CASE STUDY – Artist group Terraform on wind management

Art installations, wind and public events!!

“Monitoring the wind speed enables us to react quickly to changing weather conditions at the location of our installations and implement conditions laid out in the site specific wind management plan. This ensures that in the event of very high winds the public area remains safe.” says Mark (Chesney) Robinson, Terraform.

Terraform, are an artist group, formed by a collaboration of creatives with a background in music, festivals, art, corporate events and lighting. Their art installation being very prominent pieces at public events.

 

 

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CASE STUDY – Undercover Events – Wind management at Wembley Stadium

Undercover Events UK take control of risks at a windy Wembley Stadium

“Having worked at large-scale public venues such as Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Stadium and others, we can reassure our clients that we are capable of delivering the wind management plan and tightly control any wind related risks. It sets us apart from our competitors.”

Roy Strickland, MD, Undercover Events.

 

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Pre-Construction wind and weather monitoring

Collecting weather data from multiple project sites may seem like a tedious and time-consuming activity but there are benefits.

Construction companies are aware of the risks posed by harsh weather in project sites especially when tower cranes are involved. However, weather risk management tends to focus on projects already in construction, disregarding the sites of upcoming projects. Even with a reliable monitoring system in place, planning for unfavourable weather is difficult when there is no previous data for the site. Continue reading “Pre-Construction wind and weather monitoring”

Wind Effects Caused by Skyscrapers in the UK

Wind Disruption Effects

Skyscrapers are perhaps the most iconic buildings in modern cities. However, vertical construction can have negative effects on local wind patterns especially if there is no wind study before a project. There are two main types of wind disruption caused by skyscrapers and they combine to cause a high wind speed at street level. Continue reading “Wind Effects Caused by Skyscrapers in the UK”

Construction IoT: The advantages of cloud connected electronics for wind measurement

Construction is often perceived as a “traditional” industry, not commonly associated with modern information technologies or cloud connected services (IoT). However, the tools and equipment used in the construction process have experienced constant evolution over the past decades. Continue reading “Construction IoT: The advantages of cloud connected electronics for wind measurement”

Telecom Towers: Monitoring Wind Speed for Safety and Structural Integrity

Telecoms towers are permanently exposed to the weather, often in elevated places with constant wind. High wind speeds pose a risk when technical personnel climb the tower for maintenance or modifications. The wind can also affect the structural integrity of the tower itself over time. Continue reading “Telecom Towers: Monitoring Wind Speed for Safety and Structural Integrity”

The challenges and risks of wind gusts for dockside operations

The challenges and risks of wind gusts for dockside operations

Ports that handle large amounts of cargo face a unique challenge. A port becomes more competitive by being able to load and unload more tonnes of cargo per day and this can be accomplished in two ways: having more container cranes and having a higher loading capacity per crane. Continue reading “The challenges and risks of wind gusts for dockside operations”

Why the Wind Should Be Monitored at Sporting and Public Events

The risks associated with the wind are not common knowledge among the general public, and this is precisely why event planners must monitor the weather in outdoor events with crowds. Perception of wind risks is also subjective: we know by instinct that we should stay away from fire or falling objects, but evaluating wind hazards based on perception alone is not possible. Continue reading “Why the Wind Should Be Monitored at Sporting and Public Events”