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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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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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A Day at the Drive

09 Apr 2021 Point Of View – A Day at the Drive

By David Wilde, Onsite Safety Manager. ‘A Day at the Drive’ was a high-profile, one-off tennis exhibition held in Adelaide on 29th January of this year. And by high-profile, we’re talking the likes of Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka. The event gave these elite players a chance to get some match practice in before the ATP Cup the following week, but it was so much more than just a warm-up for eight of the world’s best! After the extraordinary trials that our industry endured through 2020, this event felt like a shining light of hope and inspiration on so many levels. From the smiles and applause of the audience in attendance, to the genuine delight and joy expressed by the players at performing in front of a crowd again. As Serena Williams said after her match: “We haven’t played in front of a crowd in over a year… So happy just to be here.” For me, my real ‘goosebump’ moment came when I snapped the above image of Rafael Nadal stepping out on court, to thunderous applause from a full house. For fans to see their sporting heroes again is one thing, but to get that perspective...

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19 Nov 2020 Risk, Safety, Sustainability + Quality.

iEDM was conceived to better service the sports and events industry by creating a company which has the professional capabilities to design and deliver large-scale projects, whilst being focused enough to provide industry-relevant solutions. Over the years, we have developed systems and tools to add value and excel in the delivery of fast paced, special projects. Our Facility Management Software, is where we started and an example of how we integrate our contract administration, financial and change management to the all-important reporting.  Beyond this we recognised another opportunity to add value and streamline process, which led to the development of our bespoke Risk Management Software, designed specifically for event projects.  This is now being used by customers such as the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and Supercars Australia.   We have held a very important certification against ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety, for some time.  Recently, we have also obtained system certification for ISO 9001 – Quality Management, and verification of compliance against ISO 31000 – Risk Management Guidelines.  This was all driven by a desire to instil faith and trust into our Clients, that we are managing their projects with integrity, transparency and in line with internationally recognised best practice. Further...

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Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

26 Oct 2020 VenueSAFE™ at Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

We’ve been busy developing our VenueSAFE™ app, designed specifically for events to deliver safe experiences and streamline workflows, for Venue and Event Managers, Suppliers, Personnel and Event Patrons. Live testing is a key component and although it’s still in BETA mode, its features are proving to be an invaluable tool in aiding the return of events. We recently put VenueSAFE™ to work at the pinnacle of motorsport in Australia, the 2020 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Not only did it do what it was designed to, but being deployed at an official event gave us some further learnings that will help us build in more features that will contribute to positive change in future events. So what was it used for during the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000? All contractors, event personnel and competitors completed a site induction via the app prior to arrival on siteAll personnel complete a Daily Health questionnaire, verifying they are fit and healthy for work – the app notifies administrators at the exact moment someone fails a health check so they are able to respond promptlyAll personnel scan a QR code as they enter site allowing the client to monitor accurate, live data of who, when and how many personnel...

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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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25 Jun 2018 Brisbane Auto Mall Detailed Design

IEDM have entered into agreement with the Brisbane Airport Corporation for the detailed circuit design phase of the Brisbane Auto Mall. The Auto Mall is an exciting concept where automotive retailers and flagship dealers will sit alongside an iEDM designed test circuit and training facility. Alongside Mark Skaife, we have been involved in this project since project conception, providing BAC with circuit design and feasibility over the course of the last 4 years. We are truly excited to see this project move into the next stage and witness the commitment and the belief in the project from the Client. As a concept, we believe the Auto Mall will provide all users with an exceptional experience, providing a real point of difference for these retailers. The Brisbane Auto Mall is the next project in iEDM's growing experience in the design and delivery of permanent motor sport facilities. We are humbled and grateful to be a part of this iconic project....

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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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