Project Information Management


Bringing different types of information sources – documents, drawings, 3D models and asset information – together is, from a project management perspective, a key function. It is critical to ensure we have the right things in the right place in time for handing over to the railway operators and maintainers. The Learning Legacy includes a set of papers that present our approach to Project Information Management, the use of information metrics and the creation of an Information Academy. All of which illustrate the importance of creating the right understanding of information as a key project asset, and the need to engender the right behaviours from people who create and use it.



Project Information Management Documents:

Summary Publication date Document Type

Corporate Information Handover Project – Enabling Data Migration

Topic area: Project Information Management

To ensure the migration of the required data to Crossrail’s infrastructure maintainers and TfL in an accurate and timely process, Crossrail needed to organise its corporate data so that it can be accessed as part of an intelligently structured archive. However, with Crossrail’s corporate structure being set-up to r...

09/07/2018 Micro-report

Crossrail Project: Application of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Lessons Learned

Topic area: Project Information Management

Between 2008-12, Crossrail Limited (CRL) established the main elements of the programme information environment, part of which is now known as Building Information Modelling (BIM).  This paper describes a number of the initiatives used to exploit the opportunities BIM technology can bring to design and construction. T...

09/07/2018 Technical Paper

Crossrail: Building a Virtual Version of London’s Elizabeth line – The Development of the BIM Environment

Topic area: Project Information Management

The Crossrail project to deliver London’s new Elizabeth line involves building two railways: a virtual one and a physical one. The virtual version was used to facilitate design, construction and subsequent operation of the physical version, and they had to be achieved together. This paper describes the development of...

25/09/2017 Journal Publication

Crossrail BIM Principles

Topic area: Project Information Management

The purpose of this document is to outline the principles of what a Building Information Modelling (BIM) environment is to Crossrail; the benefits, impacts and implications it brings; and how Crossrail will exploit the opportunities of changing technology and migrate data to the Infrastructure. It includes sections on;...

14/03/2017 Good Practice Document

BIM Metrics

Topic area: Project Information Management

The way information was managed in projects in the past wasn’t adequate for the complexity of Crossrail.The complexity of the project places pressure on management to better understand how to identify, select, measure and report on multiple, integrated metrics. The ultimate purpose of metrics is not to provide more i...

14/03/2017 Micro-report

Information Academy

Topic area: Project Information Management

In order to create the world class outcomes Crossrail desires, it required world class inputs; therefore having project team members, contractors and the supply chain to understand the Technical Information (BIM) strategy of Crossrail was imperative. The Crossrail-Bentley Information Academy encourages the delivery of ...

26/02/2016 Micro-report

Crossrail’s Information System

Topic area: Information Technology

This document describes the core set of processes within a single workflow based Information Management System (IMS) required to support any future major project. It would be of interest to IT professionals looking to support a large project

09/07/2018 Micro-report

Better Information Management to Optimise Whole Life Business Decisions

Topic area: Asset Information

Crossrail is essentially building 2 Railways; 1 Physical and 1 Virtual. 500,000 assets and their related asset information are recorded in the Crossrail Asset Information Management System (AIMS). These range from large concrete structures, to power and ventilation systems, to complex signalling and communication asset...

09/07/2018 Technical Paper