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26 Apr 2024

CIRIA team recognised as ICE Resilience Champions

Ciria Stand: G28
CIRIA team recognised as ICE Resilience Champions
Dr Andy Moores, Dr Louise Walker and Adrien Baudrimont

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has recognised CIRIA team members Dr Andy Moores, Dr Louise Walker and Adrien Baudrimont for their work on the CIRIA’s Benefits Estimation Tool (ciriabest). Our team was part of 31 individuals recognised this year for demonstrating projects that are helping to build an inclusive, resilient and sustainable world.

ciriabest is an online application that helps to demonstrate the added value that different approaches to traditional grey infrastructure solutions can offer. It aims to make assessing the benefits of blue-green infrastructure quicker and easier, enabling project teams to make robust business cases that give decision makers confidence in the value of projects to society, the environment and the economy. The tool is being applied by clients and consultants working on major construction projects, showcasing its practical utility and effectiveness in real-world contexts.

On receiving this recognition Dr Andy Moores, Director of Research, CIRIA commented “I am delighted to win this ICE Resilience Champions award - which represents a real team effort from CIRIA over many years. This tool which has been developed in collaboration with a range of partners has evolved from an offline spreadsheet into a slick, usable app which allows the estimation and interpretation of the multiple benefits of blue green infrastructure interventions. We hope that tool can play a part in legitimising and normalising what are often considered alternative blue green solutions to the challenges our built environment faces from climate change.”


Notes to editors

Find out more about CIRIA and the ciriabest tool, please contact:

Aidan Carter, Campaigns Executive

Nipa Patel, Marketing Manager

CIRIA is the construction industry research and information association. It is an independent, not-for-profit, member-based research organisation that exists to champion performance improvement in construction. Since 1960 CIRIA has delivered support and guidance to the construction, built environment and infrastructure sectors. CIRIA works with members from all parts of the supply chain to coordinate collaborative projects, industry networks and events. Its high-quality guidance is delivered to the industry through publications, training, and other performance improvement activities.

For more information on CIRIA’s products and services please visit

About ciriabest
ciriabest, CIRIA's Benefits Estimation Tool, simplifies the evaluation of blue-green infrastructure benefits through an intuitive online platform, minimising the need for extensive economic data. This structured tool guides users in valuing diverse project benefits, promoting contextual assessment over fixed values. By enabling the creation of robust business cases, ciriabest enhances decision-makers' confidence in the societal, environmental, and economic value of blue-green initiatives, facilitating their adoption.

For more information on ciriabest please visit
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