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Engineering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

engineering the sochi 2014 winter olympics ENGINEERING TO EXPECTATIONS CIVIL ENGINEERS were tasked with The location chosen preparing multiple Olympic-grade VENUES and ACCOMMODATIONS required much of the infrastructure to be built from scratch Overall, the engineering difficulties have likely contributed to the worthy of hosting: 6,000 athletes of funds 80% BUILDING NECESSARY billion $51 Cost INFRASTRUCTURE and team members attending the 2014 Winter Games 12events TRANSPORT infrastructure new HEALTH facilities over CULTURE 200 EDUCATION added since the 2010 Winter Olympics facilities facilities TO BUILD AND HOST THE SOCHI 2014 SPORTS facilities WINTER OLYMPICS 98 gold The most expensive Olympics to date medals 85 42L SPORTS 4VENUES to be awarded COuntries sending teams to compete NEW HOTELS including TRAINING PARENAS HAVE BEEN BUILT 27,000 ROOMS built to accommodate every winter sport THOUSANDS of spectatorS and international media coverage 2 Transportation B1 miles OF COMBINED ROAD AND RAILWAY LINE = were specially built by CIVIL ENGINEERS to provide transportation between two clusters of venues $8.7 billion more than the entire 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver 12 tunnels 46 bridges 30 minutes BETWEEN THE TWO CLUSTERS A NEW RAILWAY LINE WAS ALSO BUILT BETWEEN THE AIRPORT AND CENTRAL SOCHI 50%9 OF ALL AIR PASSENGERS TOTAL = 223 miles %3D will be using railway transportation to get to Sochi OF ROADS AND BRIDGES have been built by CIVIL ENGINEERS to provide transportation 3 Coastal Cluster: The Olympic Park Athletes staying in the coastal cluster Olympic Village will be living within walking distance from the Olympic Park venues in the cluster The coastal cluster has a residential compound called Sochnoye, which will be the main Olympic Village where most of the athletes and coaches will stay Each Sochnoye room, including the bathroom, is 430 square feet and fits 2 people ALL VENUES IN THE OLYMPIC PARK COASTAL CLUSTER ARE CIRCLED AROUND THE MEDALS PODIUM LOCATED AT THE CENTER. THESE VENUES INCLUDE: ICE CUBE CURLING CENTER ICEBERG SKATING PALACE CAPACITY: 3,000 CAPACITY: 12,000 SHAYBA ARENA ADLER ARENA CAPACITY: 7,000 CAPACITY: 8,000 BOLSHOI ICE DOME FISHT OLYMPIC STADIUM CAPACITY: 12,000 CAPACITY: 40,000+ The sweeping shell-shaped roof was designed by CIVIL ENGINEERS to showcase the surrounding coastal and mountain area, achieved with translucent polycarbonate tiles Black steel trusses were used for the Utilizes innovative heat transfer fluids to create and maintain the ice surfaces and provide steady temperature control in the air conditioning system temporary center section of the roof, to be removed later, rather than the white steel used for permanent structures 4 Mountain Cluster The mountain cluster is located in Krasnaya Polyana Cottages are located in the mountain cluster where some Olympic teams will be living Similarly, the mountain cluster Olympic Village is located just 15 minutes from the mountain There is also a hotel resort and apartment hotel which features bars, restaurants, and cluster venues night clubs VENUES INCLUDE: SANKI LUGE CENTER RUSSKI GORKI JUMPING CENTER CAPACITY: 5,000 CAPACITY: 7,500 LAURA CROSS-COUNTRY SKI & BIATHLON CENTER ROZA KHUTOR ALPINE CENTER CAPACITY: 7,500 CAPACITY: 7,500 ROZA KHUTOR EXTREME PARK ROZA KHUTOR EXTREME PARK (FREESTYLE CENTER) (SNOWBOARD PARK) CAPACITY: 4,000 CAPACITY: 6,250 5 OTHER PREPARATIONS 7 cruise ships 7,000 will act as floating hotels for the duration of the Winter Olympics additional people to attend the Winter Games 3 OF THE CRUISE SHIPS WILL BE DOCKED 4 OF THE CRUISE SHIPS WILL BE DOCKED AT THE BOLSHOI SOCHI PORT AT THE SOCHI IMERETINSKY PORT POST-OLYMPICS PLANS THE 40,000 CAPACITY FISHT OLYMPIC STADIUM WAS BUILT WITH FUTURE PLANS IN MIND: Russia's national football team will use the stadium as a "winter home" when temperatures in Moscow are too low The stadium will potentially host games for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals IN 2017 THE FIBT BOB & SKELETON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL TAKE PLACE IN KRASNAYA POLYANA MANY OTHER FACILITIES, SUCH AS HOTELS, RESORTS, AND SOME OF THE SPORTS FACILITIES ARE INTENDED TO ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS POST-WINTER GAMES • The number of foreign tourists in Sochi in 2011-2012 has increased to 39,000 people a year Tourists visiting Sochi during 2013's winter holiday season saw a 13% increase compared to 2012, totaling 500,000 people telecom_for_sochi_games_31399.html -_offi_32314.html

Engineering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

shared by andrewdeen on Feb 13
With the XXII Winter Games upon us, it is important to understand the engineering complexities that go into creating such a remarkable event. Expectations are high for each Olympic games, with over 6,...




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