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Delivering green infrastructure along linear assets. Scoping study phase 1
10/11/2017
This guide is the main output of a scoping study.
 
River weirs - Design, maintenance, modification and removal
02/11/2016
This guide provides good practice guidance on the design, maintenance, modification and removal of river weirs, including weirs on canalised rivers, canal by-weirs and side weirs, and river barrages.
 
Manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures, second edition
09/04/2015
C742. This guide is for engineers and asset managers engaged in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of structures in the water environment that may be subject to scour.
 
Communication and engagement in local flood risk management
24/03/2015
C751 and C752. This guide will provide practical support for those working in local flood risk management. It brings together vast experience and ideas that have been tried and tested.
 
Design for future climate: adapting buildings competition
11/02/2019
A selection of factsheets that provide insight into the approaches taken to consider climate change effects in the design of real-life construction and building refurbishment projects.
 
The International Levee Handbook resources
14/11/2014
International Levee Handbook resources include the guide, presentations and chapter overviews.
 
FRMRC: Framework for assessing uncertainty in fluvial flood risk mapping
06/06/2014
C721. The guide provides a framework for good practice in the assessment of uncertainty in fluvial flood risk mapping.
 
Asbestos in soil and made ground: a guide to understanding and managing risks. Ready reference
09/05/2014
SP168. This special publication ‘ready reference’ should be used to accompany the main guidance Asbestos in soil and made ground: a guide to understanding and managing risks (C733).
 
Managing urban flooding from heavy rainfall - encouraging the uptake of designing for exceedance
29/04/2014
C738. Designing for exceedance enables better management of local flood risk and surface water by creating safe and resilient flood routes, temporary storage areas and making use of other measures to reduce the impact of flooding.
 
Who's doing what in Health & Safety?
05/09/2012
Update to CDM 2007 ??? Principal groups active in health and safety relating to construction.
 
Towards Zero Defects (TZD) Toolkit - April 2008
03/04/2008
 
The Lively Minds Club
01/12/2005
W008. This report summarises a one year trial of three innovative approaches to a consideration of future construction environments and the introduction of new technologies into construction.
 
Small private sewage treatment plants - selection process
15/10/2001
SP152L. This leaflet has detailed guidance for the owners of plants serving domestic households.
 
On-site sewage disposal - options
29/12/1996
SP144L2. Part two of three leaflets on septic tanks. This free leaflet provides information to help you determine the best available methods for the disposal of domestic sewage on-site.
 
Biodiversity indicators for construction projects
01/07/2003
W005. BRE and CIRIA have developed the following set of complementary biodiversity indicators that allow the impact of construction projects on biodiversity to be measured: 1. Impact on biodiversity: product; 2. Impact on biodiversity: construction p
 
ODPM Consultation on Code for Sustainable Buildings (Phase 1&2)
03/03/2009
Three consultation workshops were organised on behalf of ODPM in March 2005 to discuss an initial outline of the proposed Code for Sustainable Buildings.
 
Site decommissioning: Sustainable practices in the use of construction resources
01/06/2005
W009. This document contains guidance on sustainable practices in managing volumes of radiologically clean and slightly radioactive wastes and has been produced following extensive involvement of stakeholders.
 
Key Performance Indicators for water use in offices
01/02/2006
W011. This document is a simple guide to checking whether the water consumption of an office is high or low compared to the average. It also provides some guidance about how to improve water consumption to reduce water and sewerage bills, and provide
 
Key Performance Indicators for water use in hotels
01/02/2006
W010. This document is a simple guide to checking whether the water consumption of a hotel is high or low compared to the average. It also provides some guidance about how to improve water consumption to reduce water and sewerage bills, and provides
 
Sustainable water management in schools
01/07/2006
W012. This guidance provides advice to facilitate the sustainable management of water in schools, including guidance on the implementation of sustainable water use and sustainable drainage during both the design and operational phases of schools.
 
DTI Global Mission Watch: Towards Zero Carbon Housing - lessons from Northern Europe
11/02/2019
This report represents the findings of a mission organised by CIRIA with the support of DTI.
 
Design of containment systems for the prevention of water pollution from industrial incidents
01/01/1997
R164. This title enables the user to find the most appropriate secondary containment system.
 
FRMRC: Culvert design & operation guide supplementary technical note on understanding blockage risks
08/11/2013
C720. While there is recognition that culverts present significant flood risks, there have been few systematic investigations in the UK of blockage risk associated with trash accumulation at culverts and other hydraulic structures.
 
FRMRC: Land use management effects on flood flows and sediments - guidance on prediction
08/07/2013
C719. This publication provides guidance to policy makers, farmers, landowners and land managers, governing bodies and consultants on the evidence and tools now available for supporting decisions.
 
FRMRC: Quantitative assessment methods for the monitoring & inspection of flood defences
25/03/2013
C717. This publication aims to provide guidance to those involved in the management and operation of flood defence assets on how their asset monitoring programmes might be improved through the collection and analysis of quantitative asset data.
 
Engineering to live within planetary boundaries: Civil engineering research needs
26/10/2010
This paper, prepared by the ICE, sets out a future vision for the development of civil engineering in the broader context of one planet living.
 
Guidance and standards on flood damaged buildings
19/11/2010
A study that address concerns relating to drying times for flood-damaged buildings.
 
Flood resilience and resistance for critical infrastructure
11/02/2019
C688. This web page provides a free downloadable version of Flood resilience and resistance for critical infrastructure.
 
Sustainable water management in schools (W012)
11/02/2019
This guidance provides advice to facilitate the sustainable management of water in schools, including guidance on the implementation of sustainable water use and sustainable drainage during both the design and operational phases of schools.