Engineering the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

It’s not easy to plan for an event as big as the Summer Olympics. How does civil engineering play a role?

The Summer Olympic Games are just getting started in Rio—and since this is the first time that the Games have taken place in South America, the world’s eyes have been carefully watching every stage of preparation. With the amount of infrastructure and civil engineering that goes into this event, it was inevitable that there would be some hiccups, such as the water crisis and the displacement of residents due to housing issues.

But what is actually involved in setting up a city to house the world’s athletic elite? Check out this infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Civil Engineering program to see how civil engineering played a role in the Olympic Games.

Rio Olympic Games