Projects underway

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The CIRIA projects listed below are currently underway, please select a project for more information.

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.
 
Biodiversity Net Gain Principles and Guidance for UK construction and developments
In partnership with both CIEEM and IEMA, CIRIA is developing new guidance to help professionals and UK industry address this challenge and to achieve ‘Net Gain’ targets for biodiversity.
 
,Deterioration and degradation modelling of infrastructure assets
CIRIA is undertaking scoping of a proposed project on deterioration and degradation modelling of infrastructure assets.
 
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...
 
The benefits of SuDS (BeST)
CIRIA has developed a new, free tool and guidance, BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool, W045) for use on PC.
 
Quantifying the benefits of off-site construction
This project will quantify the benefits of off-site construction
 
E-training for asbestos on soil
This project will develop an e-training programme to support professionals dealing with or managing asbestos in soils.
 
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
 
Cast in situ concrete RP1078
This project will focus on defects associated with the procurement, design and construction of cast in-situ concrete.
 
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.
 
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
 
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.
 
Abandoned mine workings manual
This project will develop a new publication to replace SP32 Construction over abandoned mine workings, published by CIRIA in 1984.
 
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
 
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.
 
Delivering successful integrated water management through the planning system
This project will produce guidance which supports the delivery of effective integrated water management (that include SuDS) for new development and regeneration projects. It will review and showcase good planning policies and the process that underpi
 
Code of Practice and guidance for property flood resilience
Updated guidance on SuDS construction will ensure SuDS are built as designed and provide the functionality and performance required.
 
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.
 
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
 
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..
 
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles for infrastructure asset management
The guidance will enable clients and infrastructure managers and those providing asset management services to better understand how unmanned aerial vehicles technology can be used within their organisations to improve their asset management capabilit
 
Delivering wellbeing at site level
While regulations require health and safety hazards and risks to be prevented and strictly controlled, there are no specific legal requirements for workers’ physical and mental health.
 
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).
 
Groynes in coastal engineering
The document would extend and update CIRIA’s existing guide, particularly in terms of maintenance and materials.
 
Asbestos from soil site management aide
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.
 
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.
 
The UXO Forum
This project has been designed to bring real change to the industry through a series of events and other tools.
 
UXO through the Construction Cycle – A good practice guidance and toolbox talks
This project will provide training materials for site operatives and ground workers to manage UXOs more efficiently in land projects