CIRIA research


Working with our members and the wider industry, we have delivered over 1,000 collaborative projects, providing authoritative guidance and helping to solve common industry challenges. Our varied programme of research projects encourage industry collaboration and help improve the quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness and safety of the modern built environment.

Research topics are identified and prioritised by our members and industry practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds. These projects are steered and their results approved by leading industry specialists.

Read quotes from industry practitioners who have been involved in CIRIA's collaborative projects.

CIRIA's collaborative project programme 2017
CIRIA's lastest research opportunities cover a range of topic areas and are available for you to download in document form here as well as being laid out by theme under the project proposals section below. 


Projects underway

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Project underway:
Delivering successful integrated water management through the planning system
Planning is integral to the effective management of water and this guidance will support the delivery of effective integrated water management (that include SuDS) for new development and regeneration projects.

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Project underway
Effective innovative remediation approaches for contaminated land - case studies and good practice
This project will produce a shorter clear, easily accessible and simple to follow guidance to explain when UXO should be considered in the construction project cycle.

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Project proposals

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Project proposal:
Infrastructure data – signposting of good practice in capture, management and analysis

This new initiative will signpost emerging good practice in the capture, management and analysis of construction and other related data.
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 Project underway:
 Biodiversity Net Gain
 In partnership with both CIEEM and IEMA, CIRIA is developing new guidance to help professionals and UK industry address this challenge and to  achieve ‘Net Gain’ targets for biodiversity.
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