Counties Manukau Orienteering Club’s Martin Peat won the “2016 The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand – Young Engineer of the Year Award” last month for his work contributions with Beca – planning for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Martin Peat is a member of the Auckland World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering organising oversight committee.
After receiving the award Martin was interviewed on Radio NZ. Listen to the recording below or on Radio NZ website.
Stuff Newspaper Article: Auckland’s Martin Peat wins engineer award for work on Rio Olympics
Martin Peat’s IPENZ Finalists Presentation
Source: IPENZ website
Martin Peat is a Senior Transportation Engineer with Beca. He is currently working as the Technical Lead for Crowd Modelling at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympic environments are unique and dynamic, often requiring temporary infrastructure, design and planning. His work involves using crowd modelling tools to provide forecasts of spectator movements throughout each day and for the duration of the Games, and to ensure optimal use of resources.
Martin is currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, representing Beca on the ground and feeding information back to the team in New Zealand. To strengthen client relations he is learning Portuguese.
Photo below: Martin Peat representing Orienteering for the Auckland World Masters Games 2017 launch.