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SUSTAINABLE OLYMPIC STADIA: ATHENS 2004 AND LONDON 2012
Engineering and Construction
Pages 20 (5020 words)
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: MAY 2012 TITLE: ‘SUSTAINABLE OLYMPIC STADIA: ATHENS 2004 AND LONDON 2012’ SUPERVISOR: COSTAS GEORGOPOULOS NAME: COURSE: BEng CIVIL ENGINEERING ABSTRACT The need to formulate and launch new approaches in building infrastructures that will guarantee the well being of the present and future generations has long been recognized.
Each of the disciplines is concerned about preserving the environment as they appreciate safeguarding the current resources as a way of guaranteeing future livelihood. Regarding this well publicised concern, this study will look at the particular aspects in the engineering and construction industry. This study seeks to focus on the sustainability of Olympics stadiums, particularly those used during the 2004 Athens and 2012 London Olympics. This dissertation will also explore the sustainability approaches in stadium building in terms of urban development and architecture as well as analyse the benefits of such construction. Comparing the London and Athens Olympic Stadiums, this paper will focus on the notions of flexibility in stadium design and post-event maintenance of stadiums for sustainable urban environment. Useful for professionals, the following investigation can be referred to as a guide to sustainable development of Olympic Stadiums. It also highlights specific requirements or concerns that are applicable in a particular region. The similarities and the differences between the stadiums will be taken into consideration in order to avoid mistakes and hopefully improve the sustainability methods in designing and building Olympic Stadiums. ...
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