Delivering London 2012: structures, bridges and highways
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- Authors: David Baird 1 ; Mark Thurston 2 ; Chris Triggs 3 ; Hugh Corrigan 4 ; Stephanos Samaras 5
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- Source: Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, Volume 164, Issue 6, 01 November 2011 , pages 23 –29
The £673 million Olympic Park structures, bridges and highways project is one of the largest for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It involved delivering 29 bridges and underpasses, 20 km of highways, 16 km of perimeter security fencing, 11 km of retaining walls and 24 games-time operational support areas. Significant design and construction achievements were realised despite a challenging programme, lengthy procurement process and coordination with multiple stakeholders. Designs were developed to high aesthetic standards incorporating innovative approaches, structural forms and unconventional materials while meeting the challenges of constructability and phasing. Given the presence of multiple contractors, efficient management of site logistics and construction programming was essential for safe and effective delivery.