Research by topic: Construction process and management

Please select a project or project proposal below for more information.

Projects underway

Marine infrastructure effects – improving coastal biodiversity (CON246)
CIRIA is the network coordinator to help promote and raise awareness of this project in order to maximise its uptake and potential benefits and impact.
 
The UXO Forum
This project has been designed to bring real change to the industry through a series of events and other tools.
 
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..
 
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
 
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
 
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.
 
Lean in construction - implementation support
This project will provide further support to organisations considering the implementation of Lean by providing practical guidance on a number of additional aspects.
 
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.
 
Reinforced cast in situ concrete
Phase 2 of the project is underway now and the focus of the research will be on defects and error associated with reinforced cast in-situ concrete.
 
Pipework, valves and associated equipment in dams
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.
 
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.
 
Guidance on the delivery of blue roofs
This proposal sets out to develop guidance on blue roofs and the delivery of multiple benefits to improve confidence in their specification, design and delivery.
 
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.
 
Mobilising Citizens for Adaptation (MOCA) (CON253)
This project will collate previous literature reviews, information summarised as part of the SuDS Manual update (2015), and where relevant review other international databases as well as undertake engagement with UK universities
 
Guidance on natural flood management
This project will produce guidance which builds on existing case studies, high-level guidance and research (eg SEPA’s handbook, Environment Agency and NERC research) to present case studies, develop a design philosophy, design objectives and criteria
 

Project proposals

P3089 - Innovative technologies in civil engineering
This workshop aims to bring together clients and their supply chains to discuss the application and experience of a number of digital technologies.
 
P2968 - Supporting environmental good practice on site through e-learning
CIRIA is proposing to develop a series of e-learning modules that build on the content of the fourth edition of the Environmental good practice on site guide (C741) and the existing accompanying one-day classroom training course (IEMA approved).
 
Expansion of environmental toolbox talks
CIRIA will liaise with CECA and Build UK to expand the suite of toolbox talks and provide up-to-date, comprehensive guidance and learning tools to the industry.
 
P3055 -Working with wildlife - supporting effective management on construction projects
This project will update CIRIA’s Working with wildlife: guidance for the construction industry (C691) by reflecting changes in regulation, legislation and development in practice since its publication in 2011
 
P3059 - Management of invasive species - update of CIRIA guidance
This project will update CIRIA’s previous guidance and will be complemented by a series of briefings describing individual invasive species and detailing the relevant techniques to manage them.
 
P3086 - Designing for health in construction
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.
 
Effective management of environmental issues in facilities management
CIRIA is proposing to develop a one-day training course that helps delegates understand the key environmental issues to manage during facilities management activities and the good practice to be implemented on a day-to-day basis.