CIRIA briefings examine important and topical issues in construction and the built environment, including emerging technologies, regulatory and legislative changes, sustainability and industry standards and good practice. We issue new briefings on a monthly basis and have published over 160 to date. All CIRIA briefings are peer reviewed before being published.

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Latest briefings

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Planning for resilient ports and airports
18/03/2019
Nanco Dolman, Royal HaskoningDHV, assesses critical infrastructure interdependencies and its cascade effects to help ports and airports plan for flood resilience and adapt to climate change.  
 
Resilient infrastructure futures - what does success look like?
28/11/2018
David Pocock, Jacobs, and Juliet Mian, Arup, draw on their diverse experience to set out a shared view of the definition of ‘success’ as the construction industry steps up efforts to improve the resilience of new and existing critical infrastructure  
 
Gatwick Airport: delivering resilient projects
28/11/2018
Matthew Kent, Design Assurance Manager, Gatwick Airport, discusses how the airport builds resilience into its Capital Investment Programme  
 
Maximising the climate resilience dividend for UK infrastructure
28/11/2018
Kiki Pattenden and Ian Allison, Mott MacDonald, together with Jonathan Simm, HR Wallingford, explore how strategic, long-term adaptive investment in infrastructure resilience with today’s capital is important for ongoing business performance and surv  
 
Guidance on glazing at height - an introduction for the client (SP161)
14/11/2017
An introduction to CIRIA's full report, Guidance on glazing at height (C632).  
 
The Role of Responsible Sourcing in the Sustainable Construction Agenda
02/12/2015
Professor Jacqui Glass of Loughborough University discusses the role of responsible sourcing in construction  
 
SuDS in the community: suitable case for treatment?
01/03/2013
David Singleton, DSA Environment + Design Ltd, gives a brief account of the benefits of SuDS and indicates where success has been achieved and why this might be the case  
 
Fit-out guidance to support sustainable practices
05/01/2016
Karen Lambert, Marketing Director UK & Ireland, Interface, discusses the new CIRIA Environmental fit-out guide (C757) and how it can be used to create stronger cohesion through the supply chain.  
 
CDM has landed
05/11/2015
Alan Gilbertson, CIRIA consultant, outlines the latest changes to the CDM regulations...  
 
CDM2015 – why you need to understand and prepare now
15/01/2015
Alan Gilbertson discusses the forthcoming changes to the CDM regulations