Author: J. Birbeck, R. Smiley, G. Stowell and E. Newman-Sanders (all Atkins)
2 July 2018
First published: 2 July 2018
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J. Birbeck, R. Smiley, G. Stowell and E. Newman-Sanders (all Atkins)
The paper describes the technical challenges from the point of view of a structural engineer, but in doing so, it draws in interfaces with disciplines as diverse as tunnel ventilation, electrical engineering, and rolling stock procurement. The reference design approach allowed unique features of the platform edge screens to be prototyped and tested before construction.
All the articles from the July 2018 issue - a special issue on 'Structural engineering for the Elizabeth line'.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Institution’s People and Papers Awards 2018, which were presented at a luncheon held at Church House in Westminster, London on Thursday 7 June. The Awards recognise outstanding contributions to structural engineering and to Institution life, through innovative educational initiatives, papers published in The Structural Engineer and Structures , lectures, regional group activity, and much more. They cover the whole range of Institution life, from outstanding young professionals to those recognised for a lifetime of achievement and service.
I am pleased to have been asked to contribute a foreword to this timely publication. As work on the Crossrail programme comes to a conclusion and we pass the baton of largest infrastructure project in Europe to High Speed 2, this is a valuable collection of insights into the design and construction process for the structural elements of the programme. Crossrail has always been committed to sharing lessons learned, embodied most effectively in our Learning Legacy initiative, through which we have published many examples of insight and good practice on a dedicated website.