The majority of our research activities result in best practice publications, many of which have been adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas. The following civil and infrastructure publications include sustainable whole-life infrastructure asset design and management, and technical guidance on the management of key assets such as bridges, tunnels, embankments, dams, culverts and reservoirs.
Whole-life infrastructure asset management across industries (Phase 2) (C677)
2009. R Hooper, R Armitage, A Gallagher and T Osorio
This guide provides a focus on the strategic and tactical aspects of asset management, including setting asset management policy and strategy, and developing and adopting asset management plans.

Transport infrastructure drainage: condition appraisal and remedial treatment (C714)
2014. T Spink, I Duncan, A Lawrence and A Todd
This publication provides guidelines on good practice for the condition appraisal, maintenance and remedial treatment of transportation infrastructure drainage, as well as advice on issues such as inspection, investigation and monitoring, asset management, health and safety and environmental issues.

CIRIA Lean Construction guides
These six lean guides include: Lean construction and BIM (C725); Lean and the sustainability agenda (C726); Lean benefits realisation management (C727); A Lean guide for client organisations (C728); Selecting and working with a Lean consultant (C729); and Lean tools and techniques – an introduction (C730).

Geotechnical issues in construction: short paper series and 4th conference held on 7 November 2011 at CIRIA, London (X526)
2013. C Robinson, Q Spear, C Harding, A El-Hamalawi, Y Hsu, A O’Brien, K Higgins, P Scott, F Thomson, V Troughton, M Preene and S Rohs
These papers have been developed by the members of CIRIA’s Ground Engineering Advisory Panel following presentations given at the panel’s mini-conference held on 7 November 2011.

Quantitative assessment methods for the monitoring and inspection of flood defences: new techniques and recent developments (C717D)

2013. G Long, M Smith, M Mawdesley and A Taha
This guidance contains promising new methods of quantitative assessment that are relevant to flood defence asset management.

Geotechnical issues in construction: short paper series and 3rd conference held on 22 November 2010 at CIRIA, London (X525)
2012. P Phipps, A O’Brien, W Zhao, M Griffin, T Chapman, J Johnson, S Lightbody, V Troughton, C Hartley, P Smith, P Witherington and D Cox
These papers have been developed by the members of CIRIA’s Ground Engineering Advisory Panel following presentations given at the panel’s mini-conference held on 22 November 2010.

Geotechnical issues in construction: short paper series and 2nd conference held on 2 November 2009, at CIRIA, London (X513)
J Perry, F Loveridge, S Jefferis, V Troughton, C Lam, P Bourne-Webb, D Cox, R Coe and E Booth
These papers have been developed by member of CIRIA’s Ground Engineering Advisory Panel following presentations that they gave at the panel’s mini-conference in November 2009. 

Geotechnical issues in construction: short paper series and 1st conference held on 10 November 2008, at CIRIA, London (X512)
2011. T Chapman, J Perry, N O’Riordan, M Preene, C Power, D Patterson, D Cox and A El-Hamalawi
These papers have been developed by the members following presentations that they gave at the panel’s mini-conference in November 2008.

Culvert design and operation guide (C689)
2010. M Balkham, C Fosbeary, A Kitchen and C Rickard
This guide replaces CIRIA R168 published in 1997. It adopts a whole-life approach to the design and operation of culverts, with a focus on asset management, reflecting the significant changes that have occurred in the business of asset management over the past 10 to 15 years. 

Drystone retaining walls and their modifications: condition appraisal and remedial treatment (C676)
2009. M O’Reilly and J Perry
There is the need to promote and develop methods of preserving our valuable stock of retaining structures. The process involved and the basic information needed in achieving this desirable state of affairs is the subject of this guide.

Tunnels: inspection, assessment and maintenance (C671)
2010. L McKibbins, R Elmers and K Roberts
This guide provides guidance on the management, condition appraisal, maintenance and repair of the structural elements of existing infrastructure tunnels, focusing primarily on older infrastructure and certain tunnel types.

Iron and steel bridges: condition appraisal and remedial treatment (C664)
2007. G P Tilly, S J Matthews, D Deacon, J De Voy and P A Jackson
This guidance is aimed to meet the requirements of those with a general knowledge of bridge engineering and asset management and who need further information about the performances and specific requirements of iron and steel bridges.

Intelligent monitoring of concrete structures (C661)

2008. N R Buenfeld, R Davies, A Karimi and A Gilbertson
Intelligent monitoring is automated monitoring that provides explicit information on current condition and deterioration rates to assist in predicting the remaining life of a component or structure.

Masonry arch bridges: condition appraisal and remedial treatment (C656)
2006. L McKibbins, C Melbourne, N Sawar and C S Gallard
This book provides information and guidance that will assist those responsible for this task in achieving their aims.

Reuse of foundations (C653)
2007. T Chapman, S Anderson and J Windle
This guide sets out the background and provides guidance on the key issues for foundation reuse. 

EC7 – Implications for UK practice (C641)
2008. R Driscoll, P Scott and J Powell
The development of the Structural Eurocodes has been in progress for many years. These new EU Standards have now advanced to a stage that warrants serious preparation for their implementation and the consequences of withdrawal of corresponding national documents.

Soil nailing – best practice guidance (C637)
2005. A Phear, C Dew, B Ozsoy, N J Wharmby, J Judge and A D Barley
Based on a detailed review of published literature, consultation with industry experts and practitioners, case studies, and existing codes and standards, this guide sets out best practice for soil nailing.

Infrastructure embankments – condition appraisal and remedial treatment (second edition) (C592)
2003. J Perry (updater), M Pedley and M Reid
This updated second edition presents vital information for infrastructure owners, designers, contractors and maintenance managers.

Infrastructure cuttings – condition appraisal and remedial treatment (C591)
2003. J Perry, M Pedley and K Brady
This guide addresses technical issues in design, repair and maintenance, and is published as an enabling document to promote the managerial and engineering requirements of infrastructure cuttings.

Engineering in the Lambeth Group (C583)
2004. D W Hight, R A Ellison and D P Page
This book draws together new information, coupling it with a review of case histories of construction in the Lambeth Group.

Engineering in chalk (C574)
2002. J A Lord, C R I Clayton and R N Mortimore
Based on analysis of the results of pile testing, the book makes recommendations for the design and choice of bored, CFA, driven cast-in-place and pre-formed piles in chalk and for estimating shaft and base resistances.

Manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures (C551)
2002. R May, J Ackers and A Kirby
This manual considers scour processes, estimating and assessing scour, protective measures, monitoring, environmental factors, risk assessments, and cost and benefit analyses.