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New CIRIA guide cracks the Eurocode for concrete
29/10/2018
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
15/10/2018
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...
19/09/2018
Announcing the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards winners  
 
Industry endorse susdrain – the heart of the sustainable drainage community
04/09/2018
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  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2018 shortlist revealed
25/07/2018
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2018 shortlist revealed  
 
Rock netting systems – design,installation and whole-life management
03/07/2018
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
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.  
 
Are you our next BIG winner
11/06/2018
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2018 - entry deadline extended  
 
Marine Sand and Gravel - Beyond the Horizon, 6th triennial EMSAGG conference
22/05/2018
Registration is now open for the sixth triennial EMSAGG (European Marine Sand and Gravel Group) conference.  
 
Beyond the boundaries - slope design and management
09/03/2018
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.  
 
Rising to the challenge – CIRIA conference to tackle resource efficiency & waste reduction
01/03/2018
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  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2018 open for entry
01/03/2018
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2018 - open for entries  
 
CIRIA - championing the Environment
16/01/2018
CIRIA welcomes the ambitious goals of the 25 Year Environment Plan  
 
CIRIA welcomes new Council Chair
25/10/2017
CIRIA's Chair of Members council, Doug Waters, Gatwick Airport, steps down and passes the baton on to Jonathan Simm, HR Wallingford.  
 
Hidden defects in bridges - final dates announced
02/08/2017
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
02/08/2017
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
31/07/2017
Annoucing the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards finalists.  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2017 - helping nature's recovery
06/07/2017
CIRIA BIG Biodiversity Challenge - helping nature's recovery  
 
Sustainable Cities - Is there a future, Is it green
06/06/2017
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
06/06/2017
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
18/05/2017
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
09/05/2017
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?
03/03/2017
BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2017 are open for entry  
 
BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 winners
19/09/2016
Announcing the 2016 BIG Biodiversity Challenge winners  
 
You've got to be in it - to win it
27/07/2016
The 2016 challenge will be closing on 8 August. Enter now!  
 
Delivering cost effective multi-beneficial sustainable drainage
20/06/2016
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?
12/05/2016
CIRIA is proud to announce its annual debate ‘Cities – adaptation without mitigation is immoral’  
 
Have you taken the BIG Biodiversity Challenge
06/05/2016
CIRIA is delighted to announce that the BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016 is now open for entries.  
 
Delivering sustainable fit-out projects
17/02/2016
The new CIRIA Fit-out environmental good practice on site guide (C757) provides practical, succinct guidance to support the delivery of fit-out projects applicable across a range of sectors (commercial, retail, education, leisure, health).  
 
New farms guidance: livestock manure and silage storage infrastructure for agriculture
20/01/2016
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
09/11/2015
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
16/10/2015
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
29/09/2015
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
25/09/2015
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
07/04/2015
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
26/03/2015
Industry leaders to discuss progress on Construction 2025 targets  
 
Sharing good practice in Local Flood Risk Management
25/03/2015
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
19/03/2015
CIRIA announces publication of the Scour Manual, second edition (C742)  
 
Unleash your Wild Side and rise to the BIG Challenge
23/02/2015
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
15/01/2015
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.  
 
BIG Challenge Awards winners announced
15/10/2014
CIRIA’s BIG Challenge Awards celebrated the achievements of organisations that ‘did one thing’ to encourage biodiversity on their construction projects.  
 
Responsible sourcing in the construction industry
02/10/2014
CIRIA and Loughborough University will host a conference to provide a unique insight into the latest developments on responsible sourcing in the construction industry.  
 
Industry support grows for CIRIA BIG Challenge
02/10/2014
CIRIA and Loughborough University will host a conference to provide a unique insight into the latest developments on responsible sourcing in the construction industry.  
 
Industry supports innovative Biodiversity Awards
14/07/2014
CIRIA welcomes industry support for innovative Biodiversity Awards  
 
BIG Challenge Awards 2014 open for entries
30/05/2014
CIRIA announces the BIG Challenge Awards 2014.  
 
International Levee Handbook project highly commended
21/05/2014
The International Levee Handbook (ILH) was highly commended at the 2014 Ground Engineering Awards.  
 
CIRIA announces new Chief Executive
26/03/2014
CIRIA is pleased to announce the launch of the National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group bringing together some of the largest UK infrastructure providers from the transport and utilities sectors.  
 
Asbestos - understanding and managing asbestos risks in soil
26/03/2014
The outcome of the project findings are now published in CIRIA report Asbestos in soil and made ground: a guide to understanding and managing risks (C733) which will also be the first good practice guidance document since 1990 in the UK.  
 
CIRIA announces National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group
26/03/2014
CIRIA is pleased to announce the launch of the National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group bringing together some of the largest UK infrastructure providers from the transport and utilities sectors.  
 
Industry Awards nomination for CIRIA staff
03/03/2014
Louise Clarke and Philip Charles, two of CIRIA’s Project Managers have been recognised for awards.  
 
Water sensitive urban design film wins Sustainable Water Industry Group Award
21/11/2013
A new film, promoting the creation of 'water sensitive cities' as a way of addressing the major challenges of water shortage, flooding and pollution, has won a Sustainable Water Industry Group (SWIG) Award in the Communications Category.  
 
Embedding sustainable procurement in construction
23/10/2013
CIRIA is pleased to be working with Loughborough University's Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing (APRES) and the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) to jointly deliver Applying sustainable procurement in construction conference o  
 
The BIG Challenge - 12 organisations sign up
17/10/2013
CIRIA's Biodiversity Interest Group launched the BIG Challenge on 15 October 2013 at a workshop hosted by AECOM. The BIG Challenge encourages one new biodiversity enhancement on each site/development.  
 
International projects announce launch of new guidance on floodrisk and levee management
27/09/2013
Floods are considered the major natural hazard in the EU in terms of risk to people and assets. The most recent extensive springtime flooding in Central Europe seriously affected several German states and Czech regions and caused localised problems i  
 
Can Water Sensitive Urban Design deliver better water management AND urban design?
24/01/2013
CIRIA has announced plans to launch an innovative report on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) at the Ecobuild 2013 exhibition.  
 
CIRIA announce series of sustainability events
30/03/2012
CIRIA has announced a series of five sustainability events to coincide with the Rio +20 conference to be held in Brazil.  
 
Booking opens for EMSAGG 2012 Conference
29/03/2012
Registration is now open for the fourth EMSAGG (European Marine Sand and Gravel Group) conference.  
 
CIRIA asbestos in soil project begins with appointment of research contractor
24/01/2012
CIRIA, the construction industry research association, has announced the start of its project, Guide to managing and understanding the risks of asbestos in soil and on Brownfield sites, with the appointment of lead research contractors, Land Quality  
 
CIRIA announces new SuDS and SABs facilitation workshops
17/01/2012
CIRIA, has announced a range of new SuDS and SAB facilitation workshops in a bid to help local authorities prepare for legislative changes.