To supply monitoring systems, labour and data management during the construction of stations and tunnels for the Crossrail Project (contracts C330, C305, C360, C405, C435 & C501).
Crossrail is one of the largest engineering projects in Europe and equates to 42 kilometres of new tunnels and 10 new underground stations, linked to the existing underground network in London.
Key challenges for underground tunnelling are ground settlement, management of hydrogeology and ensuring third party infrastructure remains unaffected by site works.
Datum was requested to provide engineering solutions on many tasks associated with the project, including the supply of automated systems, teams of engineers and technicians, and the responsible management of a vast amount of data.
Datum designed, supplied, installed and continues to manage complex monitoring systems throughout the project, linked to several contractors’ own internal management systems.
Our instrumented solutions used a myriad of sensors and technologies on structures, tunnels and within the ground.
Datum’s whole range of equipment was manufactured to exacting standards and to suit the needs of each of the contractors as well as the client.
Datum’s systems were complex, extensive and varied, and we supplemented these with our own in-house surveyors and technicians to provide a high level of monitoring expertise.
These people were pivotal to the successful completion of the work over many years, which amounted to thousands of man hours.