Crossrail Lecture At ICE

22 January 2015

A duo of Costain Engineers recently delivered a lecture to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Cardiff on the subject of the Crossrail Paddington station construction.

Senior Engineer Liam Thomson, and Works Superintendent Lee Piper, delivered the lecture at Cardiff University as part of the ICE’s Learned Society Knowledge Transfer series. The pair described the challenges and innovations used to construct the station box at Paddington, and gave a technical overview of the whole construction programme.

Senior Engineer Liam, who is a Chartered Engineer, said: “I’m delighted to be able to share our knowledge and experience on a project of the scale and complexity of Paddington, with its significant urban and heritage constraints. I am always proud to talk about our work on the station and look forward to seeing it operational”.

Lee who is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer explains “I am a Chartered Member of the MCIOB but wanted to challenge myself further and recognise the value of becoming a Chartered Engineer both to myself and the business. It’s always great to be able to talk to like-minded people about the project you are working on, especially one as large as Paddington station”.

Keith Jones, Institution of Civil Engineers Wales Cymru Director gave glowing feedback on the lecture saying “I was particularly pleased with the number of questions that the delegates raised, there is a great interest in this scheme. Liam and Lee were able to respond to all questions with great clarity and depth of knowledge. Paddington is the entry to London from Wales by train, most of the ICE Members present had themselves travelled into London – and to Paddington and we were all interested in the project, gained further knowledge and enjoyed the presentation”.



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