37 stations running from Reading in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Through 42 km of tunnels being constructed under central London right now.
(the red on the map indicates new tunnel, the blue is upgraded railway and stations)
And in normal London Underground Tube Map style, we have shown the various station/tubeline interchanges accordingly, of which there are many.
But if you’re more about the numbers then here we are.
We’re a fully funded programme, to the tune of just under £15Bn We’re increasing capacity on the railway by 10% The new railway is estimated to deliver £42Bn to the UK economy, We’ve mined over 42km of tunnels, Built 9 new stations Employed 14,000 people at peak Excavated 7m tons of earth, Unearthed over 10,000 archeological finds And finally we’re projecting to accelerate the supply of 57,000 very much needed new homes to the capital
So lets move on now and talk a bit about governance…
During the main civils works, this was easy. We could COUNT linear metres of tunnel, earth removed, concrete poured, and so on.
The challenge though has been keeping QURR accurate and relavent as we have moved away from heavy civils and towards stations, and where we are today having just started systemwide fit-out and MEP installation.
Another great tool that Crossrail has available is the Planning page. A single intranet site that allows people with access rights to view daily, weekly or periodic progress updates…
For example here is how we’re monitoring daily progress on platform edge screen installation….
Here’s DAILY TRACK PROGRESS
Again, like most areas of this presentation, please remember to join our future webinars where each area will be covered in much more detail. The schedule of events will be signposted at the end of this presentation.
So what does World Class look like?
Well… for Crossrail, it revolves around 4 simple question.
Are We Safe? Are We Within Funding? Are We On Time? Are We World Class?
We then use the data held centrally in all key meetings, which then makes its way up the food chain into the Crossrail Board and ultimately to the Sponsors in a Semi-Annual Construction Report.
The Guild of Project Controls have launched the GPC COMPENDIUM & REFERENCE which offers Standards across the whole spectrum of Project Control disciplines AND across ALL levels of competence...
The COMPENDIUM & REFERENCE is a live document so will be continually updated by Guild members, rather like WIKIPEDIA.
I am a Fellow of this initiative and prior to launch, The Guild is offering LIFETIME memberships for the cost of an annual subscription go to: http://www.planningplanet.com/guild/fees to take advantage of this....
The Guild is seeking 500 members before global launch which will be in the next few weeks - here is another link which tells the story from a recent PP Newsletter: http://www.planningplanet.com/newsletter/591135
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Crossrail’s Earned Value journey
• How we procured EV
• How we implemented EV
• How EV has performed and the issues we’ve had
• How we’ve evolved EV
• What the future of EV looks like for Crossrail
Turner & Townsend in InfrastructureHow we procured EV
Turner & Townsend in InfrastructureHow we implemented EV
1. Set clear expectations via the Works
2. Published clear processes and
templates, and reinforced this with
guidance and training
3. Embedded tools and systems
4. Undertaken progressive assurance
Summary Are we within funding? Are we on-time? Appendix
Threading EV through our Board Report
Turner & Townsend in Infrastructure
How EV has performed and the issues we’ve had
5 years on…
Why is there a
I can’t trust this
We need to re-baseline
We can’t agree with the
contractor a new baseline
We’ve got to settle
aged disputes first
2009 201320112010 2012 201620152014
PRISM G2 goes LIVE.
New approach to
Issues with EV
• Labour intensive
• Not accurate enough
• Entrenched commercial positions have meant that teams have
had to caveat all their EV data with a ‘what if’ analysis
• Constant challenge
• Lack of understanding as to what it is saying
Using EV to compare performance
Earned Value displayed comparatively (CCB, SPI, CPI, iEAC)
Turner & Townsend in Infrastructure
How we’ve evolved EV
Evolving EV; Understanding schedule
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
SPI(t) = = 6/7 = 0.85
SV(t) = ES – AT = 6 – 7 = (1) Period delay
Earned Schedule (ES) Actual Time (AT)
SPI = = 50/65 = 0.77
SV = BCWP – BCWS = (£15k)
• Based on PM assessment
of TRUE position
• Allowed the ‘what if’
analysis to gain some
• Provided interim assurance
to Programme Directorate
• Brought visibility to period-
EVSUB has done its job
EVA and ES mirror on-
We don’t get hung
up on EV.
We continue to use
EV as a guide
2015 2016 2017…
ES and EVSUB
We’re retiring EV at
85% complete *
* On a case by case basis
Turner & Townsend in InfrastructureWhat the future of EV looks like for Crossrail