Challenges and Solutions
While the focus for those competing was on energy efficiency over speed, the FM Conway team was under tight time constraints, with just over a fortnight to construct the entire track. The project was made more complicated by the fact that the spectator stands for the event would be constructed simultaneously at the site to ensure the deadlines for the race could be met.
Perhaps the biggest challenge for FM Conway during the track construction works was logistical. With only two access ways to the site and multiple works ongoing simultaneously, constant cross-team liaison was required to revise work areas and ensure the health and safety of all those on site.
James Slatford, Production Manager at Imagination, commented on the project:
“We were operating under tight time constraints on this project. However, Trevor Cole from FM Conway was on hand at all times to make sure the programme for the works was on track and the team met this challenge with flexibility and enthusiasm, completing the build both speedily and efficiently.”
James added: “Thanks to the hard work of all involved, the 2016 event was a great success. Over 30,000 visitors attended over the four-day period to watch 200 teams compete.”