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.
With the support of partners, CIRIA is delighted to announce a series of
roundtables and workshops to identify, categorise and prioritise future
good practice research in slope engineering and management. This
ambitious series is an opportunity to join the discussion and be at the
forefront of leading industry research which will support the
application of best practice across the sector.
Slope face and near surface instabilities, particularly for linear
assets such as roads, rails and pipelines, are a mounting concern to
those tasked with managing critical infrastructure assets. This is due
to the increased pressure for new infrastructure, coupled with the
uncertainties of extreme weather and climate change, and means the
application of slope protection and stabilisation systems will continue
to be widely used. There are also significant geotechnical risks
associated with major infrastructure projects like High-Speed Two which
in response is pushing the boundaries of slope design and management.
Those wishing to help lead the industry debate on the future of slope
engineering and management are invited to join CIRIA at the first event
in the series, Engineered and natural slopes – protection and stabilisation system’s
, on Thursday 15 March 2018, 2pm – 5pm.
William Gates, Network Programme Manager, CIRIA said; “We’ve
seen examples of the challenges and risks associated with extreme
weather recently, and the industry must work together in order to
overcome the challenges of monitoring and managing slope stability in a
changing climate. This programme is a great way of engaging with
industry practitioners to identify good practice. We are looking forward
to starting this important project next week, and we will look forward
to delivering updated guidance for the industry in due course.”
To find out more about this series or CIRIA’s research project (RP1065)
please contact [email protected]