Crossrail Water Consumption Dataset

Document type: Dataset
Author: Matthew Barnes BSc MA CEnv MIEMA
Publication Date: 09/07/2018

  • Abstract

    Crossrail Ltd (CRL) required its tier 1 contractors to record water consumption on a periodic basis. A summary dataset has been made available on water consumption across the Crossrail Central Section Contracts. This data could be useful to future projects as a basic comparison to construction projects with similarities listed below and enable knowledge to be built up across the industry to support the setting of benchmarks in this area.

    • Operations/ Construction Phase
    • Contract Value at Award
    • Contract duration
    • Construction area

    It is interesting to note that the contract value does not have a bearing on the amount of water used.

    Several Best Practice examples in terms of water consumption were observed across Crossrail Tier 1 Contracts and the details of these are contained in the Learning Legacy Paper Best practice in Water Use on Crossrail.

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    Matthew Barnes BSc MA CEnv MIEMA - Crossrail Ltd

    Matthew joined Crossrail in December 2014 as an Environmental Auditor. Matthew was responsible for planning and carrying out Environmental and Ethical Sourcing Audits as lead auditor on Tier 1 contractors, partners and delivery team.  In May 2016, Matthew became the EMS Manager responsible for managing and maintaining the Environment Management System (EMS) to ensure it complies with ISO 14001, legal and other requirements. His duties also included reviewing environment incidents and conducting the management review with Crossrail’s Sustainability Committee. Matthew was also responsible for delivering and managing the environmental training programme across the project. Matthew also took on an assurance role as Crossrail Environmental Advisor as part of the delivery team at Old Oak Common Depot. Prior to Crossrail, Matthew worked for the Environment Agency as an Environment Management Officer covering North London and the northern Home Counties.