Author(s): Taylor & Edmondson
Source: Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer
The planning of major sporting events now requires serious consideration to be given to legacy. This paper examines the nature of legacy planning and how its importance is now recognised by both bidding teams and event planning bodies. The concept of legacy is shown to be broad, encompassing economic, social, cultural, environmental, sporting and political impacts. Several examples of good and less good practice in respect of legacy planning are examined and a detailed review of how London's 2012 organisers are learning the lessons of past major sporting events is presented. To maximise the impact of legacy for major events, this paper suggests it is critical that the legacy vision—a clear articulation of legacy benefits—is in place well in advance of the event.
Author(s): Sampson, Biesta, Crapper, Hall & shepherd
Source: Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability
A spreadsheet-based tool for whole-life carbon dioxide accounting of soil remediation projects has been created. The tool carries out whole-life analysis of projects, including supply chain emissions. It was applied to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village remediation project, for which a calculated total ‘carbon footprint’ of 2328 t of carbon dioxide equivalent emission (tCO2e) was obtained. This is 71 tCO2e/ha of the site or 13·3 kgCO2e/t whole life of soil treated. These figures are not comparable with those reported for other projects, which have typically not included supply chain emissions. Fuel use was the main contributor to emissions, but the contribution made by staff transport and carbon dioxide embodied in construction plant was also found to be significant.
Author(s): Yaman & Canbay
Source: Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings
In addition to high seismicity, poor construction quality, incorrect detailing and structural mistakes in Turkey have caused enormous loss of life and property. Therefore, seismic rehabilitation has been a major topic for civil engineers in Turkey. The object of this research is to develop a simple method that will provide strengthening of buildings without evacuating the inhabitants. This study is based on application of steel-fibre-reinforced mortar on masonry infill walls with the aim of converting nonstructural partition walls into load-carrying walls.