Engineering secrets of Crossrail

7.00pm to 9.30pm, Thursday 9 February

Conversation Room

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  • Steel rings removed from ceiling of Connaught Tunnel

    Steel rings removed from ceiling of Connaught Tunnel

    Credit: Crossrail

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Exclusive event for Ri Patrons

Event description

Patrons of the Royal Institution are invited to join us on Thursday 9 February for an exclusive presentation and discussion.

Performing what she describes as 'open heart surgery' on the 130-year-old Victorian Connaught Tunnel, Crossrail Project Manager Linda Miller will deliver a riveting presentation on this modern engineering feat.

The evening will begin with a drinks reception from 7.00pm to 7.30pm, when you are invited to take your seats.

About the speaker

Linda Miller is a Bechtel leader currently serving as Project Manager of Crossrail’s Farringdon Station. Crossrail is currently Europe’s largest construction project, providing a new East-West railway under London. Farringdon Station includes underground Ticket Halls, escalator inclines, platform tunnels, cross passages, concourse tunnels and adits, all built with state-of-the-art Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) and Sprayed Concrete Lining (SCL).  

Linda was born in the USA and began her career as a US Army Officer and Helicopter Pilot. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from West Point Military Academy, New York and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Linda is proud to have worked for Bechtel for over 25 years, during which she has worked on a new Space Launch Complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida, a cut and cover highway tunnel and bridge in Boston, Massachusetts and many other infrastructure projects.

Linda was selected as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in UK Engineering in 2016.

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To book your place please email patrons@ri.ac.uk or call +44(0)20 7670 2950.

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