CIRIA is a member-based research and information organisation dedicated to improvement in the construction industry. Founded in 1960, currently there are 500 subscribing organisations. CIRIA’s work is recognised as being independent, objective and authoritative. CIRIA provides a means through which the many different stakeholders in the modern built environment can work together to identify, codify, publish and promote the emerging best practice in the industry. In this way, CIRIA continually seeks to raise the standard of excellence in the broad construction sector beyond the “lowest admissible acceptability” for designers and constructors set by the framework of legislation, statutory regulations and codes of practice. CIRIA’s primary aims are to improve the quality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety in both the provision and operation of the modern built environment.
Susdrain is exciting new community that provides a range of resources for those involved in delivering sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). The community operates both offline and online at www.susdrain.org, where we feature best practice guidance, topical information, case studies, photos, videos and a discussion forum. Susdrain aims to become the definitive web resource for the delivery of SuDS and comprises a significant amount of free information on planning, design, approval, delivery and maintenance. Susdrain provides professionals with an engaging platform to share their experiences, to help overcome typical challenges and to respond to the changing regulatory landscape.