Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

'Seamless team' kept CTRL scheme going

ICE NEWS

THE CHANNEL Tunnel Link (CTRL) project could have fallen months behind schedule had the project manager and contractors not partnered so effectively, the ICE was told last week.

Potential delays were stemmed on the key Ashford, Kent, section of the 300km/h rail link, CTRL project manager Robin Williams told the Railway Civil Engineers' Association meeting last week, when both project manager Rail Link Engineering and contractor Skanska merged into a 'seamless team'.

Realising the scheme was falling behind, he said, Rail Link Engineering staff were seconded to main contractor Skanska in a bid to force close working between the two companies.

'Open book' accounting and shared files were used to optimise information exchange and ensure mutual trust.

This allowed both sides to follow what was being spent where, so avoiding potential disputes, and saving administration time, Williams concluded.

The scheme was so successful that civils work was actually completed ahead of time, he told his audience.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs