Research by topic: Sustainability and the built environment

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Projects underway

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.
 
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.
 
Scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures phase 1 - supplement
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)
 
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.
 
Delivering green infrastructure to enhance the performance of linear assets
This project seeks to produce a range of outputs for clients and planners, highlighting examples of good practice on implementing green infrastructure along the linear infrastructure network and in doing so help share good practice between ...
 
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.
 
Containment systems for pollution control - Phase 1
This project will produce a supplement guide to C736, drawing on the past six years worth of experience in the inspection, upgrading and repair of containment structures.
 
Managing archaeology in construction
This project will support the realisation of the benefits that archaeology can bring to projects; building on CIRIA’s current guidance – Archaeology and development - a good practice guide to managing risk and maximising benefit (C672).
 

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)
 
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
 
P3212 - Containment systems for pollution control - Phase 2
This project will produce a supplement guide to C736, drawing on the past six years worth of experience in the inspection, upgrading and repair of containment structures.
 
P3204 - Sea outfalls - inspection, assessment and repair
This project will produce an operators guide on the need for and the procurement or execution of survey and inspection activities together with associated repair and modifications.
 
P3234 - Siphons in dams and other water retaining structures
This project will produce best practice guidance on the design, installation, operation, management and testing of siphons in dams.
 
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.
 
P3164 - European Protected Species Policy
This project will review experience and lessons learned from the application of the different licencing approaches presented by the new European Protected Species Regulations. The project will gather evidence on successful innovative implementation o