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Increasingly the build up of heat in the variety of materials used and the degree underground environment is taking its on non-conformance with current day Get involved in CIRIA toll, both on customers’ comfort and the standards and expectations. LU has projects and proposals performance of equipment. The advances investment plans to manage the condition Deterioration and degradation in technology on the trains and at stations, of the assets, improve reliability, to modelling of infrastructure plus the rising number of passengers maximise the capacity from the existing assets (P2730) using the network have led to increases in infrastructure and to ease congestion across CIRIA is undertaking scoping of a temperatures. LU has a programme to cool the network. All this has to be delivered proposed project on deterioration the hot spots on the network with cooling at a time of constrained budgets but the and degradation modelling of fans being introduced, including tapping into case for funding this continued investment infrastructure assets. the cooling effects of ground water. is clear. LU is committed to delivering Guidance on EC7 Part 2 (P2852) the best possible value for money and, in This project requires support by LU has an investment programme to keeping with history, is innovating to deliver the practitioners within the improve reliability, to maximise use of the efficiencies and benefits required. The supply chain some of which have the current network and to expand the construction industry can work with LU independently been writing their network to ease congestion and improve to ensure that together this wonderful own in house guidance. the journey through London. legacy of construction is maintained, Checking and approving advanced while ensuring a safe, efficient and reliable numerical modelling (P2895) There is a programme of track renewals, transport network is available for London. This project aims to provide a refurbishment of civil engineering assets, simplified guide as to what measure plus lift and escalator replacement. New Further reading can be undertaken or requested to standard type escalators from the industry BAKER, B (1885) “The Metropolitan and provide design assurance. are being introduced across the network Metropolitan District Railways (including and incorporated in new station works. plates at back of volume)”, Minutes of the Horizontal directional drilling Proceedings, vol 841, 1885, Institution of (P2823) Following on from major redevelopments Civil Engineers, London, pp 1–33 The guidance would provide designers, already completed at King’s Cross St. BESSANT, G T (2011) “London Underground; understanding of the technique, thecontractors and owners with a clear Pancras, Green Park, Blackfriars and nineteenth century railway”, Proceedings of engineering principles upon which it is Farringdon, and the modernisation and the ICE – Forensic Engineering, vol 164, 2, based and its limitations. refurbishment of two thirds of stations, there are currently major station Defects in hidden bridgeInstitution of Civil Engineers, London improvements and expansion taking place BOWNES, D, GREEN, G and MULLINS, S components (P2905) at Victoria, Paddington, Tottenham Court (2012) Underground – how the tube shaped Provide best practise guidance on the Road and Bond Street while more stations London, Allen Lane (Penguin Books), UK inspection and maintenance of the are undergoing works to improve the (ISBN: 978-1-84614-462-2) hidden components condition of assets. Plans are in hand to Risk assessment for contamination harness the benefits of digital technology in ground water (P2930) by improving access to information for staff This project will provide practical and customers. guidance on risk assessment and management contaminated controlled water in light of the recent changes of Line upgrades delivering significant increases the statutory guidance in England and in capacity have been completed on the Wales and other recent regulations in Victoria and Jubilee lines and are in progress UK and EU. on the Northern line and the subsurface railway (Circle, District, Hammersmith & Update of manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic City and Metropolitan lines), and all while structures (RP987) maintaining services for the customer. CIRIA Premier event This project will update the 2002 "Engineering the business case for CIRIA manual and will incorporate Further upgrades of the remaining lines are sustainable infrastructure investment" advances made in the understanding also needed, along with further work to on 17 October will be hosted by and application of the science, expand stations. Sustained funding for such London Underground at Palestra engineering and hydraulics of scour at investment will be needed if the tube is to House, London. bridge sites, hydraulic structures and continue to support London’s growth. To book visit www.ciria.org pipeline crossings. Abandoned mine workings Conclusion manual (RP940) LU infrastructure represents a journey This project will develop a new through the history of construction from publication to replace SP32 the Victorian era through to the 21st Construction over abandoned mine century. This has left LU management workings, published by CIRIA in 1984 a challenge to manage the legacy of the To find out more and to get involved contact CIRIA on tel: +44 (0) 20 7549 3300 or email: enquiries@ciria.org 7


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