Research by topic: Building and construction technology

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Projects underway

Geospatial Information Systems for infrastructure asset management
This project will focus on the available GIS systems and their capability and how this can be integrated into existing asset management strategies.
 
Repurposing buildings
Developers and owners often require buildings to be upgraded, extended or repurposed, maximising floorspace within constrained programme and cost.
 
Thrust blocks on buried pressure pipelines
This project will review and update CIRIA's 1994 guide to the design of thrust blocks for buried pressure pipelines to reflect new materials - particularly polyethylene, practices and changes to standards and codes.
 
Construction Innovation Alliance
Formed in 2019, this community of practice of infrastructure clients and Tier 1 suppliers has been sharing knowledge, experiences and approaches through baselining surveys, discussion workshops and information papers.
 

Project proposals

P3199 - Scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures phase 2 - database extension
This project will review recent experience and research and capture this information in a supplement to CIRIA's existing manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures C742 (2015)
 
P3238 - Offsite construction - concept design and delivery
This project will deliver guidance to support initial concept planning for offsite construction, which could then be developed into a scheme design. The guide will show what is possible and what is available in the market place when an offsite soluti