Research by topic: Civil and ground engineering

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Projects underway

Advanced Numerical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering
29/06/2016
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..  
 
Abandoned mine workings manual
05/12/2018
This project will develop a new publication to replace SP32 Construction over abandoned mine workings, published by CIRIA in 1984.  
 
Grouted Anchors and soil nails - condition appraisal and remedial treatment RP1061
02/04/2015
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
14/07/2017
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  
 
Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for civil infrastructure
02/04/2015
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  
 
Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) for civil structures RP1081
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

P3165 – Geotechnical baseline reporting
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
 
P3181 Earth observation and InSAR technology for civil infrastructure
CIRIA will deliver a civil infrastructure stakeholder consultation roundtable to identify industry requirements of InSAR technology, develop an understanding of InSAR use for civil infrastructure, and support the development of good practices.
 
P3155 - Construction impact - prediction and assessment of damage from ground movements
Ground movements caused by construction activities such as basement excavation or tunnelling have the potential to cause damage to neighbouring structures or services. This guidance will identify the principal sources of ground movements and the meth
 
P3136 Deterioration modelling of water and wastewater civil infrastructure assets
CIRIA will develop an interactive maturity assessment tool and guidance that encourages asset owning/managing organisations to evaluate their maturity in deterioration modelling of water infrastructure.
 
P3156 - Engineering with geosynthetics
Both economic and technical benefits can be achieved using geotextiles as engineered solutions but cost savings have largely encouraged their use and further development...
 
P3161 Natural slopes – condition, appraisal and remedial treatment
CIRIA guidelines already exist for Infrastructure Cuttings (C591) and Infrastructure Embankments (C592). However, the scope of condition appraisal and remedial treatment of man made slopes differs considerably from that of natural slopes. It is logic