The Melbourne Olympic Pool, engineered by Irwinconsult founder Bill Irwin, has been awarded an Engineering Heritage International Marker by Engineering Heritage Australia and Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust for the advanced engineering concepts used to bring its complex architectural design to life.

Engineers Australia, Victoria’s Deputy President, Guy Hodgkinson FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer spoke of the venue’s ground-breaking design and iconic status. “The stadium was the first enclosed swimming and diving venue used in any Olympics and one of the only post-tensioned steel framed structures built at that time,” said Mr Hodgkinson. “The 1956 Games was the first to be televised to a worldwide audience, which posed, of course, its own engineering challenges.”

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