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susdrain's SuDS Awards 2024 are open for entry
We are pleased to announce that the susdrain SuDS Awards 2024 have officially launched!
Introduction of an administration fee for free CIRIA downloads
From 1 February 2024, non-members of CIRIA will pay an administration fee of £25 per title for free publication downloads
In memoriam – Sir Martin Laing
It is with great sadness that we heard about the recent passing of industry veteran, Sir Martin Laing.


Mapping tree equity: urban disparities in the UK's air quality
New interactive map exposes stark tree cover disparities and higher air pollution in deprived areas of UK cities.
Introducing new member Department for Transport
We are delighted to introduce our newest member Department for Transport (DfT).
Soil microplastics: New study unveils impact and distribution
Microplastics, a significant environmental concern, are prevalent in various sources, with road traffic being a major contributor. A new technique combines neutron and X-ray tomography, providing simultaneous 3D imaging without altering the sample.
UK heritage faces its greatest threat
A new report by the National Trust warns that flooding, wildfires, and extreme weather pose a serious threat to nearly three-quarters of its managed sites, including historic homes, land, and coastline.
Introducing the 2023 #BIGAwards winners
We are pleased to announce that this year’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Award winners.
Academics urge boost in MMC support
During a House of Lords built environment committee hearing, scholars from the University of Manchester emphasised the government's need to actively support advanced modern methods of construction (MMC).
Preparing for Schedule 3 in England
Significant changes are underway in the English new build market, with forthcoming legislation requiring the inclusion of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in most new developments exceeding 100m2, effective from 2024.
​UN report urges sustainable construction practices
The construction sector, responsible for 37% of global CO2 emissions, must rapidly reduce its carbon footprint to meet net-zero goals by 2050.
Alternative binder systems for lower carbon concrete
In a collaborative effort, the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have unveiled Version 1 of the BSI Flex 350 Standard.
The future of carbon capture
Imperial College in Kensington, London, houses the world's only carbon capture facility. The emerging carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry aims to extract and store carbon dioxide underground to combat climate change.
New guidance for Using SuDS to reduce nitrogen in surface water runoff
This free guidance outlines the design criteria for a good SuDS scheme that can maximise the opportunity to capture and remove nitrogen.
Management of PFAS virtual conference
Join us to learn about the risk assessment and management of polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in soil and water.
Flood and Water Management Expo
Come and meet the CIRIA and susdrain team at this Future Water Association organised event
CIRIA's Soil Community of Practice kicks off year two with exciting updates
Discover the Soil CoP's transformative insights and engaging activities, empowering construction professionals for sustainable soil management
CIRIA Benefits Estimation Tool ciriabest launched
Uncover the power of benefits estimation in blue-green infrastructure projects with our new ciriabest tool, streamlining assessment and driving sustainable development.
Good Soil Management virtual conference
Discover sustainable soil management in construction at our virtual conference. Explore compliance with waste regulations, leveraging soil for environmental goals, and gain insights from CIRIA's Soil Community of Practice. Join us to shape the future
Guidance for Repurposing and Reconfiguring buildings
Repurposing and reconfiguring of existing buildings has emerged as a powerful tool to reduce embodied carbon and promote sustainability. Building reuse not only preserves valuable resources but also offers immediate opportunities for transformation.
CIRIA annual lecture 2023 recap: What is the path to sustainable infrastructure?
Discover the key messages from sector leaders.
InSAR and Earth Observation Techniques for Infrastructure - New guidance
CIRIA is pleased to announce the launch of InSAR and Earth Observation Techniques for Infrastructure (C805)
CIRIA announces Geotechnical baseline reports guidance
CIRIA is pleased to announce the launch of its latest publication, Geotechnical baseline reports: a guide to good practice (C807).
CIRIA welcomes Defra review of the implementation of Schedule 3 of Flood and Water Management Act
CIRIA is delighted that the recommendation to implement Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act (2010) has been accepted by Government.


Evaluating industry guidance on water damage risk management
Report on recent MCR COP webinar on 19th July 2022
Finalists revealed for 2022 #BIGAwards
Meet the 2022 BIGAwards finalists.
GIS for infrastructure asset management guidance coming soon
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?
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
Get ready to Do One Thing for Biodiversity. The 2022 #BIGAwards are open for entry.
Community of Practice – Managing Construction Risk
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
CIRIA welcomes Caroline Sheridan as non-executive Director to CIRIA Executive Board.
New guidance for non-destructive testing of civil structures
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


EPUK's annual conference, exploring better national outcomes in the face of climate crises.
Dealing with land contaminants in brownfield sites
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
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
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
Thrilled to reveal the winners of the 2021 #BIGAwards
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 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
Introducing the new SuDS Champion and SuDS Rising star of the 2021 SuDS Champion Awards
We are recruiting
CIRIA is seeking an Events Co-ordinator and a Member Services Co-ordinator.
CIRIA announces new Executive Board Chairman
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
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?
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
The construction industry council publishes the results of their industry-wide professional indemnity insurance survey.
Celebrating SuDS - susdrain 2021 SuDS Champion Awards
CIRIA is delighted to announce the susdrain 2021 SuDS Champion Awards is now open for entries.
2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge is now open
Are you ready to Do One Thing for Biodiversity?
Construction research in a COVID-19 world - workshop
This jointly organised UKCRIC and CIRIA workshop will be hosted on 9 February 2021.
New guidance: Code of practice for property flood resilience (C790)
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.


B£ST launch update
CIRIA’s new online tool for demonstrating the value of blue-green infrastructure is coming soon
New guidance: Retrofitting ground gas protection measures (C795)
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)
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
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?
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: A site guide for managing ground gasses
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
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
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)
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
Introducing the new SuDS Champion and winning projects of the 2020 SuDS Awards
Register your business for the Construction Talent Retention Scheme
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
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)
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
The voting for the 2020 SUDS Champion is now underway.
Provide feedback on the NSTS for SuDS
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
New CIRIA guidance: Groynes in coastal engineering C793 out now.
Guidance on delivery of Blue roofs - Survey
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)
Newly published guidance: Pipework, valves and associated equipment in dams.
Out now: Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction
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
CIRIA signs industry pledge to tackle climate change
Help inform the future - susdrain's annual survey
Help inform the future of susdrain by sharing your thoughts in the annual susdrain survey.
Constructing and inspecting SuDS training available now
Newly training for constructing and inspecting SuDS is available now.
Newly revised culverts training available now
Newly revised Culvert, screen and outfall CPD training available.
CIRIA Executive Board welcomes Environment Agency's John Curtin
John Curtin of Environment Agency, joins CIRIA's Board of Directors
20 years of delivering environmental good practice on site
CIRIA delivering 20 years of environmental good practice
Celebrating SuDS - 2020 susdrain SuDS Awards
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
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,


Quantifying the benefits of offsite construction
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
O'Keefe joins CIRIA membership
Cracking the Eurocode for concrete - new guidance
New Eurocode compliant guidance for control of cracking in concrete (C766)
Circular Economy event series
This autumn we continue our series of Circular Economy events.
Fibre reinforced polymer bridges - new guidance
New guidance for fibre reinforced polymer bridges coming soon from Composites UK
Calling all Local authorities working in the South East and London
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
Presenting the winners of the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.
Industry endorse susdrain - the heart of the sustainable drainage community
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
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
Cast in-situ concrete - collaborative working for zero defects
This new project will explore defects associated with cast in-situ concrete
BIG Biodiversity Challenge - reconnecting with nature
Join us for the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards celebration on 12 September in London
#BIGAwards 2018 shortlist revealed
Proudly annoucing the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards finalists.
SuDS success celebrated at inaugural Awards
susdrain SuDS Awards winners announced.
Check out the entries for 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge & Awards
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards entries
Rock netting systems – design,installation and whole-life management
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
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
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
susdrain SuDS Awards shortlist revealed.
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge entry deadline extended
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge entry deadline extended
CIRIA's Annual Debate returns this June
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
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge closing soon
Marine Sand and Gravel - Beyond the Horizon, 6th triennial EMSAGG conference
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
CIRIA is pleased to announce that J Murphy & Sons Limited has joined its growing membership base.
CIRIA privacy policy update
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
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
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
On Wednesday 11 April 2018 we will be carrying out scheduled system maintenance on the CIRIA website.
Keeping in touch with CIRIA
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
susdrain extends annual survey deadline to give you more time to have your say.
Beyond the boundaries - slope design and management
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.
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2018
Call for entries for 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards
Britain's largest housebuilders joins CIRIA membership
Britain's largest housebuilders joins CIRIA membership.
Celebrating SuDS - susdrain SuDS Awards 2018
CIRIA is delighted to announce that our first susdrain SuDS Awards is now open for entries.
CIRIA - championing the Environment
CIRIA welcomes the ambitious goals of the 25 Year Environment Plan.
UK Construction Process is Broken - But it can be fixed
Latest Buildoffsite workshop will show you how to move your construction projects from 80% late to 90% ahead of time.


Industry feedback needed on Integrated Water Management (IWM) delivery
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
CIRIA's annual winter book sale is now on.
Nikki Maxted joins CIRIA's Board
CIRIA is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikki Maxted, Dynasafe, as a Non-Executive Director.
CIRIA scoops WaPUG Prize
CIRIA has been awarded the 2017 WaPUG Prize.
Delivering green infrastructure along linear assets. Scoping study phase 1
This guide is the main output of a scoping study.
New publication explores support for partnership flooding in FCERM
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
CIRIA publishes new Guidance on the construction of SuDS (C768).
CIRIA announces new Member Council Chairman
CIRIA welcomes Jonathan Simm as the new chair of its member council, as Doug Waters hands over the baton.
CIRIA announces new guidance for structural stability on site
This new CIRIA guide provides information via tool box talks for anyone dealing with refurbishment of buildings.
European Protected Species Licensing
CIRIA seeks industry views and experience on using the new EPS licensing approach.
Announcing the winners of the BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2017
Presenting the winners of the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.
Biodiversity Net Gain Project case studies required
Case studies required for Biodiversity Net Gain project
The UK's first asbestos in soils identification aide in development
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 future of construction, the next 30 years
CIRIA will host an exclusive member event on 25 September in London to address the future of construction: the next 30 years.
Seeking your views on a Code of Practice and guidance on Property Flood Resilience
CIRIA seeks industry views to help inform Code of Practice and guidance for property flood resilience.
Hidden defects in bridges roadshow - final dates announced
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
We are proud to announce our 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards finalists.
Join us for the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards celebration on 14 September in London
Outputs now available following the completion of two NERC projects focusing on delivering Green Infrastructure (GI) in the UK.
Multiplex joins CIRIA membership
CIRIA extends a warm welcome to newest member, Multiplex.
Biodiversity Net Gain Project Consultation Now Open
Biodiversity Net Gain project next stage consultation is open now
New CIRIA handbook supports responsible sourcing agenda
New CIRIA handbook to support responsible sourcing agenda
CIRIA Contaminated Land Guidance Tool
CIRIA is very pleased to announce the launch of its new Contaminated Land Guidance Tool.
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2017
CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) is delighted to invite you to the launch of the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards.
NERC skills training environmental science
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is presently consulting on areas of skills training relevant to your organisation
Ready to enter 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge
Ready to do one thing for biodiversity in construction?
CIRIA welcomes Costain to Membership
Costain joins CIRIA membership.


Industry support required for Biodiversity Net Gain project
New CIRIA collaborative project seeks industry support for development of guidance.
CIRIA announces infrastructure resilience event series
CIRIAannounces an infrastructure resilience events series
Don't miss out on CIRIA's latest publication launch - Guidance on embedded retaining wall design
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
CIRIA is delighted to bring its newly updated sustainable drainage training to Ireland during September-October 2016.
Cities - adaptation without mitigation is immoral
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
Expressions of Interest are invited for collaborative projects between academia and industry to develop and apply existing science


Marineff - MARine INFrastructure EFFects
CIRIA seeks feedback on how organisations approach research and innovation.
Turning research into innovaton
CIRIA seeks feedback on how organisations approach research and innovation.
The BIM Delivery Cube
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…