In the current issue of E&T magazine, we discuss what will be the engineering legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Is the engineering legacy destined not to be just a technical one? Will the British engineering community also be able to proudly say that we do major projects well in this country? Has Britain proved to the world that if you want complex major engineering projects done well, you can have every confidence in turning to British companies?
Or is there precious little legacy to be had from London hosting the games, technological or otherwise? Do all the blinking lights, sensors, relays and grass-roots components, as well as the IT, communications, measurement and broadcast transmission systems, ultimately mean nothing once the Games are over?