maxted joins CIRIA's Board
11/15/2017
CIRIA is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikki Maxted, Dynasafe, as a Non-Executive Director.
 
Delivering green infrastructure along linear assets. Scoping study phase 1
11/10/2017
This guide is the main output of a scoping study.
 
CIRIA scoops WaPUG Prize
11/10/2017
CIRIA has been awarded the 2017 WaPUG Prize.
 
New publication explores support for partnership flooding in FCERM
11/8/2017
CIRIA has published findings from a scoping study exploring partnership funding for flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) projects.
 
CIRIA publishes new guidance on SuDS construction
11/1/2017
CIRIA publishes new Guidance on the construction of SuDS (C768).
 
CIRIA announces new Member Council Chairman
10/26/2017
CIRIA welcomes Jonathan Simm as the new chair of its member council, as Doug Waters hands over the baton.
 
European Protected Species Licensing
10/5/2017
CIRIA seeks industry views and experience on using the new EPS licensing approach.
 
CIRIA announces new guidance for structural stability on site
10/5/2017
This new CIRIA guide provides information via tool box talks for anyone dealing with refurbishment of buildings.
 
Announcing the winners of the BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2017
9/27/2017
Presenting the winners of the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.
 
Biodiversity Net Gain Project case studies required
9/20/2017
Case studies required for Biodiversity Net Gain project
 
The UK's first asbestos in soils identification aide in development
8/30/2017
CIRIA is producing the first UK interactive aide to assist site workers when managing asbestos contaminated materials on site, helping to widen accessibility to good practice and improve safety on site.
 
The UK's first asbestos in soils identification aide in development
8/30/2017
CIRIA is producing the first UK interactive aide to assist site workers when managing asbestos contaminated materials on site, helping to widen accessibility to good practice and improve safety on site.
 
Seeking your views on a Code of Practice and guidance on Property Flood Resilience
8/8/2017
CIRIA seeks industry views to help inform Code of Practice and guidance for property flood resilience.
 
The future of construction, the next 30 years
8/8/2017
CIRIA will host an exclusive member event on 25 September in London to address the future of construction: the next 30 years.
 
Hidden defects in bridges roadshow - final dates announced
8/2/2017
CIRIA is pleased to announce the final dates and locations of its Hidden defects in bridges UK regional roadshow 2017.
 
Announcing the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards shortlist
7/31/2017
We are proud to announce our 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards finalists.
 
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7/6/2017
Join us for the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards celebration on 14 September in London
 
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6/29/2017
Outputs now available following the completion of two NERC projects focusing on delivering Green Infrastructure (GI) in the UK.
 

2016

Industry support required for Biodiversity Net Gain project
12/12/2016
New CIRIA collaborative project seeks industry support for development of guidance.
 
CIRIA announces infrastructure resilience event series
10/13/2016
CIRIAannounces an infrastructure resilience events series
 
Don't miss out on CIRIA's latest publication launch - Guidance on embedded retaining wall design
9/21/2016
The highly anticipated launch of CIRIA’s new (C760) Guidance on embedded retaining wall design will provide an introduction to the evolution of design practices for embedded retaining walls and showcase the impact C760 will have on civil and geotechn
 
Delivering cost effective multi-beneficial sustainable drainage
6/20/2016
CIRIA is delighted to bring its newly updated sustainable drainage training to Ireland during September-October 2016.
 
Cities - adaptation without mitigation is immoral
5/12/2016
CIRIA is hosting an evening debate to discuss current issues of environment and sustainability in a new Urban Era.
 
NERC funding opportunity: Environmental Risks to Infrastructure
2/5/2016
Expressions of Interest are invited for collaborative projects between academia and industry to develop and apply existing science
 

2015

Turning research into innovaton
9/21/2015
CIRIA seeks feedback on how organisations approach research and innovation.
 
Marineff - MARine INFrastructure EFFects
9/21/2015
CIRIA seeks feedback on how organisations approach research and innovation.
 
The BIM Delivery Cube
3/26/2015
Tim Cole, Executive Vice President, Research & Development at Causeway and Bill Healy, Chair of the BIM Technology Alliance explains how the BIM Delivery Cube will support industry adoption of BIM, and why it was developed…
 

2014

Transforming construction by adopting a Lean Thinking approach...
1/28/2014
This popular site guide is now available.