UNDERCOVER EVENTS UK TAKE CONTROL OF RISKS OF WIND AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
Roy Strickland, MD, Undercover Events.
Undercover Events were contacted by Wembley Stadium to supply over 60 small structures around the concourse for 3 events. The venue required accurate wind speed data for all faces of the stadium -north, east, south and west- allowing a quick response to dangerous weather conditions throughout the events.
One of the main technical challenges was the lack of a power supply at the measurement points. Therefore, the project required a solar powered monitoring solution that could operate for extended periods without an external power source.
The WINDCRANE Max system offered ideal performance features for the Wembley Stadium project.
Undercover Events could keep track of dangerous weather during the 3 events at Wimbledon Stadium remotely. To the relief of Undercover Events, no wind incidents were reported.
The key feature for us is having wind speed data in real time. Combining this with forecast data, we can pre-plan for event days and react immediately to any wind issues that are not forecast.
We can get an exact wind speed instead of relying on general wind speed measurements for the area. By installing monitoring equipment close to our structures, we can ensure that the readings are relevant.