Commonwealth Games Map Showcases Engineering Marvels

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A special map which showcases the city’s infrastructure works ahead of the Games – including civil engineering firsts such as the Hampden Park surface raising which lifted the surface six feet on metal stilts to accommodate the running track and athletics field – has been launched by ICE Scotland.

The ‘Engineering the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ map produced by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in collaboration with Ordnance Survey, was launched this morning in Glasgow by Housing and Welfare Minister Margaret Burgess.

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The map will be hosted by Education Scotland on their Game On Scotland website, so primary and secondary school students can learn about the vital role of civil engineers in delivering major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games – not just in building or converting the venues, but ensuring the Glasgow’s water, waste, energy and transport networks can accommodate the extra 1 million visitors anticipated.

Launching the map during Legacy Week – a partnership between the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow 2014 which highlights a range of projects connected to the Games and encourages people to get involved – reiterates the value of utilising this exciting new infrastructure to encourage young engineers into a profession which has long been synonymous with Scotland.

Please check our events listing for a future event in collaboration with ICE as part of our GREEN2014 programme.

The map will be available as a teaching resource for primary and secondary schools across Scotland and the UK, as well as being made available to the general public through Visit Scotland, libraries and museums.

The Map can be downloaded from Game On Scotland

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