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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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20 Jul 2018 Adelaide 500 Extension & Appointment of SA Director

iEDM have secured a 5 year extension to our current agreement with the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) to deliver the Adelaide 500 Supercars Event. This extension reflects the strong relationship iEDM have formed with the SATC and the value we create in partnership with this major event. On the back of this agreement and on the eve of iEDM’s 10th year of business, we have appointed Adelaide project lead, Tom Prest to Director - South Australia and Victoria. Tom has overseen the last 5 years of project delivery in Adelaide as well as playing a senior role across various Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games projects for iEDM.  Tom’s appointment is a reflection of our intent to grow within the southern State’s and develop a thriving office in Adelaide. John Howe, Chairman of iEDM, stated “We identified Tom as a team member who truly shares our corporate values and vision. He drives diligence and an extraordinarily high standard to every project he is a part of, with the assistance of a great team in Adelaide. I have absolute confidence in Tom’s ability to be the cornerstone of our operations in South Australia to build further relationships and we are proud to have...

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26 Sep 2017 Cairns Temporary Overlay for Rugby League World Cup 2017

Australia will play host to 19 international teams for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) in just over 30 days. iEDM have been working with the RLWC organisers to design and deliver the temporary overlay for 3 fixtures in Cairns. The Barlow Park venue will cater for over 15,000 fans at each game, including one double-header. The venue is an existing regional athletics facility which will have temporary overlay of additional grandstands, amenities, catering, merchandise, temporary fencing, big screens, services and television broadcast equipment installed to transform it into an international rugby league ground. iEDM are providing RLWC with a full service, turn key delivery model. We are very excited and proud to be part of a fantastic, international Event like the Rugby League World Cup. 29 October         -               Ireland v Italy 29 October         -               Scotland v Tonga 11 November    -               Samoa v Scotland...

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25 Jul 2017 iEDM to Deliver Real Madrid Temporary Exhibition Facility

iEDM have been engaged by iEC Exhibitions to design, procure and deliver a 1,500 square metre temporary exhibition facility to host the touring “Real Madrid – World of Football” exhibition. The facility will be designed to replicate the world renowned home of Real Madrid, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium The facility will tour roughly 15 international cities over a 5 year period, with the first Host City to be announced later this year for an opening date in 2018. More information on the project can be seen in the following link: http://worldoffootball.realmadrid.com/ iEDM are extremely excited to play a part in such an innovative and engaging project, in association with a fantastic Client, celebrating one of the world’s largest sporting brands....

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04 Mar 2017 iEDM and Supercars Pen 6 Year Agreement

iEDM have locked in a 6 year contract with Supercars Australia to deliver the Gold Coast 600, Townsville 400 and the brand new Newcastle 500. The engineering project management contract will see iEDM design and manage around $20M of  event overlay for these major events each year until the end of 2022. “Our relationship with Supercars Australia is something we are very proud of. We thank the Events Team, Executive Team and the Board for all of their support and for having the confidence to commit to our relationship long term. We see this commitment as a reflection of a business relationship that really works and it is something our team can be immensely proud of.” – Liam Howe, Director iEDM.  Since 2009, iEDM have been Supercars engineer-of-choice and provided all engineering and project management services. The contracts which are designed and managed as part of the delivery of these street circuits include: Barriers and Debris Fencing Circuit and Civil Works Pit Buildings Grandstands Corporate Platforms and Structure Marquees and Shade Structures Electrical and Generators Communications Televisions and Big Screens Furniture Fitout Portable Buildings and Amenities Temporary Fencing Temporary Flooring ...

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02 Mar 2017 Case Study: iEDM Internships

Our Directors are passionate about the role that industry can play in the education of today's Students. We believe that integration in the workplace during study is essential to increase the employability of graduates. Our Chairman, John Howe sits on the Advisory Boards to both Griffith University and the Study Gold Coast, Employability Programme. "We have developed learned outcome strategies to ensure that Students receive a well-rounded experience, attaining skills that will greatly increase their  value to any organisation upon the completion of their degree." - John Howe, Chairman iEDM After completing a 2016 iEDM Internship, including work on the Gold Coast 600, engineering student Brad Sullivan has just completed an eight week summer holiday contract with iEDM at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide prior to beginning his fourth year of study. During the internship, Brad was exposed to skills in quality assurance, procurement, client communication, engineering standards, contractor engagement and work health and safety. The skills learnt during the internship has meant that Brad has been a valued asset at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Brad’s role in Adelaide was Structural Engineering Administrator, including Site Inspections, for the 340 odd temporary structures. This is a significant role working with our engineering team and involved detailed analysis of...

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28 Nov 2016 Final Sydney 500

Its late November 2016, we have demobilised from Gold Coast 600 site in Surfers Paradise, we have mobilised construction for the 2017 Clipsal 500 in Adelaide and we are in the final week of building the last ever Coates Hire Sydney 500. It’s a bitter-sweet feeling for our team. We are absolutely jumping-out-our-skin excited for Newcastle in November next year, but we have loved our time in Sydney Olympic Park. The blood, sweat and tears our team put into the first year at Homebush, as it was then, has given a few of us a special connection to the space and people whom we achieved it with. Everyone who works in the Event Industry can understand this. It’s when you go so hard for a long period of time getting that first-time event delivered, your workmates are your family, you’re operating purely on adrenaline and it’s not uncommon for deliriousness to take over at any time of the day. In that first year, iEDM was engaged in February and tasked with the design, engineering, delivery of $20M civil works and fabrication and the planning and delivery of the overlay for the Event in the first week of December. It was a massive undertaking and...

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14 Jan 2016 Mount Panorama – Second Circuit

iEDM have been working with Bathurst Regional Council over the past few months on a preliminary feasibility for a second permanent motor sport circuit at Mount Panorama. Because of the street nature (and subsequently the residents) of the existing Mount Panorama Circuit, there are restrictions over its use throughout the year. The objective of the second circuit is to build on Bathurst’s reputation for being a motor sport destination by developing a venue which can be used throughout the year and for multiple uses. As a regional market, a tourist attraction that will consistently bring people to Bathurst can create very significant economic and social impact. A world class second circuit has the potential to attract activities such as: Major Events; Motor Sport Events / Series Rounds; Corporate Ride Days; Manufacturer / Motor Sport Testing; Manufacturer Ride Days; Training; and Motor Sport Industry Participation. All of the above activities will drive economic impact into the region and sustainably build on the once-a-year major impact of the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar Event. Whilst the design and location of the circuit cannot be released at this stage, we can say that we are very excited about it. Anytime you are working with natural undulation on these types of projects, there is the...

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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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