Information Applications

In the application of CAD beyond straightforward design, there are Learning Legacy papers that illustrate how Crossrail has sought to exploit new technologies. This includes the innovative trial use of Augmented Reality (AR) at Custom House Station; the development of mobile technology to enable site personnel to directly access our main information database; and how to monitor progress on site using 4D technologies.




Information Applications Documents:

Summary Publication date Document Type

Augmented Reality Trials on Crossrail

Topic area: Information Applications

Augmented Reality (AR) technology is rapidly evolving and has great potential to drive efficiencies and improve health and safety within the construction industry. This paper provides an overview of an AR trial undertaken at Custom House site on Crossrail in 2014. It highlights the key findings, practical consideration...

14/03/2017 Micro-report

Will Augmented Reality in Construction Deliver on its Promise

Topic area: Information Applications

The concept of using an electric display that overlays data onto real life was first mention in 1901 by Author L Frank Baum. It was not until 1990 until the term ‘Augmented Reality’ was coined by Thomas P. Caudell from Boeing. Augmented reality (AR) is defined as a live direct or indirect view of a physical...

19/08/2016 Journal Publication

Use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons on Construction Sites

Topic area: Information Applications

Crossrail Technical and Innovate18 programme jointly undertook a trial to assess the capabilities of existing iBeacon (Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE) for use on Construction projects. A number of potential use cases for the technology were identified including those to support health and safety of workers. The technology...

14/08/2015 Research Paper