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Collaborating for resilience
Lee Kelly, CIRIA, summarises the findings of CIRIA’s 2016–2017 infrastructure resilience series.  
 
Interdependence analysis for systemically resilient infrastructure systems
Placing resilience at the heart of systemic infrastructure decision-making processes by Tom Dolan, UCL, and Roger Street, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, based on work carried out for UKCRIC and the ARCC Network.  
 
Resilient infrastructure futures - what does success look like?
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  
 
Maximising the climate resilience dividend for UK infrastructure
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  
 
Gatwick Airport: delivering resilient projects
Matthew Kent, Design Assurance Manager, Gatwick Airport, discusses how the airport builds resilience into its Capital Investment Programme  
 
Planning for resilient ports and airports
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.  
 
Reclamation and other uses of marine aggregate
Ruth Hynes reports from the 2016 EMSAGG event examining the role of marine aggregate for reclamation works, coastal protection, re nourishment projects, and other uses outside the construction industry  
 
Fit-out guidance to support sustainable practices
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.  
 
The Role of Responsible Sourcing in the Sustainable Construction Agenda
Professor Jacqui Glass of Loughborough University discusses the role of responsible sourcing in construction  
 
CDM has landed
Alan Gilbertson, CIRIA consultant, outlines the latest changes to the CDM regulations...  
 
CDM2015 – why you need to understand and prepare now
Alan Gilbertson discusses the forthcoming changes to the CDM regulations  
 
Preventing catastrophic events in construction - the construction industry moves
Alan Gilbertson, CIRIA, co-author of CIRIA’s report C699, outlines progress on the issue since 2011  
 
SuDS in the community: suitable case for treatment?
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  
 
Guidance on glazing at height - an introduction for the client (SP161)
An introduction to CIRIA's full report, Guidance on glazing at height (C632).