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PINCH WITH PRIDES BREACHES THE 100 MARK!

We are used to receiving a great range of fantastic ideas and innovations here at Innovate18. However, what really has a major impact on Crossrail is the replication of ideas that other sites have discovered – “Pinch with Pride!”. These benefits not only translate to the sites, but also help to raise the understanding and…

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INNOVATION MANAGER CHANGOVER

After 3 years as the Strategic Projects Manager and Innovation Programme Manager, Tim DeBarro will be leaving Crossrail to return to Nichols Group on 23rd January 2015. Tim’s achievements include a key role in ensuring that Old Oak Common was able to be handed over to Bombardier / Vinci on time. However, his most significant…

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IT HAS BEEN EMOTIONAL…

I wanted to let everyone know that I will be leaving Crossrail today to take on a new assignment with my parent company, Nichols Group at Transport for London. I have enjoyed over three years on the project and will miss the Crossrail team. I have been lucky enough to get involved in some challenging…

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IN-CLAY-DABLE!!

On Wednesday evening the Crossrail innovation programme co-hosted a seminar with Imperial College London to share the outcomes of innovative uses of excavated London Clay extracted from the Eastern Tunnelling operations. Guests from across industry and academia attended including, representatives from Lafarge Tarmac, BRE, University College London and Laing O’Rourke. Philip Owens and Richard Boarder…

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NEWBIE IN THE INNOVATION TEAM

Hello all, my name is Syinyi Phoon and I am the new innovation coordinator replacing Paul Morris.  I will be looking after the innovations at eastern section and systemwide.  I am a chartered civil engineer who has championed innovation within my area of influence in my previous roles in both engineering consultancy and academic research. …

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INNOVATION MANAGER CHANGOVER

After 3 years as the Strategic Projects Manager and Innovation Programme Manager, Tim DeBarro will be leaving Crossrail to return to Nichols Group on 23rd January 2015. Tim’s achievements include a key role in ensuring that Old Oak Common was able to be handed over to Bombardier / Vinci on time. However, his most significant…

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SENDING CHRISTMAS CHEER FROM INNOVATE18!!

Have a chocolate…no have 24, on us! You should now all be mostly done your lovely Crossrail advent calendars which were the result of a brilliant idea from the Bond Street innovation team.  I’m sure you will all join me in thanking everyone who helped make the advent calendars happen. There is nothing like positive…

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INNOVATION COMMUNITY MEMBERS RECOGNISED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT!

Bechtel’s internal Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards have recognised two Bechtel Civil innovations, both of which were implemented on Crossrail.?? The field supervisor app is a new software solution developed in collaboration with Bentley Systems and the Crossrail BiDWG mobility task group. The iPad app provides a comprehensive information mobility solution for the Crossrail delivery…

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INNOVATION TEAM SETS BEST EXAMPLE WITH FIRST AWARD

The Crossrail Innovation programme has been recognised at the NEF Institute Innovision 2014 awards, winning first place for Best Example of Innovation in the Public or Voluntary Sector. Since its inception in April 2012, the programme has achieved impressive results largely due to the support it has received from the community of innovators contributing ideas…

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UPCOMING DEADLINE! – IDEAS FOR INVESTMENT

From 3 January 2015, the Crossrail Innovation Team will launch it’s fourth round of Innovate18 investment.  If you have a great idea that requires funding to progress, we encourage you to submit your idea as soon as possible so that it can be considered. This summer’s investment round allocated over £70,000 to advance several exciting innovations.  A…

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