Engineering the Olympics

Engineering the Olympics

11th July 2012

The UK is preparing to host its biggest sporting event in decades, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with a new purpose-built park in east London.

Behind the preparation for the Games is an incredible array of engineering and technology, creating a world class environment of construction, infrastructure, transport, hospitality, tourism and more. In all these areas, it is engineers and technicians who have enabled a successful delivery.

The construction of the venues is reaching a climax. There have now been four intensive years of engineering and building work to transform the 640-hectare brownfield site into a stunning centre for 2012.

After the Games, it will be transformed into a beautiful park and a place to live in the heart of London. Once again, engineers will be called upon to turn the plans into a reality.

Get involved…

On Tuesday 17th July at 11.00 (BST) The IET  are holding an interactive discussion on how engineers are getting London fit for the Olympics. Featuring IET President Dr Mike Short, UK Power Networks’ Brian Stratton and Philips Lighting UK’s Mike Simpson.

Participate live

No matter which corner of the globe you are in, you will be able to interact directly with our panel during the event, putting your questions or comments forward to them via Twitter (#ietmyvoice) or an online chat room, and getting real-time responses.

Submit questions in advance

If you’re not available to participate live on the day, you can submit questions in advance via email, and a video of the entire event will be available as soon as it finishes.


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