A major new initiative to share insight from Britain’s largest construction project with the wider UK infrastructure industry will see the publication of lessons learnt, good practice and innovation from across the project.
The HS2 Learning Legacy project was formally launched by HS2 at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London.
The first tranche of Learning Legacy material includes over 100 resources covering a range of topics including design engineering and architecture; environment, digital engineering; health and safety; and occupational health and wellbeing.
In order to ensure that that the information can benefit as much of the industry as possible, HS2 Ltd is working with industry partners including Association for Project Management (APM).
New learning legacy papers will be published every six months, including technical papers, case studies, videos and podcasts with professionals across the industry. HS2 is also partnering with industry to disseminate the learning through events and engagement as well as academia to share real life case studies with post graduate students.
The launch of the project builds on similar initiatives at London 2012, Crossrail and Thameslink London Bridge project, but HS2 will be the first project to start this early in the project life cycle enabling the capture of learning from the early projects stages such as procurement, initiation, design and enabling works.
Launching the new initiative, HS2 Ltd chief executive Mark Thurston said: “Major projects like HS2 do not happen in isolation – we build on the experience and lessons learned from previous projects and rely on the wider industry to deliver. That’s why it’s so important that we pay back and offer the next generation the same opportunities to learn from our experience.”
In addition to APM, other industry partners will include:
- British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
- Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
- Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
- Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM)
- Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
- International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE UK)
- Major Projects Association (MPA)
- Permanent Way Institute (PWI)
- Rail Industry Association (RIA)
- Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA)
- Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM)
- Supply Chain Sustainability School
All Learning Legacy papers and resources will be published on learninglegacy.hs2.org.uk