Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction - Volume 3

Edited by Mike Black

Price: £ 65.00

ISBN: 9780727761293

Format: Hardbound

Publish Date: 31/08/2016

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 324x156mm

Number of Pages: 624

Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction - Volume 3


The construction of the Crossrail project began at North Dock in Canary Wharf in May 2009. Seven 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 3) contains a collection of 34 papers submitted to Crossrail’s Technical Papers Competition between 2014 and 2015. 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 third 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 1

Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction – Volume 2

Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction – Volume 4




An introduction to the Crossrail Project


Design of the deep cut and cover Crossrail Paddington Station using finite element method

Design and construction of Fisher Street crossover cavern on Crossrail contract C300/C410, London

Design and construction of a hand mined tunnel

3D numerical analysis of sprayed concrete lined tunnels: influence and optimisation of the simulation of varied construction schemes 

The role of inverse analysis in tunnel design 

Analyses of convergence and utilisation of SCL-tunnels during excavation

Comparison between sprayed and cast in-situ concrete secondary linings at Bond Street and Farringdon Stations 

Management of obstructions and adverse ground conditions during SCL tunnelling works at Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road Stations for Crossrail Contract C300/410 

Robotic application of a 50mm thick sprayed concrete fireproofing layer

Sprayed concrete linings falls and exclusion zone management

Tunnel deformations caused by compensation grouting at Crossrail Farringdon Station 

Response of buildings supported on shallow footings to tunnelling induced ground movements: a case study of selected buildings at Bond Street Station 

A review of the geology for compensation grouting performance at Bond Street Crossrail Station

Long-term settlement following SCL-tunnel excavation 

Covered Way 126 – safeguarding a brittle structure over a live railway during ground movements 

Lindsay Street bridge – a structural solution to settlement mitigation 

Observations of tunnelling effects on a large diameter jointed concrete pipe on Crossrail Contract C310 at North Woolwich, Newham, London 

In-tunnel depressurisation for SCL tunnels at Whitechapel and Liverpool Street stations 

Tunnelling in sand in Farringdon Crossrail Station

Ground improvement measures in advance of Drive G TBM arrival at Victoria Dock Portal

Taking the strain. Coping with pressure or shooting targets?  An objective comparison between monitoring solutions within sprayed concrete lined tunnels at Crossrail Farringdon Station 

Realistic expectations while monitoring with networked robotic total station systems in live rail environments 

Correlation study between in-situ auscultation and satellite interferometry for the assessment of non-linear ground motion on Crossrail, London

A regional scale ground water monitoring programme for the Crossrail Project: strategy and implementation 

3D geological model of the completed Farringdon underground railway station 

A geology of London for tunnellers and engineers 

An innovative verification process speeds construction of Crossrail’s Moorgate Shaft 

Moorgate Shaft base slab, design detailing and construction 

Overcoming inclusions within diaphragm walls at Cambridge Heath Shaft, Whitechapel 

Cast in-situ cross passages: thermal stress assessment 

TBM station transits 

TBM View – real-time continuous TBM parameters trend monitoring 

Stratford Station – fit for football? 

Validation of the tunnel pressure signature of the Crossrail Class 345 train