Engineering - a vital component at the heart of the Olympics
The UK's biggest sporting event in decades, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has taken place at the new purpose-built park in east London.
Behind the preparation for the Games was 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 enabled it to be a success.
In order to celebrate this once in a lifetime occasion and highlight the important contributions of engineers and technicians towards the 2012 Olympics, the IET has been proud to be an official “learning legacy partner” for the Olympic Delivery Authority on transport and sustainable utilities.
The IET has also been supporting the Games through its school outreach programme, the Faraday Challenge, a special Innovation Award, a unique Prestige lecture, regular content in our magazines and much more.
They include the following...
Olympics related material produced for IET.tv, the IET's broadband television service.
Information on the Olympics from the IET Archives.
IET promotions showcasing engineering for the Olympics.
Interesting facts and figures relating to the Olympic Park.
ODA Learning Legacy - Raising the bar for the UK’s construction industry.
British Business Embassy days
The IET is collaborating with UK Trade & Investment to showcase The British Business Embassy during the Olympic Games.
(All Olympic venue images in this section are credited to London 2012).