Projects underway

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The CIRIA projects listed below are currently underway, please select a project for more information.  Alternatively, you can download the latest programme in document form here

 

Reinforced cast in situ concrete
Phase 2 of the project is underway now and the focus of the research will be on defects and error associated with reinforced cast in-situ concrete.
 
Code of Practice and guidance for property flood resilience
This project will develop a robust and authoritative code of practice (CoP) and consolidated guidance that provides a standardised approach for the delivery and management of property flood resilience.
 
Managing archaeology in construction
This project will support the realisation of the benefits that archaeology can bring to projects; building on CIRIA’s current guidance – Archaeology and development - a good practice guide to managing risk and maximising benefit (C672).
 
Guidance on the delivery of blue roofs RP1099
This proposal sets out to develop guidance on blue roofs and the delivery of multiple benefits to improve confidence in their specification, design and delivery.
 
Guidance on natural flood management RP1094
This project will produce guidance which builds on existing case studies, high-level guidance and research (eg SEPA’s handbook, Environment Agency and NERC research) to present case studies, develop a design philosophy, design objectives and criteria
 
Marine infrastructure effects – improving coastal biodiversity (CON246)
CIRIA is the network coordinator to help promote and raise awareness of this project in order to maximise its uptake and potential benefits and impact.
 
Application of Eurocode 7 to the design of flood embankments
Eurocode 7 is the EU standard for the design of geotechnical structures. Its use in public sector works became mandatory in EU member states in 2010 and it has been implemented in varying ways by member states.
 
Innovative site investigation hub
This project will keep contaminated land practitioners, regulators and other stakeholders up-to-date with latest development, understand the benefits and limitations, theory and practical, safe and cost effective application of these new approaches
 
Quantifying the benefits of off-site construction
This project will quantify the benefits of off-site construction
 
Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) for civil structures RP1081
CIRIA is developing guidance for civil infrastructure owners and operators, managers and maintainers. The guidance will present the plethora of NDE techniques available in the marketplace, detail their respective strengths and weaknesses and...
 
NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Programme (ERIIP)
The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme is a five-year, £5m initiative, which will be driven by the needs of the business community and decision-makers.
 
Asbestos from soil site management aid
This project will produce the first UK interactive aid/tool in smart phones or tablets for ground workers and other site workers dealing with asbestos contaminated materials on site.
 
Delivering green infrastructure to enhance the performance of linear assets
This project seeks to produce a range of outputs for clients and planners, highlighting examples of good practice on implementing green infrastructure along the linear infrastructure network and in doing so help share good practice between ...
 
E-training for asbestos on soil
This project will develop an e-training programme to support professionals dealing with or managing asbestos in soils.
 
Retrofitting hazardous ground gas protection measures for developments
Hazardous ground gases can cause serious problems to construction developments, particularly existing buildings. With an average life of more than 100 years for residential developments in this country, many may not have gas protective measures in p
 
Advanced Numerical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering
Undertaking mainstream geotechnical design with numerical methods is relatively new for the industry and senior engineers potentially unfamiliar with the methods are required to put in place structures and procedures to guide the outcome and ensure..
 
Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for civil infrastructure
CIRIA will develop high-level guidance for civil infrastructure owners and operators; client advisors; specifiers; designers, managers and maintainers. The guidance will support business cases to implement SHM and include information on the capabilit
 
Grouted Anchors and soil nails - condition appraisal and remedial treatment RP1061
This project is to prepare needed guidance in the form of a report that will use case histories, published material and industry experiences to describe good practices and recommendations to assessing the condition and providing remediation to groute
 
Gates, valves and associated equipment in dams – selection, operation, evaluation and repair RP1071
The UK Reservoir Safety Advisory Group has identified the need for further research and guidance on the selection, operation, evaluation, repair, maintenance and replacement of gates and Valves, and CIRIA is co-ordinating the development of a proje
 
Culverts - design and operation including screens RP1075
Culverts are one of the most numerous flood management assets and are common across all infrastructure asset operating authorities including those responsible for flooding, drainage and transport.
 
Responding to the lessons learnt from flooding
The aim of this project is to provide guidance on how to implement the recommendations contained in the published reports and from other lessons learned.
 
susdrain - the community for SuDS
susdrain is an exciting community that provides up to date guidance, support case studies and photos as well as discussion forums and networking opportunities.
 
Biodiversity interest group
CIRIA's biodiversity interest group is an opportunity for our members to come together and share information, discuss key topics, network and help shape CIRIA's work in this area.
 
Working with wildlife - an application
CIRIA and The Ecology Consultancy are working together to develop a mobile application based on the toolbox talks, species and habitat briefings, to help construction professionals use the guidance on construction sites.
 
Groynes in coastal engineering
The document would extend and update CIRIA’s existing guide, particularly in terms of maintenance and materials.
 
The UXO Forum
This project has been designed to bring real change to the industry through a series of events and other tools.
 
Lean in construction - implementation support
This project will provide further support to organisations considering the implementation of Lean by providing practical guidance on a number of additional aspects.