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BIGAwards 2022 winners announced
9/15/2022
CIRIA’s BIG Challenge Awards celebrated the achievements of organisations that ‘did one thing’ to encourage biodiversity on their construction projects.  
 
2022 BIGAwards finalists revealed
8/4/2022
Meet our 2022 #BIGAwards finalists.  
 
GIS for infrastructure asset management - new guidance coming soon
6/30/2022
New guidance for Geographical information systems for infrastructure asset management - coming soon  
 
Natural Flood Management manual available now
5/11/2022
The Natural Flood Management manual is available now.  
 
Call for entries for 2022 #BIGAwards
3/30/2022
The 2022 BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards are open for entry.  
 
New member appointed to CIRIA Executive Board
2/4/2022
CIRIA appoints Caroline Sheridan as a non-executive Director of CIRIA Executive Board.  
 
Non-destructive testing of civil structures - new guidance
1/24/2022
Non-destructive testing of civil structures guidance coming soon (C801)  
 
New guidance for Hazardous ground gas - site management guide
12/13/2021
New guidance for Hazardous ground gas site management guide C801  
 
New Community of Practice for construction soil management
11/30/2021
New Community of Practice for construction soil management  
 
New training for SuDS Evaluation
10/21/2021
New training for SuDS Evaluation  
 
Dealing with contaminants conference in brownfield sites PR
10/11/2021
Sign up for the 2021 contaminated land conference Dealing with persistent and emerging land contaminants.  
 
New guidance for Archaeology and construction
10/6/2021
New guidance for Archaeology and construction C799  
 
The role of blue-green infrastructure in climate change adaptation
9/17/2021
We are thrilled to announce this year’s virtual blue-green infrastructure conference on 6 October.  
 
Meet the winners of 2021 #BIGAwards
9/16/2021
Meet the winners of the 2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2021
9/3/2021
The wait is almost over as we get ready to announce the winners of the 2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge.  
 
Celebrating SuDS excellence - SuDS Champion Award winners revealed
7/19/2021
Introducing the 2021 SuDS Champion and SuDS Rising Star  
 
CIRIA welcomes new Executive Board Chair
5/26/2021
CIRIA welcomes Dr David Hancock as the new Chair of its Executive Board, as Professor John Connaughton hands over the reins.  
 
CIRIA welcomes new Council Chair
5/26/2021
CIRIA's Chair of Members council, Doug Waters, Gatwick Airport, steps down and passes the baton on to Jonathan Simm, HR Wallingford.  
 
New supplementary guide to scour at bridges
5/12/2021
New Manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures supplement SP171 press release  
 
Construction's race to net zero: fact or fiction?
5/10/2021
We are thrilled to announce this year’s virtual Annual Debate will be hosted on 9 June.  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2021 is open
3/19/2021
The 2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge is now open for entry submissions.  
 
New guidance on code of practice for property flood resilience
1/8/2021
New guidance on code of practice for property flood resilience C790 press release  
 
New guidance for Retrofitting ground gas protection measures
12/14/2020
New guidance for Retrofitting ground gas protection measures in existing or refurbished buildings C795  
 
New guidance for Grouted anchors and soil nails guidance
11/13/2020
New guidance for Grouted anchors and soil nails C794  
 
New Advanced numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering guidance
8/17/2020
New Advanced numercial modelling guidance C791  
 
New Non-licensed work in Asbestos in soil online learning course
7/1/2020
New Non-licensed work in Asbestos in soil online learning course  
 
New Structural Health Monitoring in civil engineering guidance
6/17/2020
New Structural Health Monitoring in civil engineering C788 guidance  
 
New Groynes in coastal engineering guidance
5/28/2020
New CIRIA groynes in coastal engineering guidance Press Release  
 
New Pipework, valves and associated equipment in dams guidance available
3/31/2020
Newly CIRIA pipework, valves and associated equipment in dams guide Press Release  
 
New training for constructing and inspecting SuDS
2/19/2020
Newly training for constructing and inspecting SuDS  
 
Newly revised Culverts training available
1/29/2020
Newly revised Culverts, screen and outfall CPD training course press release  
 
Culvert screen and outfall manual C786
12/13/2019
New CIRIA culvert, screen and outfall manual replaces two previous guidance documents, CIRIA C689 Culvert design and operation guide and the Environment Agency Trash and security screen guide and reflects the significant changes that have occurred in  
 
Asbestos Site Aid app for site workers
12/9/2019
CIRIA has developed a mobile app, the first of its kind, to help teams to access relevant guidance particularly while on site.  
 
Delivering better water management guidance
11/25/2019
The guide reviews and showcases good planning policies necessary to deliver better environmental, social and economic outcomes, guiding practitioners through the processes that underpin their delivery.  
 
Use of drone technology in managing assets
4/11/2019
New CIRIA guidance for clients, asset managers and those providing asset management services to better understand how drone technology can be used within their organisations to improve their asset management capability.  
 
Do One Thing for Biodiversity
3/1/2019
The 2019 BIG Biodiversity Challenge is now open for entries. Rise up and Do One Thing to enhance biodiversity.  
 
Working with Wildlife app available to download
3/1/2019
The new Working with Wildlife mobile app is designed to provide those working in construction with practical advice on how to manage a range of protected species commonly encountered on construction sites.  
 
Biodiversity Net Gain - new guidance available
2/18/2019
Biodiversity Net Gain is development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before. Three leading industry bodies - CIEEM, IEMA and CIRIA have collaborated with a range of sector stakeholders to produce new guidance on how to achieve this.  
 
New CIRIA guide for Tower crane foundation and tie design
2/6/2019
The new Eurocode compliant guide aims to help both designers and contractors understand the issues related to the safe use of tower cranes and design to industry good practice guidance.  
 
General fixings guidance on selection and whole-life management C777
1/29/2019
This publication combines a wealth of technical knowledge about fixings and explores management approaches to the different activities involved. A risk-based management approach to the subject is explained, to underpin response to the technical an  
 
Management of safety-critical fixings guidance C778
1/25/2019
Fixings are widely used in construction and include those that are safety-critical and non safety-critical. The body of case studies in this guide provides evidence that incorrect performance of safety-critical fixings can contribute to structural  
 
New CIRIA guide cracks the Eurocode for concrete
10/29/2018
New Eurocode compliant guide is aimed at designers and contractors to help them understand why early age cracking occurs, recognise the influencing factors, and understand when cracking is most likely.  
 
Grouting for dams C774
10/15/2018
The guidance will provide a UK reference STD, in the form of comprehensive good practice guidance on grouting in dams applicable to both reservoir embankments, levees & other such water retention structures.  
 
And the winners of the #BIGAwards 2018 are...
9/19/2018
Announcing the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards winners  
 
Industry endorse susdrain – the heart of the sustainable drainage community
9/4/2018
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  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2018 shortlist revealed
7/25/2018
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2018 shortlist revealed  
 
Rock netting systems – design,installation and whole-life management
7/3/2018
This guide provides a standardised ‘whole life approach to help asset owners develop and refine examination processes through detailed guidance on how to monitor and maintain rock netting systems. The design and specification of rock netting syst  
 
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.  
 
Are you our next BIG winner
6/11/2018
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2018 - entry deadline extended  
 
Marine Sand and Gravel - Beyond the Horizon, 6th triennial EMSAGG conference
5/22/2018
Registration is now open for the sixth triennial EMSAGG (European Marine Sand and Gravel Group) conference.  
 
Beyond the boundaries - slope design and management
3/9/2018
CIRIA is delighted to embark 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 open for entry
3/1/2018
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2018 - open for entries  
 
Rising to the challenge – CIRIA conference to tackle resource efficiency & waste reduction
3/1/2018
CIRIA will host a conference to provide unique insight into the latest developments on circular economy and waste management. Building on CIRIA’s heritage and history improving industry research and development, this conference will bring together pr  
 
CIRIA - championing the Environment
1/16/2018
CIRIA welcomes the ambitious goals of the 25 Year Environment Plan  
 
Hidden defects in bridges - 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.  
 
The UK's first asbestos in soils aide in development
8/2/2017
CIRIA is pleased to announce the final dates and locations of its Hidden defects in bridges UK regional roadshow 2017.  
 
The role of blue green infrastructure in green recovery PR
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 finalists
7/31/2017
Annoucing the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards finalists.  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2017 - helping nature's recovery
7/6/2017
CIRIA BIG Biodiversity Challenge - helping nature's recovery  
 
Sustainable Cities - Is there a future, Is it green
6/6/2017
CIRIA announce date of their second annual debate, 'Sustainable Cities - Is there a future? Is it green?', 22 June 2017.  
 
New international guidance set to improve Levee design construction and operation
6/6/2017
The International Levee Handbook (ILH) will be launched in October 2013 and is a comprehensive and definitive guide to good practice in the evaluation, design, implementation, maintenance and management of levees.  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2017 - entries closing soon
5/18/2017
CIRIA BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2017 closing for entries on 12 June.  
 
Unique construction industry guidance on hidden defects in bridges launches with 2017 UK roadshow
5/9/2017
CIRIA's new publication (C764) Hidden defects in bridges - guidance on detection and management will launch with a UK roadshow on 1 June.  
 
Ready to do one thing for biodiversity in construction?
3/3/2017
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2017 are open for entry  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 winners
9/19/2016
Announcing the 2016 BIG Biodiversity Challenge winners  
 
You've got to be in it - to win it
7/27/2016
The 2016 challenge will be closing on 8 August. Enter now!  
 
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.  
 
How do we create and manage truly sustainable cities?
5/12/2016
CIRIA is proud to announce its annual debate ‘Cities – adaptation without mitigation is immoral’  
 
Have you taken the BIG Biodiversity Challenge
5/6/2016
CIRIA is delighted to announce that the BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 is now open for entries.  
 
New farms guidance: livestock manure and silage storage infrastructure for agriculture
1/20/2016
New free guidance is available on the selection, design, construction and maintenance of livestock manure and silage storage systems.  
 
UK’s most comprehensive SuDS guidance is released
11/9/2015
UK’s most comprehensive SuDS guidance is released to support uptake, manage floods and create better places and spaces. The updated SuDS Manual (C753) incorporates the very latest research, industry practice and guidance  
 
And the BIG Biodiversity Winners Are
10/16/2015
CIRIA’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards celebrated the achievements of organisations that ‘did one thing’ to encourage biodiversity on their construction projects.  
 
Manage risk and enhance reputation through responsible sourcing 2015
9/29/2015
This joint CIRIA and Loughborough University (APRES) event will provide an opportunity to hear progress from across the responsible sourcing sector including a number of new and innovative tools and guidance.  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards shortlist
9/25/2015
CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) is delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for this year’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.  
 
The Crown Estate supports Marine sand and gravel conference
4/7/2015
The Crown Estate supports EMSAGG conference: marine sand and gravel - finding common ground on 4-5 June in Delft, The Netherlands  
 
Industry leaders to discuss progress on Construction 2025 targets
3/26/2015
Industry leaders to discuss progress on Construction 2025 targets  
 
Sharing good practice in Local Flood Risk Management
3/25/2015
CIRIA announces publication of Communication and engagement in local flood risk management (C751) and Communication and engagement in local flood risk management techniques the companion guide (C752).  
 
Combatting Scour: Protecting our Assets
3/19/2015
CIRIA announces publication of the Scour Manual, second edition (C742)  
 
Unleash your Wild Side and rise to the BIG Challenge
2/23/2015
CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) is delighted to announce that the BIG Challenge 2015 is now open for entries.  
 
The evolving nature of environmental good practice on construction sites
1/15/2015
CIRIA’s popular Environmental good practice on site guide was first published in 1999 and the latest 4th edition (C741) reflects changes in legislation, developments in practice and emergence of new topics that the industry needs to consider.