Activities in the Civil Engineering discipline dominated the delivery of Thameslink Programme’s three key output stages.
This theme captures lessons learned and best practice in engineering management.
As the London Bridge Station Redevelopment draws to a close, more case studies will be captured from all areas of this major project.
Watch these interviews with Boris Lucic, Senior Programme and Engineering Manager and Thomas Bourke, Commercial Apprentice for their views on the programme.
Engineering Management Case Studies
Reviewing the key challenges, programme of works, methodology and logistics associated with installation of the Vierendeel truss at London Bridge station.
How installation of Network Rail’s largest ever hoarding, alongside a customer-driven approach to communications, led to high levels of passenger awareness during the redevelopment of London Bridge station.
The project required up-to-date information to be readily available, in a consistent format so that management decisions can be made from a ‘well informed’ position.
The best practice procedures and processes that have been in place for Thameslink Programme will enable future infrastructure programmes and projects to match the commercial and best practice companies in their ability to manage statutory utilities.
This case study looks at scope hierarchy and assurance reporting during the LBSR project. It also shares requirements management best practice, lessons learned and key recommendations for future infrastructure projects.
Key lessons from what went well on the project including: integrated planning and relationship management, management of third party relationships, integrated working, change management, Value Engineering and scheme handback and close-out. The case study also looks at what could have been improved, including contract content, contract administration and rework/redesign costs, and proposes recommendations for future schemes.
Achieving Whole Life Cost objectives for five key project elements: Geothermal Piles and Heat Pump, Escalators, Lifts, Photovoltaic Cells and Platform and Concourse Lighting.
How collaboration and incentivisation were crucial to successful delivery of Key Output 2, including the re-signalling, track remodelling and construction of London Bridge station, construction of the Bermondsey Dive Under to the east and Borough Viaduct to the west.
Lessons learned from challenges encountered during the operation of previous station configurations resulted in adoption of the successful ‘Dog Leg’ pedestrian flow plan in August 2016
SafeTime provides real-time scaffolding safety inspection data and alerts project teams to when weekly checks are due. The cloud-based system reduced the chance of errors and provided an audit trail for all users.
Self-Delivery has enabled Costain to develop a model which enables a systematic and consistent approach in the deployment of resources, materials and controls on major projects. In this case study, James Elford, London Bridge Project Director, talks about the success of self-delivery during the station redevelopment project.