The 2012 summer Olympics will be held in London, and the construction of the Olympic venues offers some fun facts and statistics including that 75,000 firms were involved in construction.
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The 2012 summer Olympics start in one week. Whether or not you'll be tuning in to cheer on your country or your favorite Olympic athletes, as a member of the construction industry, you might be interested in tuning in just to see the venues.
A recent infographic takes a look at the London Olympic Village and what it took to construct the buildings.
Some interesting facts from the infographic:
- 75,000 firms were involved in the construction
- The Village achieved a 44% reduction in carbon emissions and a 30% reduction in water usage
- Of the five buildings in the Village, the shortest time frame for construction was 15 months for the basketball arena, and the longest was six years for the aquatic center
- The Olympic Stadium was built using over 6,500 cubic meters (that's almost 230,000 cubic feet) of concrete recycled from other Olympic venues
- Brazil may buy the basketball arena for the 2016 Olympics
- Costs to build the buildings ranged from $47 million to $758 million
Check out the full infographic and more cool facts about construction of the London Olympic venues.