Last edited 12 Oct 2020


CIRIA (the Construction Industry Research and Information Association) describes itself as, ‘...a neutral, independent, not-for-profit body' suggesting that they ' organisations with common interests and facilitate a range of collaborative activities that help improve the industry.’

It was originally established in 1960 as the Civil Engineering Research Council (CERC) to raise money from industry to undertake collaborative research. In 1967, it changed its name to CIRIA to reflect having taken on a wider role.

Their work now includes:

CIRIA has more than 300 corporate members, representing clients, contractors, consultants, public sector champions, regulators and academia.

CIRIA is governed by an Executive Board, and its direction is guided by a Council nominated by core members.

There are five advisory panels:

A Core Programme Management Committee oversees the delivery of services.

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