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Bringing industry leaders and experts together, the CIRIA network offers an engaging platform for cross sector collaboration and discussion, and aims to strengthen links between research, innovation and practice.

The CIRIA network blog keeps you up to date with the latest news, events and opinion from CIRIA and the wider construction industry.
Water damage
7/15/2022
Water is the new fire. Escape of water incidents have increased in frequency and severity in the past few years, with large losses now as frequent, if not more so, than fire-related incidents, according to the Construction Insurance Risk Engineers Gr
 
The influence of cleaning method on screen design
4/20/2022
Dr Amanda Kitchen Technical Director, JBA Consulting, co-author of the CIRIA C786 Manual and CIRIA trainer considers the influence of cleaning method on screen design.
 
Non-destructive testing of civil structures
3/2/2022
Chris Atkins, Technical Principal, Mott MacDonald and co-author of C798 provides an overview of new guide.
 
Working with wildlife in the construction industry
1/31/2022
Sarah Ive, Principal Ecologist, Temple Group and CIRIA trainer discusses the importance of dealing with wildlife issues on construction sites.
 
Keeping in PRIME condition: monitoring infrastructure using geophysics
1/17/2022
Jim Whiteley, Arnaud Watlet and Jon Chambers, Shallow Hazards and Earth Observation, British Geological Survey consider monitoring infrastructure using geophysics.
 
SuDS evaluation
12/14/2021
Louise Walker, CIRIA SuDS lead, discusses how CIRIA's new training can support the delivery of high-quality Suds that deliver multiple benefits.
 
Why the construction and development industry today demands real value from its archaeology
11/11/2021
The authors of C799 guide consider the role of archaeology as part of construction today.
 
Decontaminating brownfield assets: developing for the future
11/8/2021
Patrick Flood, Technical Director discusses the ever increasing need for use of previously used land for development.
 
CoP – Risk management of contracts works water damage summary
6/17/2021
Dirk Vennix, CEO, CIRIA provides a summary of the community of practice event focusing on water damage during contract work.
 
Cleaning up the construction industry: a supplier’s perspective
5/18/2021
Chris Harrop OBE, Group Sustainability Director for Marshalls plc, discusses his sustainability journey and some of the obstacles Marshalls faces as the construction industry scrambles to clean up its act.
 
Heathrow Biodiversity Legacy Award winner Princes Lakes
4/30/2021
James Webster, Director of Ecology (EHM Ltd) provides an update on the 2019 award winning project.
 
Climate change and remediation – changes afoot?
4/26/2021
Joanne Kwan (CIRIA), Claire Dickinson (Geo-Environmental Matters) & Paul Nathanail (GHD) highlight key results of the climate and contaminated land survey and the challenges to contaminated land caused by climate change impact.
 
Why Doing One Thing for Biodiversity Adds Up
4/16/2021
Claire Hector – Arc Biodiversity & Climate, Isle of Wight discusses success at the BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards.
 
The new age of construction: technology as an enabler
4/12/2021
Sam Stacey, Challenge Director, Transforming Construction at UKRI provides an overview and key outcomes from CIRIA’s recent conference held on 10 March 2021.
 
CoP – The challenges of professional indemnity insurance summary
3/24/2021
Dirk Vennix, CEO, CIRIA provides a summary of the community of practice event focusing on the challenges of PII.
 
Copy of CoP – The challenges of professional indemnity insurance summary
3/24/2021
Dirk Vennix, CEO, CIRIA provides a summary of the community of practice event focusing on the challenges of PII.
 
New opportunities in China's land remediation market for UK professionals
3/22/2021
Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA highlights the opportunities for contaminated land specialists to operate in the Chinese land remediation market.
 
15 years of CIRIA SuDS training
3/8/2021
Steve Wilson, Technical Director The Environmental Protection Group Ltd and CIRIA trainer discusses the evolution of SuDS good practice
 
How the digital revolution can support Net Zero Carbon
2/16/2021
Stephen Boyle, Strategic Programme Manager of the Built Environment at Zero Waste Scotland explores the digital investments the construction sector needs to make to achieve Scotland’s ambitious Net Zero Carbon targets.
 
Community of Practice – Managing construction risk (MCR) round up
12/15/2020
CIRIA had a soft launch for a new Community of Practice (CoP) focused on managing risk in construction.
 
Grouted anchors and soil nails: all you need to know
11/16/2020
John O’Donovan, GDG Principal Engineer and co-author of CIRIA guide C794 outlines the importance of grouted anchors and soil nails to our infrastructure.
 
Importance of good screen design
11/16/2020
Dr Amanda Kitchen, Consultant Principal Civil Engineer, Mott MacDonald and co-author of the C786 guidance outlines the importance of screen design
 
Investing in blue-green infrastructure – the time is now
10/20/2020
Peter Massini, Lead – Green Infrastructure, Greater London Authority discusses why a greener urban environment is essential for growing cities.
 
Integration of green, blue and electricity
10/16/2020
Howard Gray, Urban tree enthusiast GreenBlue Urban discusses how can we make our open spaces more multifunctional?
 
Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure: Moving From Persuasion to Acceptance
9/21/2020
Allister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography, Northumbria University and Chair, Building with Nature Standards Board discusses blue green infrastructure implementation.