At the heart of all Olympic construction is sustainable development.

Wood is at the forefront of sustainability, managing environmental liabilities, meeting regulations and minimising risks to meet the needs of the Games and beyond. To support the construction and upgrade of some of the world's most prestigious sports and Olympic venues, we go a step beyond the expected to deliver a global comprehensive suite of environmental services.

Milton, Ontario, Canada

Working on a one-year timeline, Wood completed an environmental assessment and site servicing for the velodrome centre used at the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Thanks to previous experience, the project team was able to fast-track the environmental assessment as well as the design for the road, sanitary services, storm water management and site pre-grading. This fast-tracking allowed construction to move ahead quickly and meet the project's timelines.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Wood provided environmental services during the construction of five projects for the winter Olympic Games. We provided pre-construction environmental management plan development, environmental monitoring during construction and peer reviews. We also provided consulting services on financial reporting, renewable energy, aboriginal affairs and stakeholder engagement. For the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, we delivered engineering soil improvement.

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Wood provided a broad range of services on the Philips Area, Centennial Olympic Park, Centennial Olympic Stadium/Turner Field and Olympic Village and Aquatic Center for the 1992 Atlanta Olympics. The services included materials testing, environmental site assessments, soil remediation, subsurface investigation, foundation system inspections, installations, and monitoring, geotechnical consulting, groundwater testing, construction monitoring, and topographic surveys.

Melbourne, Australia

Wood performed an electrical audit and developed a feasibility study to update the Melbourne Cricket Grounds, one of the venues used in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. We performed audits and studies on systems, including a high-voltage sports light tower, a low-voltage electrical power distribution system, standby power generation and programmable logic control systems, a lighting control system, and an uninterruptible power supply system.

London, UK

Working directly for the Olympic Delivery Authority and through extended supply chains, Wood performed a wide range of tasks in support of infrastructure development for the London 2012 Olympics, from planning and design services to land remediation, ecological surveys, flood risk assessment and air quality monitoring across numerous venues.