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Intellitix was honoured with the award of “Best Technology Provider” at the Event Production Awards (EPAs), February 12th 2016.

Now in its fifth year, the EPAs serve to recognise excellence among event organisers, production teams and suppliers within the indoor and outdoor events industries. The awards panel bestowed the accolade upon Intellitix for their innovative work with Snowbombing, Tomorrowland, Carolina Country Music Fest and WayHome Festival.

Last year Intellitix launched the InstaBand – instant, on-demand thermal printing of RFID wristbands for box office operations and fixed-seating environments. The IntelliPad also made its debut across various festivals last year, providing a hardware solution for smaller cashless events that reduces build-up time and saves on infrastructure costs.

Gareth Deakin, UK Director of New Business at Intellitix said:

We are thrilled to have been awarded “Best Technology Provider” at this year’s Event Production Awards and this win is a true reflection of the hard work by the Intellitix team. This year we think there will be a major growth in cashless and we look forward to introducing the enhanced version of IntelliPay alongside other services we will be rolling out throughout 2016.

The judging panel commented:

Intellitix really seemed to have produced industry changing products with clear and interesting submissions.

It was tough to judge this category with so many standout entries and each developing technology which is paramount to achieving quality feedback from clients and helping them achieve the goals set… Intellitix edged it with the quality of entry and supporting information.

Gavin Barnard, UK Director of Partnerships at Intellitix added:

It is brilliant to have joined such an inspirational team innovating the use of technology across some of the world’s best festivals, sporting and live events. We want to thank the EPA’s for the recognition of the team’s contribution to the industry and we look forward to working with more events this year.

Intellitix’s contribution of event tech innovation to the world’s best festivals and live events continues full force with an expanded global team spanning across the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, was recognised with the highest accolade at the The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Structural Awards 2015.

The Singapore Sports Hub, for which Arup was the structural engineer, won the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence. This is the highest accolade of the ceremony and is given at the judges’ discretion, to the project that has distinguished itself from all submissions in 2015, and for being the finest global example of structural engineering design in the year.

The Singapore Sports Hub is home to the world’s largest free-spanning dome of 310 metres, the approximate width of four A380 aeroplanes parked wing to wing. The roof, which covers the 55,000-seat sports stadium, also sets new benchmarks in efficiency of design and material usage, utilising a third of weight of steel normally used in a span of this size.

Andrew Henry, Project Manager, Arup, said:

It is a rare honour to have worked on and led the design for the Singapore Sports Hub – a fantastic project, with contributions from so many talented people. I am elated with the recognition the project and team have received, and am particularly proud of the work Arup has done on the National Stadium roof. Working under intense pressure, the team delivered exceptional technical work with a brilliant outcome. They pushed the boundaries of technology and thoroughly deserve this recognition.

To address the issue of spectator comfort in the tropics, the lightweight dome roof structure was made retractable to provide shade during events, complemented with an energy-efficient cooling system that delivers cooled air to every seat. The stadium was also designed to be highly versatile with movable seating, and is the first in the world that can be adapted to combine the sports of football, athletics, rugby and cricket.

Mike King, Lead Structural Engineer, Arup, said:

The Singapore Sports Hub National Stadium roof structure is the result of the extraordinary vision of the client, the outstanding skills and collaboration between Arup’s sports architects and structural engineers and the expertise of the main contractor and steel subcontractor. We are very proud that the team has received this accolade from the IStructE and to have helped deliver this iconic structure as part of Singapore’s nation building.

The firm was also crowned champions in four other categories: the Award for Sports or Leisure Structures, again, for the Singapore Sports Hub; the Award for Arts or Entertainment Structures for the Vegas High Roller in the USA; the Award for Regional Groups for the SSE Hydro in Glasgow; and the Housing for Low-Income Communities project in El Salvador was presented with the Award for Sustainability.

The IStructE Structural Awards is a platform that highlights outstanding achievements by structural engineers from all over the world.

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