Research by topic: Civil and ground engineering

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Projects underway

Construction impact - Prediction, assessment and control of damage from ground movements
04/06/2020
This project identifies common sources of ground movement and their methods of prediction using empirical and analytical methods.  
 
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  
 
Geotechnical baseline reporting
19/05/2020
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  
 
CIRIA Piling Guides – Good practice guidance RP1122
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.  
 
Scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures phase 1 - supplement
18/12/2019
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)  
 
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.
 
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.