SC070038 - Updating Culvert Design Guidance

Theme:Sustainable Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/09/2007
End date:30/11/2010
  • safety and risk,
  • engineering and construction,
  • Sustainable Development,
  • Health,
  • Flood Defence,
  • conservation and ecology


This project has produced updated guidance on the design and operation of culverts, to replace the design guide originally published by CIRIA in 1997. The updated guidance adopts a whole-life approach to the design and operation of culverts, with a focus on asset management. This reflects the significant changes that have occured in the business of asset management over the past 10-15 years. This guide addresses the management of culverts in the context of both the drainage basin in which they set, and the infrastructure that they form part of. Advice includes innovative approaches and techniques for inspection, maintenance and report.