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Construction Industry Council publishes professional indemnity insurance survey results
31/03/2021
The construction industry council publishes the results of their industry-wide professional indemnity insurance survey.
 
Celebrating SuDS - susdrain 2021 SuDS Champion Awards
23/03/2021
CIRIA is delighted to announce the susdrain 2021 SuDS Champion Awards is now open for entries.
 
2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge is now open
19/03/2021
Are you ready to Do One Thing for Biodiversity?
 
Construction research in a COVID-19 world - workshop
19/01/2021
This jointly organised UKCRIC and CIRIA workshop will be hosted on 9 February 2021.
 
New guidance: Code of practice for property flood resilience (C790)
08/01/2021
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.
 
New guidance: Retrofitting ground gas protection measures (C795)
15/12/2020
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)
13/11/2020
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
23/09/2020
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?
08/09/2020
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: Sustainable management of surplus soils and aggregates
27/08/2020
We are seeking expressions of interest from industry to produce technical work on the sustainable management of waste soils and aggregates.
 
Contractor opportunity: A site guide for managing ground gasses
27/08/2020
We are seeking expressions of interest from industry for the development of a site guide for managing ground gasses.
 
Green Construction Board seeks industry views
26/08/2020
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)
17/08/2020
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
20/07/2020
Introducing the new SuDS Champion and winning projects of the 2020 SuDS Awards
 
Register your business for the Construction Talent Retention Scheme
09/07/2020
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
01/07/2020
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)
17/06/2020
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
11/06/2020
The voting for the 2020 SUDS Champion is now underway.
 
Provide feedback on the NSTS for SuDS
04/06/2020
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
28/05/2020
New CIRIA guidance: Groynes in coastal engineering C793 out now.
 
Guidance on delivery of Blue roofs - Survey
30/04/2020
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)
31/03/2020
Newly published guidance: Pipework, valves and associated equipment in dams.
 
Out now: Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction
16/03/2020
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
03/03/2020
CIRIA signs industry pledge to tackle climate change
 
Help inform the future - susdrain's annual survey
24/02/2020
Help inform the future of susdrain by sharing your thoughts in the annual susdrain survey.
 
Constructing and inspecting SuDS training available now
19/02/2020
Newly training for constructing and inspecting SuDS is available now.
 
Newly revised culverts training available now
29/01/2020
Newly revised Culvert, screen and outfall CPD training available.
 
CIRIA Executive Board welcomes Environment Agency's John Curtin
27/01/2020
John Curtin of Environment Agency, joins CIRIA's Board of Directors
 
20 years of delivering environmental good practice on site
17/01/2020
CIRIA delivering 20 years of environmental good practice
 
Celebrating SuDS - 2020 susdrain SuDS Awards
14/01/2020
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
06/01/2020
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,
 
CIRIA welcomes Pinssar to Membership
20/12/2019
Pinssar joins CIRIA membership
 
Culvert screen and outfall manual C786 PR
18/12/2019
The 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 asset
 
First UK app Asbestos Site Aid for site workers
09/12/2019
A 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 through the planning system guide
25/11/2019
The new CIRIA 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.
 
Biodiversity Net Gain feedback required
18/11/2019
Industry feedback required on how our Biodiversity Net Gain guidance and case studies are working to shape biodiversity net gain delivery, and how they may potentially be improved.
 
CIRIA welcomes Ischebeck Titan to Membership
10/10/2019
Ischebeck Titan joins CIRIA membership.
 
2019 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards winners revealed
16/09/2019
Presenting the winners of the 2019 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.
 
CIRIA welcomes Zero Waste Scotland to Membership
30/08/2019
Zero Waste Scotland joins CIRIA membership.
 
CIRIA welcomes Curtins to Membership
30/08/2019
Curtins joins CIRIA membership.
 
Abandoned mine workings manual - new guidance coming soon
19/08/2019
Coming soon - Abandoned mine workings manual C758D
 
Celebrating SuDS - 2019 SuDS Champion announced
22/07/2019
susdrain SuDS Champion Award 2019 winner announced.
 
#BIGAwards 2019 finalists revealed
16/07/2019
Proudly annoucing the 2019 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards finalists.
 
South West civil infrastructure research conference: 19 September
15/07/2019
CIRIA Infrastructure asset management conference in the South West
 
CIRIA debate report - Circularity in the built environment: an impossible dream?
09/07/2019
A summary of the key points raised during CIRIA’s 2019 annual debate examining a circular future for the built environment
 
CIRIA good practice guidance bundles
04/07/2019
CIRIA good practice guidance bundles - special offer
 
Check out the entries for the 2019 BIG Biodiversity Challenge & Awards
01/07/2019
2019 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards entries
 
CIRIA welcomes Active Building Centre to Membership
24/06/2019
Active Building Centre joins CIRIA membership.
 
Delivery of Blue roofs P3084 requesting expressions of interest
17/06/2019
CIRIA is seeking expressions of interest from research teams for Proposal 3084 Guidance on the delivery of blue roofs.
 
New reports on Blue-Green Infrastructure
13/06/2019
New blue-green infrastructure reports.
 
CIRIA welcomes University of Edinburgh to Membership
23/05/2019
University of Edinburgh joins CIRIA membership.
 
Circularity in the built environment: an impossible dream?
15/05/2019
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.
 
London's Sustainable Drainage Proforma
30/04/2019
London's 33 Lead Local Flood Authorities introduce London Sustainable Proforma
 
Celebrating SuDS - susdrain SuDS Champion Awards 2019
12/04/2019
CIRIA is delighted to announce the susdrain SuDS Champion Awards is now open for entries.
 
Unmanned aerial vehicles for managing assets - new guidance
11/04/2019
New guidance explores drone technology for managing assets
 
CIRIA welcomes Geobrugg to Membership
01/04/2019
Geobrugg joins CIRIA membership.
 
CIRIA welcomes Smith & Williamson to Membership
27/03/2019
Smith & Williamson joins CIRIA membership.
 
Help develop SuDS guidance for different sectors
27/03/2019
Help with the development of guidance on SuDS for different sectors.
 
CIRIA welcomes Grosvenor Britain & Ireland to Membership
05/03/2019
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland joins CIRIA membership.
 
CIRIA welcomes WSP to Membership
05/03/2019
WSP joins CIRIA membership
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2019 is open
01/03/2019
Call for entries for 2019 BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards
 
Working with Wildlife app available now
01/03/2019
New Working with Wildlife app is now available to download free of charge from the App Store or Google Play Store.
 
UK homes unfit for challenges of climate change
28/02/2019
The Committee of Climate Change publishes new report assessing whether UK housing is prepared for the challenges of climate change
 
CIRIA completes first phase of B£ST updates
26/02/2019
CIRIA completes first phase of the Benefits Estimation Tool (B£ST) updates
 
CIRIA welcomes City of Glasgow College to Membership
21/02/2019
City of Glasgow College joins CIRIA membership
 
CIRIA welcomes Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd to Membership
21/02/2019
Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd joins CIRIA membership
 
New guidance issued for Biodiversity Net Gain
18/02/2019
New Biodiversity Net Gain guidance available to download free of charge.
 
CIRIA Members - We need your feedback
07/02/2019
CIRIA is seeking feedback on its membership services. If you are a CIRIA Member then please fill in the survey.
 
Geospatial information systems for infrastructure asset management
06/02/2019
This new project will explore use of GIS in infrastructure asset management.
 
New Eurocode compliant tower crane guidance
06/02/2019
New Eurocode compliant Tower crane guidance available now.
 
General fixings guidance on selection and whole-life management C777
29/01/2019
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
 
CIRIA announces new guidance for General fixings
29/01/2019
This publication combines a wealth of technical knowledge about fixings and explores management approaches to the different activities involved.
 
CIRIA announces new guidance for Safety-critical fixings
29/01/2019
This publication combines a wealth of technical knowledge about fixings and explores management approaches to the different activities involved.
 
Natural Flood Management requesting expressions of interest
25/01/2019
CIRIA is looking for expressions of interest for Proposal 2970 Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management
 
CIRIA welcomes Durham University to Membership
17/01/2019
Durham University joins CIRIA membership
 
Quantifying the benefits of offsite construction
20/11/2018
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
02/11/2018
O'Keefe joins CIRIA membership
 
Cracking the Eurocode for concrete - new guidance
29/10/2018
New Eurocode compliant guidance for control of cracking in concrete (C766)
 
Circular Economy event series
10/10/2018
This autumn we continue our series of Circular Economy events.
 
Fibre reinforced polymer bridges - new guidance
05/10/2018
New guidance for fibre reinforced polymer bridges coming soon from Composites UK
 
Calling all Local authorities working in the South East and London
19/09/2018
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
19/09/2018
Presenting the winners of the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.
 
Industry endorse susdrain - the heart of the sustainable drainage community
05/09/2018
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
 
International engineering enterprise Laing O’Rourke joins CIRIA
05/09/2018
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
03/09/2018
 
Cast in-situ concrete - collaborative working for zero defects
15/08/2018
This new project will explore defects associated with cast in-situ concrete
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge - reconnecting with nature
31/07/2018
Join us for the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards celebration on 12 September in London
 
#BIGAwards 2018 shortlist revealed
25/07/2018
Proudly annoucing the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards finalists.
 
SuDS success celebrated at inaugural Awards
20/07/2018
susdrain SuDS Awards winners announced.
 
Check out the entries for 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge & Awards
05/07/2018
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards entries
 
Rock netting systems – design,installation and whole-life management
03/07/2018
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
28/06/2018
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.
 
New appointment for CIRIA Executive Board
21/06/2018
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.
 
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge entry deadline extended
11/06/2018
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge entry deadline extended
 
CIRIA's Annual Debate returns this June
30/05/2018
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
22/05/2018
2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge closing soon
 
Marine Sand and Gravel - Beyond the Horizon, 6th triennial EMSAGG conference
21/05/2018
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
 
CIRIA privacy policy update
30/04/2018
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
18/04/2018
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
16/04/2018
CIRIA will host a conference to provide unique insight into the latest developments on circular economy and waste management.