The construction of the Crossrail project began at North Dock in Canary Wharf in May 2009. With the railway due to open in 2018, it is one of the largest single infrastructure investments undertaken in the UK to date. It consists of 21 kilometres of new twin-bore tunnels and 10 new world-class stations in central London connecting to upgraded lines providing new services to the east and west of the UK capital.
Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction - Volume 4 contains a collection of 23 papers submitted to Crossrail’s Technical Papers Competition. Contributions have come from consultants, contractors, suppliers and third-party stakeholders all of whom have been involved in the Crossrail project. The papers cover a variety of disciplines including health and safety, insulation materials, material corrosion, ground engineering and many more.
As part of the legacy of the Crossrail project, it is important for the organisation to share its experiences and best practices with the rest of the industry and to showcase the skills of the personnel involved and the successful delivery of each phase of works. This fourth volume continues Crossrail’s dissemination of that experience.
Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction – Volume 4 provides a valuable source of reference for current practices in design and construction of large-scale underground projects.
Also in this series:
Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction – Volume 1
Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction – Volume 2
Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction – Volume 3
An introduction to the Crossrail Project
About the Editors
Corrosion control in a tunnel environment
Fisher Street crossover
The Thinner Pen Paradox
Fire and Water – the London Crossrail Experience
Effective MEP design techniques and strategy for large subsurface metro projects
The Protection of Existing DLR Viaduct Against Cross-Passage Construction Impact
Amalgamation of Tunnel Secondary Lining and First Stage Concrete at Whitechapel Crossover
SCL Primary Lining Interactions with Concrete Backfilled Temporary Tunnels
Systems Architecture Models in Crossrail Design and Delivery – Client’s perspective
Mechanical Design Principles
The Application of Stair Pressurisation to Crossrail Stations, Shafts and Portals
How will rooms operate on loss of mains power?
What need for temperature control and ventilation to battery rooms?
Protective Coverings to Services with Thermal Insulation
Duty & Stand-by Arrangements for VRF and DX Cooling Systems
Control Narratives for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning System for Stations Shafts and Portals
Fixed Fire-fighting Systems
Information Management System to handle maintenance alarms from MEP installations at Crossrail Stations, Shafts and Portals
Towards Integration of Engineering Services at Crossrail Stations, Shafts and Portals
Compliance of technical assurance requirements for MEP installations at Crossrail stations, shafts and portals
Use of non-metallic materials in ventilation airways- a review of aerodynamic performance and material requirements
Rooms’ Mechanical Design Criteria
Crossrail’s Experience of Geotechnical Baseline Reports