It was not completed within budget because the first budget presented to the public was about £1.5 billion as I recall. As that was then changed who is to really say what the budget was and in reality the project was scaled back to keep costs down. Building the channel tunnel was a significant engineering achievement but the building which has taken place for London 2012 is more or less using technology and building techniques which we were already familiar with. Regards to completing on time that has more to do with the way the contracts are set up and managed and because in reality a completion date is set which cannot then be moved.....it is not some big achievement to complete a project on time. The legacy will be some improved sports facilities and some additional people taking up the sport.....who knows, maybe some of those will be engineers who will go on to do great work because they are fit and healthy!
19 July 2012 at
08:39 AM by