This leaflet describes the general principles and practice of quality assurance schemes applied to the construction industry. It outlines the benefits of QA, gives suggestions for further reading, and accompanies the CIRIA video.
This report summarises current best practice and provides guidance on the construction and improvements of water resisting basements. It assists architects, engineers, surveyors and their clients with decision making on the control of the basement's internal environment, and the means of construction and maintenance. It takes account of viable construction methods - for both deep and shallow basements) together with the active and passive precautions available to achieve the most appropriate and economic environmental control system. Topics covered include internal and external environments; design of new basements; external drainage positions; water and vapour resistance of residential basements; refurbishment and upgrading techniques; rising groundwater; comparison of British design codes; example calculations for heating and ventilation; and materials.
This pocket book (sold in packs of 20) provide site operatives and managers with concise, practical advice about some of the more significant wildlife species that may be found on construction sites in the United Kingdom.
This book is the record of the conference held in Oxford in 1992 organised by CIRIA, and co-sponsored by the Health and Safety Executive, The British Tunnelling Society and the Medical Research Council's Hyperbaric Sciences Panel. The book consolidates international medical and engineering knowledge and experience on the use of compressed air and hyperbaric techniques, and looks to how they can be safely used in the future.
This text sets out a basis for the environmental assessment of development schemes, describing the stages involved in identifying and evaluating the potential impacts of projects, together with appropriate mitigation measures or enhancement opportunities.