Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction - Volume 1

Edited by Mike Black, Christian Dodge and Ursula Lawrence

Price: £ 84.00

ISBN: 9780727760784

Format: Hardbound

Publish Date: 03/11/2014

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 234x156mm

Number of Pages: 632

Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction - Volume 1


The construction of the Crossrail project began at North Dock in Canary Wharf in May 2009. Five years on, it is the biggest railway construction project in Europe and is one of the largest single infrastructure investments undertaken in the UK. It consists of 21 km of new twin-bore tunnels under central London and 10 new world-class stations constructed under the largest city in the European Union.

Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction (Volume 1) contains a collection of 36 papers submitted to Crossrail’s Technical Papers Competition between 2012 and 2013. Contributions have come from consultants, contractors, suppliers and third-party stakeholders involved in design and construction across the Crossrail project. The papers cover a multitude of disciplines including Ground Engineering, Sprayed Concrete Lining, Tunnel Boring Machine Tunnelling, Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Monitoring and Mitigation, Architectural Design, Operations and Logistics.

As part of Crossrail’s legacy, it is incumbent upon 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 first volume is the culmination of that experience.

Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction 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 2

Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction – Volume 3

Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction – Volume 4



An Introduction to the Crossrail Project

Development of Two Different Station Designs – a Comparison of Paddington and Farringdon Stations

Design of Paddington Station

The Value of Common Design – C100 Crossrail Architectural Components

The Importance of Construction Mock-ups and Trials

New Taxi Facility on Heritage Structures at Paddington

Transporting Tunnel Boring Machines

The Design of Thermal Tunnel Energy Segments for Crossrail

Design of Sprayed Concrete Linings in Soft Ground – A Crossrail Perspective

Crossrail Sprayed Concrete Linings

Farringdon Station SCL Design – Reducing Risk at the Heart of Crossrail

Crossrail UXO Risk Assessment – Pre-empting Best Practice

Comparison of Drilling Methods Used for TaM Installations in London Clay

Lessons Learnt from the Installation of Field Instrumentation to Monitor Ground Response to Tunnelling

The Use of Shape Accel Array for Monitoring Utilities during Urban Tunnel Drives

The Use of Shape Accel Arrays (SAA) for Measuring Retaining Wall Deflection

Lord Hill’s Bridge Mitigation Works

In Situ Stress Strain Measurements at Tottenham Court Road Platform Tunnel

Royal Woolwich Arsenal – Crossrail Box Sewer Diversion

The Role of Operations in a Mega Project

Crossrail Art Programme

Delivering a Safe Integrated SCL Design: The Challenges and Successes of Crossrail Contract C300/C410

Geotechnical Risk Management for Sprayed Concrete Lining Tunnels in Farringdon Crossrail Station

Stepney Green Cavern – Design Concepts and Performance of SCL Lining

Design and Construction of Crossrail Stepney Green Sprayed Concrete Lined Caverns

Back Analysis of Observed Measurements for Optimised SCL Tunnel Design

Stabilisation of Soil Pillar Adjacent to Eastern Ticket Hall at Bond Street Crossrail Station

Design of Crossrail’s Precast Tunnel Linings for Fire

Ground Settlement Behaviour in Chalk due to TBM Excavations

The Prediction of Ground Movements Adjacent to Box Excavations

Installation of Optical Fibre Based Sensors Within Sprayed Concrete Lined Tunnels to Measure Strain and Temperature

Tunnelling Induced Strains and Deformations at Central Line

Field Measurement by Fully Grouted Vibrating Wire Piezometers

Data Management, Analysis and Visualisation on Crossrail Drive X Western Tunnels

Crossrail Western Running Tunnels. Crossing of London Underground: Victoria Line and Bakerloo Line Assets

The Protection of the 400kV Cables at Pudding Mill Lane

Crossrail Sprayed Concrete Lining Depressurisation at Stepney Green Caverns