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Utilities Resources

Resources include papers, videos, research summaries and good practice documents produced by authors from across the HS2 Family to capture learning, good practice and innovation from the HS2 programme

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    Digitising the permit-to-dig process

    Previously, the permit system was aligned to traditional construction sites or rural areas. The team had to adapt certain aspects of the process, to ensure work could be undertaken safely but realistically on mass concrete roads with little spacing between the underground assets. It was also a challenge to get traditional groundworks/demolition packages to work…

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    Applying temporary works processes to barrier systems

    This is the first time that a Utilities contract has had a full temporary works design and inspection regime for our traditional fencing, which is usually Herras. The favoured method used in Euston was water-filled plastic bases with Herras panels clipped in place. There was also a policy in place where acoustic panels were taken…

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    Planning and managing utilities on HS2 (High Speed 2)

    The HS2 Phase 1 utilities portfolio consists of circa 5000 assets impacted by the line and route, defined as diversions, connections, protections, assurance, and removals. As an essential enabling activity for the project, HS2 required a working partnership with the Utility Asset Owner (UAO) to plan, design, deliver the works on the utility assets. There…

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    12-week look ahead schedule during construction

    As part of the Enabling Works Contract for High Speed Two (HS2) Phase One, significant works were required in the congested area around Euston, with many different stakeholders involved. All parties required information about where works were taking place, the nature of these works and the impacts on traffic management in the area. Traffic management…