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The Crossrail experience, London

Event organised by The British Tunnelling Society

17 November 2016

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In May 2015, major tunnelling was completed on Europe's largest construction project with the arrival of TBM Victoria at Farringdon station under the heart of London. A total of 42km of tunnels were constructed using six earth pressure balance TBMs, two mixed-shield slurry TBMs, 250,000 pre-cast segments and over 3.5km of sprayed concrete lining to form ten platform tunnel sections at five stations.

Work commenced in 2009 with design and TBM specifications, preparation of execution and procurement strategies, securing of land rights, installation of over 35,000 prisms to monitor ground and structure movement, and development of a strategy for disposing of seven million tonnes of excavated material, which included creation of a new bird sanctuary for the Royal Society for Protection of Birds in the Thames estuary.

Speakers: Bill Tucker and Mike Black - Crossrail

Tea and biscuits will be available at 5:30pm.

Advance booking not required.

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Brendan Van Rooyen