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01 Sep 2021 AGPC appoint iEDM to deliver the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.

iEDM is pleased to announce its appointment as the engineering Project Managers for the 2022 to 2024 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix. In partnership with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, iEDM will provide specialist integrated overlay design, engineering, project management and construction management services to deliver all circuit and temporary infrastructure required for the Event. For Chairman John Howe, the agreement is a humbling reflection of iEDM’s strong performance and the trust developed between the two organisations. “Our team has been working closely with the AGPC since late 2019 to deliver around $20M of permanent upgrades to the Albert Park Circuit. It is a real endorsement of our people and processes, that based on our performance on that project and the relationship we have built with the AGPC, we have been trusted to deliver this world-class event for the next 5 years” he said. John continued “Following a difficult 12 months in the events and sport sector, our Melbourne office is now buzzing with excitement and positivity. The relationship our teams have at an operational level is one of the best I have seen in 40 years of business.” The scope of works for the contract includes principal contractor services of all temporary...

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F1 track resurfacing Australia

25 Aug 2021 Flashback: Albert Park Circuit Modifications & Resurfacing – Building the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix Wearing Course.

This article is written in reflection of a moment in our Journey from back in November 2020.  Let’s begin with some background.For the past three years, iEDM has been working as part of the team on modifications to the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne. iEDM have been the engineering project manager for the project since September 2019. I have been acting as one of the project managers in Melbourne since March 2020, working under our Manager of Engineering and Construction – Michael Gardner. As a young project manager, it has been an amazing experience to be involved in such a critical Government project with some very important stakeholders. We are currently about halfway through the work and I have personally already learnt so many lessons I will take with me onto the next project. We surpassed some major milestones – laying an F1® trial mix (asphalt) and receiving approval to conduct the civil works for the circuit modifications. The project has been consistently challenged by various changes on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Victorian lockdown and the postponement of the 2021 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix but as a project team we remain resilient and positive - we are finally here...

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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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