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Crossrail is a new railway project in the South East of England passing from East to West underneath Central London and connecting to eight existing Underground and Mainline Stations. This involves the upgrade of over 200km of surface railway along with the replacement or upgrade of 30 existing surface stations and the construction of 42km of a new 7.2m diameter tunnel with two crossovers and two bifurcations, connecting eight new underground and one new surface station in Central London.
As we reach the latter stages of the project, Professor Rhys Vaughan Williams will provide an overview of the construction and an insight into some of the difficulties and complexities we have experienced along the way.
Rhys is a Chartered MEP Engineer and has been appointed as a Fellow of both Academic and Professional Institutions. He has some 35 years professional experience in the Fit-Out of major infrastructure projects across the UK, specalising in the development, procurement and delivery of the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) works, including Fire Engineering and Lifts & Escalators.
He has a proven track record of leading extremely complex projects with very large, highly skilled teams and multiple stakeholders, to particularly onerous local standards and specifications. Although my experiences range across Factories, Offices, Marinas, Garrisons and Petrochem, since 2006 he have been leading two major infrastructure projects in Rail for TfL. The first is being the Lead Technical Engineer for the Step Free Access project for LU and latterly being the Head of MEP Engineering for Crossrail.
Rhys is also a strong advocate for promoting Engineering to a wider audience providing the Technical Authority to Crossrail's Learning Legacy, Editor for the Crossrail Technical Papers Competition and Scheme Sponsor for both the IET and IMechE Graduate Recruitment Program.