London 2012 is set to raise the bar of the UK construction industry with the launch of a new Learning Legacy programme and website
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has designed a blueprint for the building industry to showcase the positive effect that London 2012 has had on the sector.
A collaborative approach between the ODA, contractors, government bodies and professional institutes – including the LI – the website www.london2012.com/learninglegacy will become a comprehensive online library for companies to share best practise, which they can contribute to over time, ensuring the valuable lessons learned on this project can be passed on.
ODA Chairman John Armitt commented: “The Learning Legacy framework is the embodiment of a new benchmark that has been created in delivering Europe’s largest construction project to the ultimate deadline and within budget. The scale and speed of the coordinated UK effort to build the venues and infrastructure is unprecedented and the knowledge and lessons gained during construction will both benefit the industry and act as a catalyst for inward investment.”
The programme and website will provide case studies and reports across ten industry themes, such as design and engineering, planning, procurement and project management. It will highlight how the ODA tackled issues such as increasing the number of women in construction, improving health and safety records, meeting time scales and budgets, and how they created a green landscape from a former industrial site. Supported by independent research from industry bodies and academics, the website will have links to the details of relevant seminars, events and workshops that will support future construction projects.
The Landscape Institute is one of the ODA’s learning Legacy partners and will be running a series of lectures on the learning legacy of the Olympic Park across the UK. Details will be announced early in the New Year.