iEDM have a specialist motorsport engineering capability which has been developed over 25 years of designing and delivering temporary street circuits and motorsport facilities.
Our process, which combines the skills and motorsport experience of Mark Skaife (five time winner of the V8 Supercar Championship and six time winner of the Bathurst 1000) and the innovative engineering skills of our Chairman, Professor John Howe, is the catalyst for creating both entertaining and safe design. Motorsport requires innovation and continual improvement for racing teams to stay competitive. It’s no different for our engineering team. We are continually investing in the research and development in fields such as track safety, hardware, construction methods and asphalt technology.
iEDM have extensive experience in the application of engineering principles to the design of all elements of a Motorsport facility and have worked with international experts, leading race drivers and other circuit design groups to further the research and development of track and circuit hardware.
For major motorsport based events our specialist Event Project Managers and Motorsport Designers work closely to ensure that the delivered outcome represents a fully coordinated and seamless experience, whether you are on the track or in the stands.
iEDM have over the past 25 years been instrumental in the research and development of specific motorsport design and safety initiatives. Working with fellow professional experts such as Dr Rod Troutbeck, Dr Rainer Hart and Ross Holder we have produced studies for a number of clients on issues such as those mentioned below:
- Design of temporary concrete barriers;
- Design of steel access gates for the first line of protection;
- Debris fence height vs car position and speed on track;
- Kerb design;
- Kerb geometric circuit planning;
- Temporary bollard design for kerb identification;
- Asphalt design for highly stressed areas; and,
- Temperature effects on asphalt at critically stressed areas.