Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Apr 5, 2013.
Outstanding photos and info Zimri, cheers
They should hire that shit out for LaserQuest, it'd be amazing.
If only there was some kind of benevolent TV programme hosted by a jewellery-clad cigar-smoking oddball that fixed it for such wishes to come true, if only.
I know this is the wrong type of geeking for this thread, but I'm slightly fascinated by how they manage projects like this. On the one hand it seems far too big for any one person to be an overall project manager, on the other it seems like a recipe for disaster to have project management too fragmented. It must be a fine line to walk.
Good pics btw.
It's quite simple. Look:
Ha. So if I read that right, the Programme Board does the overall project management?
Mmm, not so simple. It seems they have three area teams, then one other team to tie it all together: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/careers/world-of-crossrail/programme-delivery/
It has to be said, the whole organisational structure isn't really clear from the website - and that diagram above only gives the macro-picture. It would be great to see a more detailed version.
Were there any building foundations in the tunneling zone? I remember when going on a tour of a big skyscraper project as an Architecture student in the 1970's being told of contractor finding "secret" tunnels which once all the sub contracted labour had blocked up again were less than secret. No one was able to advise of their existence unless piling machines got in the way. Amazing project thanks for the postings.
Ace pics, as ever
Hope break though is captured on video.
Really loving your posts Zimri - keep up the good work!
I must look at google
Has there been a documentary on this build?
yup a bbc one
not currently available on iplayer
The recent BBC one was 'The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway'.
On you tube, all three episodes:
It's very much a fly-on-the-wall type documentary with human stories as the work takes place rather than a Discovery Channel style story of the development of the project, but plenty of good stuff in there.
Thanks I'll have that I this morning
Don't apologise your post are great.
I'm looking at new post on phone!
post as always
The doc on now BBC 2 19:00 Sunday.
news at 10 now bbc1
Thanks for taking and posting these, a fantastic insight.
Looking for something else entirely, I found this pic of how it used to be done...
Zimri thanks for the amazing photo's.
Sorry if you have already answered this; what happens to the TBM afterwards? can they be dis-assembled and sold on for use elsewhere or are they left buried? Thanks again for these pictures and the insight they give.
Crossrail now recruiting trainee drivers ! You have till September to apply
I'd rather be growing things but apprecate the amazng pictures and tech on this thread.
Can't they get the shields to TCR and direct them towards the course of Crossrail 2 and leave them waiting for that?
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