Standards & Advice

This section provides direct access to a variety of documents, case studies and presentations which offer standards and advice on a number of areas which members may find useful.


Standards Advisory Group

The Standards Advisory Group (SAG) has been established to assist the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation to co-ordinate and promote the activities of CIHT in relation to Standards Advice for materials and pavement design for highways, airfields and industrial purposes.

Terms of Reference Standards Advisory Group


Useful sites

British Standards Institution (BSI)

BSI is the UK's National Standards Body (NSB). BSI represent UK economic and social interests across all European and international standards organisations. BSI’s Standards Development portal contains information on all of the standards and proposed standards with which BSI are involved.

BSI has recently launched a public online system where new work proposals are accessible for wider view and comment. This is designed to increase awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.

The Britpave website can be accessed here
1. It includes various horizontal tabs , one of which covers their  publications, many of which are used by the industry at large and which have been developed through their involvement with clients.
2. The Britpave website includes drop menus for technical publications on roads,airfields,busways,sustainable construction,slipformed drainage,etc.
3. Major organisation e.g. Defence Infrastructure Organisation  (DIO) have been  /are  liaising  with Britpave in connection with updates of their specifications.

Defence Infrastructure Organisation
DIO Airfield Pavement Specifications for both cementitious and asphaltic materials can be accessed through the government website.

Once on the Government website search with the text Airfield Specifications.  This then shows:   MOD Works Specifications, DMG27 and DMG 33 (the pdfs of DIO Design and Maintenance Guides).

Click on MOD Works Specifications when the Airfield Specifications 12,13,33,35,40,45,49,50,51 and  52 may be accessed as pdfs.

Listing of DIO  Airfield specifications, design and maintenance guides.
Listing of DIO Airfield specifications, design and maintenance guides.