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Get involved in CIRIA projects and proposals Business improvement through Ecology (BITE) (P2865) CIRIA will develop a website-based toolkit of practical resources for the enhancement of ecology using a range of business improvement techniques. Environmental good practice on site guide update (P2730) This project will produce an updated guide taking account of recent legislative and practice developments to continue to provide practical advice about managing construction on site to minimise environmental effects, and maintain its relevance to all concerned within the construction process. Farm Waste Storage: Potential Pollution Risks Evidence Programme (P2886) CIRIA seeks industry expertise to develop training packages to improve assessment and provision of advice; visual condition assessment tools; new industry guidance for management and maintenance of storage structures; improved testing procedures; and revised Guidelines for Construction for farm References waste storage (R126). CIRIA (2012) Water Sensitive Guidance on the management of landfill sites Urban Design in the UK – a on eroding coastlines (P2755) scoping study (RP976): www.ciria. CIRIA is proposing to develop new guidance addressing the org/service/current_projects/ issues surrounding landfill sites on eroding coastlines. It will AM/ContentManagerNet/ set out good practice in terms of how these sites should be ContentDisplay.aspx?SSectio=current_ dealt with. projects&ContentID=23581 Defra (2007) An introductory guide to Large landscape trees – a communication valuing ecosystem services, PB12852, strategy (P2896) Department for Environment, Food CIRIA is keen to encourage communication with various and Rural Affairs, London stakeholders to explore ways to reverse the decline in large Mitsch, W and Jorgensen, S (2003) species trees in the urban environment. Ecological engineering: a field whose time Good practice on verification of protection has come, Elsevier and testing of barriers for hazardous ground Gnanakan, K, 2012, Think piece on gases (RP960) ecological engineering: www.iees.ch/ This project aims to help construction professionals ensure cms/index.php?option=com_content&t their remediation approach will meet the specification. ask=view&id=103&Itemid=141 Working with wildlife – an application for the construction industry (RP980) This project aims to develop a mobile application (App) based on the toolbox talks, species and habitat briefings, to help construction professionals utilise the guidance on construction sites. To find out more and to get involved contact CIRIA on tel: +44 (0) 20 7549 3300 or email: enquiries@ciria.org 19


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