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Event Engineering

07 May 2021 Design, Planning & Site Management

Mark Trathen – Designer and Project Manager As a Project Manager/Designer, my role entails 3 things: DesigningPlanningSite Managing As a Designer, I am responsible for the overlay design of various events across Australia. This means determining how all of the temporary event infrastructure comes together and how the site functions as a whole. As a Project Planner, I manage contractor scopes from such things as budgeting to construction programmes. The planning phase involves regular interaction with key stakeholders involved in the build of the event. As a Site Manager, I have the opportunity to see my designs translate on the ground. Site management involves coordinating the various construction activities on site and working with the numerous suppliers to achieve the desired outcomes. Background Experience Counts Working previously as a Landscape Architect, my work was focussed on designing spaces. This could be anything from designing a carpark to the masterplan of a resort complex. With such variety in scale, my work was sometimes quite conceptual and sometimes very detailed. Moving into my role with iEDM, it was a great opportunity to apply these skills into the design of large-scale event precincts. Designing an event is essentially designing a large space. The key difference…it’s all temporary infrastructure and it’s a...

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04 May 2021 Adelaide Tennis Exhibition Tournament – ‘A Day at the Drive’

By Emma Morris – Project Facilities Manager iEDM were given just 8 days to plan, procure and deliver the overlay infrastructure required for a quarantine training facility used by some of the world’s best tennis players in preparation for A Day at the Drive held on January 29 2021. Two weeks later, working closely with Tennis SA and the neighbouring venues and stakeholders, we had 18 hours to transform Memorial Drive Tennis Centre from its status as a training facility and Quarantine Hub into an Event Precinct in time for the tournament. A Day at the Drive was a one-off exhibition tournament, that once again gave spectators a chance to enjoy some live tennis, with crowds all but filling the stands while enjoying the incredible talents of superstars like Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to name a few. A Day at the Drive saw close to 4,000 fans catered for during each of the two sessions of play – the day session from 1pm and then again during the night session from 7pm. Of course, in line with health advice, all players were required to quarantine for two weeks before the event which then meant they were ready to travel to Melbourne to battle it...

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Newcastle v8 Supercars

30 Apr 2021 Rapid Design Process

In an ideal world, all large projects would have correspondingly lengthy lead times, but as we all know, the world often dictates a different set of circumstances! The selection of drawings above gives an insight to the design process for the Newcastle 500, an annual Supercar motor racing event held at the Newcastle Street Racing Circuit in November, first held in 2017. From red-pen concept to FIA drawings to civils to overlay drawings and finally to a live event in just 15 months! This was a huge effort by everyone involved, showing iEDM’s capability to deliver premium experiences in a manner best described as light-speed! Challenges like these demand expertise, seamlessly integrated teamwork across multiple contractors, and absolute, uncompromising precision, in order to deliver on the vision. Often, the more spectacular the location, the greater the challenge involved, but the visuals here speak for themselves, showing that locations like the Newcastle Street Circuit truly are worth the extra effort! And though it sounds like a cliché, it’s so true: the biggest challenges enable us to produce the best outcomes. Keep ‘em coming! • Check out the case study here for more information  By Nathan Croke, Senior Designer. ...

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15 Apr 2021 SEA Change for Good

When you think about it, our waking hours can be seen as a series of unfolding opportunities and choices, both big and small. Some opportunities demand a lot of thought and careful consideration, others can be dismissed immediately and instinctively. Every now and again, however, there are opportunities that you just ‘know’ you have to seize. You pull on your goggles and speedos, dive straight in, combine your efforts with the positive current of that opportunity, and go somewhere special. This is how I feel about iEDM’s newly formalised partnership with the Sports Environment Alliance (SEA). It’s an opportunity for us to make a practical difference, to be part of the vanguard of simply doing more for the planet, where our impact is positive, not detrimental. For the uninitiated, SEA is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation that aims to provide the sports industry with the knowledge and networks to become environmental stewards, and generate change in the sporting community for the good of the environment.   As one of the three alliances in the world leading the movement for environmental sustainability in sport, SEA acts as a platform for members to see the great work of global partners, inspiring them to do more and generate change.  As a...

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Brisbane Olympics

13 Apr 2021 Boosting Brisbane beyond the ’30s

In late February, the IOC formally selected Brisbane as the preferred bidder for the 2032 Olympic Games. This is huge news. I am really excited about what this means for Brisbane. I believe it will allow the City – and more broadly, South-East Queensland – to make serious ground on Sydney and Melbourne, resulting in better opportunities for our children over the next 50 years. After the 2018 Commonwealth Games rolled out through the Gold Coast between 2013 and 2018, we’ve gained some massive infrastructure legacy benefits, such as the Aquatic Centre and the fabulous Carrara Sports Precinct. I’m also inclined to recall the immediate, and now lasting effect for Gold Coast based businesses like ours involved in delivering temporary infrastructure, live-sites and all the other peripherals that were essential to making the games happen. But perhaps more importantly, I believe the major benefit of the GC2018 event was the Gold Coast’s coming-of-age as a result of all this. The biggest transformation I noticed over that period was in the confidence and maturing of the City’s businesses and conversations. Those Games sparked interactions and activities between sectors that were previously operating in silos. We synthesized and lobbied together for the best outcomes for GC...

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07 Jul 2018 10 Years at Townsville

It has been great this week to deliver and celebrate the 10th year of the Townsville 400 Supercars Championship Event. The Townsville event holds a special place for us, as it was the first event we delivered under the iEDM banner. We had six months to plan and delver the temporary overlay for the event - which was a massive effort. As a throwback, we have posted some photos from the first event. The crowd was huge, the atmosphere was amazing and the town embraced the entire carnival. Still something we remember very fondly and love coming back year after year.       ...

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13 Oct 2016 Newcastle Street Circuit Confirmed!

Destination New South Wales (DNSW) and Supercars Australia recently announced Newcastle as the new location for the Supercars 2017 Grand Finale. iEDM are extremely excited by this news and proud to have played a role in the development of this Event to date. iEDM have been working with Supercars and DNSW since March 2015 to find a suitable home for the grand finale of the Championship following its 8 year term in Sydney Olympic Park was coming to a close. iEDM have conducted design and engineering feasibilities for various locations in New South Wales to find the best option for Supercar racing and to maximise social and economic benefits to regions. Newcastle is the perfect fit. East Newcastle is an aesthetically stunning and historical area, surrounded by 2 world class beaches and the famous Newcastle Port. It is a visual we believe a lot of Australian’s will be amazed with, and in contrast with the ‘steel city’ images many people may have in their minds. Destination NSW’s objective, along with the significant numbers of tourists that will flock to the event, is that these images, beamed into millions of homes through Supercars television deals, will encourage interest and visitation in the area. We are...

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12 Jan 2016 ABCB Temporary Structures Standard

Late in 2015, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released the much awaited (well, for us maybe) Standard - Temporary Structures. The Standard has been a long time coming for those of us in Australia who have struggled to meet the deemed to satisfy provisions of the BCA (or NCC) as well as other State specific building legislation when planning and constructing temporary structures. The Standard helps to clear up and soften some elements within the BCA and how they are applied to temporary structures. For instance, the Standard provides differing levels of engineering parameters to clearly identify the obvious lower risk associated with structures that are only in place for a very short period of time. The document will no doubt aid the further development of a lot of Event's structure policies. However, it is not the silver bullet we were probably all hoping for and there remains a lot of 'grey' which Event Promoters need to look at with their professional consultants. Further, at this stage, each State's relevant law's prevail over the Standard and it is unclear how, or if, each of the States will adopt or reference the Standard. iEDM provided advice to the ABCB during the development of the Standard from the point of view of an Event...

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12 Dec 2013 iEDM Extend V8 Supercars Agreement

As the 2013 season concluded on the weekend with the Sydney NRMA Motoring and Services 500, iEDM are very excited to announce that we have extended our current Engineering Project Management agreement with V8 Supercars for an additional 3 years. The Agreement includes the Townsville 400, Gold Coast 600 and the Sydney 500 V8 Supercar Events, which iEDM have been delivering on behalf of V8 Supercars since 2009. iEDM Chairman John Howe says the agreement reflects the strong relationship between the two companies. “V8 Supercars are an extension of our iEDM family. On behalf of all of the Directors and staff at iEDM, we would like to thank V8 Supercars and in particular the Events team for their continued support of our organisation and our growth over the past 5 years.” Securing the EPM role with V8 Supercars for their major street circuits caps off an extremely successful year for iEDM. “Our reputation for delivery of overlay for major temporary events has led to many opportunities for our group.” Mr Howe says, “Our proven ability to deliver world class event infrastructure in complex public environments secured iEDM the contracts for the Engineering Project Managers role for the 2014 – 2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide...

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17 Jul 2012 Pukekohe Park Upgrade

Last week we were once again delivering the Sucrogen Townsville 400. It is such a pleasure being involved in this Event with V8 Supercars and we were really proud of the product our collective teams put together. It is such a great community event and one that we hope to be a part of for a long time to come. Congratulations to everyone involved. For the past few months, we have been working with V8 Supercars on an upgrade proposal for Pukekohe Park in New Zealand. During the Townsville event last week, it was announced by V8SC that this proposal was successful in obtaining Government funding and the NZ round of the Championship would move to Pukekohe Park in April, 2013. iEDM provided conceptual master planning, funding feasibility and application documentation for V8 Supercars to assist in this process. The NZ$6.6 million project, which will be jointly funded by Auckland Council, Major Events New Zealand and V8 Supercars, will provide safety, operational and patron amenity upgrades to the existing circuit. iEDM will be providing all engineering project management, design and delivery of these upgrades as well as event overlay master planning and detailed design. Works will include resurfacing parts of the track, installation of...

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