Systems and Technology Micro reports

  • Mobile reporting of transport
    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Transport team submitted more than 3,500 reports in the build up to and during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was essential that the amount of reporting, auditing and surveying required could be...
  • Transport extranet
    The Transport extranet was a simple collaborative tool that quickly became the key knowledge-sharing tool for the delivery of transport for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Key to its success was the simplicity of the tool which meant that it...
  • Mapping
    An important element in the planning of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was the use of mapping and geospatial information (GI). Over 20 million spectator journeys were made during the Games. It was imperative that spectators, athletes, media...
  • Pedestrian and crowd monitoring
    Six years of planning and modelling helped London to prepare for the challenges of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Despite this, it was widely recognised that unpredictability and the sheer scale of the Games would require close monitoring...
  • Strategic modelling for the Games
    The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games brought unprecedented pressure to transport networks, with millions of extra spectators travelling to events via public transport and roads changed significantly to accommodate athletes and officials as well as events such as the...
  • Real-time analytics and monitoring
    Real-time feeds of transport performance, passenger numbers and spectator behaviour were an essential tool used by analysts and operators to gather intelligence during the Games. Through a unique collaboration bringing together the resources of all the major transport operators, innovative...
  • HDTV sport lighting
    The Olympic and Paralympic Games is the world’s largest broadcast operation bringing sports action to an estimated five billion people. This meant that the high definition television (HDTV) lighting had to be perfect. However recent advances in broadcast technologies meant...
  • Embedding sustainability in the delivery of the Games Technology programme
    From processing spectators at the entrance gates or timing and scoring athletes, to supplying workers and volunteers with secure internet and radio networks, technology affected everyone at the London 2012 Games. Through its official technology providers, the London Organising Committee...
  • Re-use and redeployment of Games technology assets
    All technology assets of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) must be reused responsibly in order to leave a legacy from the Games, while other initiatives that will leave lasting benefits must be exploited....
  • Management and redeployment of Games assets for reuse
    Materials are a valuable resource that should not be wasted. Reuse contributes to waste prevention by removing items from the waste stream. It also contributes towards compensating an organisation’s carbon impacts. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and...
  • Sustainability in Press Operations
    The role of the Press Operations team at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) was to ensure that the thousands of visiting journalists and photographers were able to get the information, interviews and pictures...
  • Coordinating installation of superfast broadband at the Athletes’ Village
    Modern homes require modern technology. Superfast broadband was a new requirement introduced late in the construction of the Athletes’ Village. Installation of the new technology required redesign and education of the contractors on the new technology. A dedicated telecoms manager...
  • Using an integrated CAD model for design coordination
    Techniques to overlay computer aided designs (CAD) produced by multiple designers to achieve coordination are well established in the building industry, but are less common in general civil engineering and infrastructure. An integrated CAD model was used to manage the...
  • Site investigation data management for earthworks and remediation design
    Information on the chemical and physical properties of the ground are fundamental in the design of any earthworks or remediation scheme. The development of the London 2012 Olympic Park was no different, but given the programme constraints, active regulatory negotiation...
  • 3D model creation and its use on the Olympic Park
    A 3D visualisation model of the Olympic Park was an essential tool in ensuring the various venues integrated with the Parklands and interacted cohesively with the wider surrounding community. It also provided a cost effective and flexible means of producing...
  • Web-based spatial data viewer
    A web-based geographical information system (GIS) browser tool was developed to manage and distribute geographical information (GI) and related documentation to project delivery partners working on the Olympic Park. This improved efficiency, assurance and reliability of data. However, greater benefits...
  • Web-based photograph viewer
    Hundreds of site photographs were captured each week by designers and contractors on the Olympic Park, mostly during the construction phase of the project. These photographs provide a legacy of information, for use both during the design and as a...