Concrete Usage in the London 2012 Olympic Park and the Olympic and Paralympic Village and its Embodied Carbon Content

By Stuart Matthews

© 2012 – IHS BRE Press

40 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 12 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2012-11-05
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About the Book

Concrete is widely used in the Olympic Park and Olympic and Paralympic Village. Its specification and use provided an opportunity to reduce embodied carbon emissions involved in the construction of facilities and infrastructure, and to influence the overall carbon footprint of the London 2012 Games. This report sets out the evidence on concrete supply to the Olympic Park and the Olympic and Paralympic Village and the lessons learned from using sustainable concretes, and examines the estimated carbon footprints. Case studies of the Aquatics Centre and the Olympic and Paralympic Village are included.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary Acknowledgements 1 Introduction to the Priority Sustainability Themes of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2. Study Methodology 3. ODA Concrete Supply Strategy for the London 2012 Games 4. Sustainable Concrete Construction: Influencing Factors, Embodied Carbon and Some Previous Experiences 5. Embodied Carbon Benchmarks for Aggregates for Concrete and for Concrete Mixes 6.Concrete Supply to the Olympic Park 7. Case Study: The Aquatics Centre 8. Case Study: The Olympic and Paralympic Village 9. Conclusions and Observations for the Future 10. References

About the Author

Chief Engineer - Construction, BRE, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General