The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 90 (2012) > Issues > Issue 6 > The London 2012 International Broadcast Centre
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The London 2012 International Broadcast Centre

The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) is a high profi le prestigious project funded by public money in very challenging economic times. RPS was presented with a brief to deliver the design of the building to an accelerated programme, at the lowest possible cost, whilst containing fl exible broadcasting space with legacy opportunities. The IBC will accommodate the world’s broadcasters for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The building was designed and constructed to maintain a fl exible space that has the potential to be subdivided if required. The resultant design was to ‘Secured by Design’ standards and approved by the Commission for the Built Environment (CABE).

Author(s): A. Doubell, R. Leathers and I. Marriott (RPS Newark, UK)

Keywords: olympic games, london, international broadcast centre, olympic games, london, modelling, steel, portal frames, bracing, thermal movement, acoustics, floors, composite construction, fabsec, vibration