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2012 Learning Legacy – free online lectures

Posted on: 29 June 2012
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As part of the 2012 Learning Legacy, the Institution of Civil Engineers worked with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to deliver a UK-wide lecture programme. The topics covered include: master planning, land treatment, venues, bridges, structures, water use management, and transport. Videos of the following lectures are available:

Launch event: ODA Learning Legacy – Lessons Learned

Launch of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s Learning Legacy and panel discussion on the lessons learned from the London 2012 construction project.

Establishment of the Olympic Project: winning the bid, shaping the vision and master planning

Hear from those that led the complex design and planning process to ensure buildings and infrastructure were designed to meet long-term regeneration ambitions as well as the unique technical requirements for the games.

Engineering the Olympic Park: Contaminated land treatment and invasive species control

Prior to 2005 the Olympic Park site in east London was heavily polluted and divided by pylons and railways. The preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games required environmental improvement on a huge scale.

Delivering London 2012: the Aquatics Centre

The Aquatics Centre London 2012 is an iconic venue designed by acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid.

Engineering the Olympic Park: Water use minimisation and management

The lecture looks at the use of modern techniques to reduce the use of water across the site and successfully manage the resource.

Engineering the Olympic Stadium

Hear from those who led the design and delivery of the Olympic Stadium. An innovative use of permanent and temporary forms was developed to meet the 80,000 Olympic capacity and 25,000 legacy capacity, with the final structuring consisting of a permanent sunken concrete bowl and a removable upper seating tier.

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