Research by topic: Civil and ground engineering

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Projects underway

Geotechnical baseline reporting
14/06/2021
GBRs are an established way of managing geotechnical risk for tunnelling projects. They are required for compliance with the joint code of practice for risk management of tunnel works in the UK. The insurance market has a clearer view of risk boundar  
 
Earth observation and InSAR technology for civil infrastructure
24/09/2021
This new guidance will address the application of Earth Observation and InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) to civil engineering infrastructure assets.  
 
Piling good practice guidance
20/08/2020
CIRIA proposes to undertake research to produce a new suite of guides covering the techniques, plant and equipment and materials of today. The intention is to produce a second generation of these guides building on the success of the earlier guides.  
 
Thrust blocks on buried pressure pipelines
18/12/2019
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.  
 
Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) for civil structures
05/11/2018
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...  
 

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)
 
P3167 - Transport infrastructure materials series
CIRIA propose a programme of collaborative activities covering road and rail civil engineering structures, developments in infrastructure materials and whole-life infrastructure asset management practices.