CIRIA Culvert design and operation guide

This is a CIRIA guide for the design and operation of culverts.

Culvert design and operation guide
Culvert design and operation guide

Who wrote this?

CIRIA commissioned:

  • M. Balkham, 
  • C. Fosbeary
  • A. Kitchen
  • C. Rickard

When?

It was first published in April 2010.

Why?

This guide is an update of the Culvert design manual (R168) published by CIRIA in 1997. The aim of the guide is to reduce the risk of users missing vital guidance by selective reading.

Who should read this?

Anyone who is involved in culvert design. This is intended to be a comprehensive guide, especially useful to those new to the subject.

Content

This paper presents a whole-life approach to the management, design and operation of culverts, with a focus on asset management. It addresses the management of culverts in the context of both the drainage basin in which they sit, and the infrastructure that they form part of. This is a comprehensive guide covering a wide range of subject matter relevant to the design and operation of culverts, but not the structural design of culverts. 

For more information and questions, please contact management@ice.org.uk.

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