Planning & Design involves everything from surveying venues, developing concepts, pre procurement budgets, installation planning and timing. Knowing what is available in the market, and developing procurement documentation clearly targeting suppliers core skills, leads to efficient and cost-effective procurement and execution quality.
Lighting for sports events involves many types of lighting some of which are related while others are not. However, they all have to be designed and planned to function together as an end to end solution e.g. the floodlighting for a legacy football stadium has little to do with the lighting used to host badminton in an indoor arena. Though each needs to have a mixed zone, press conference facilities, consider sport presentation, where and how medals ceremonies are conducted and ensure medals flags are visible. Each venue is designed around a broadcast and media concept which takes account of the specific nature of each sport.
Some sports run across the entire event program while other occupy a few days, giving the opportunity for two sports to share a single venue. In this case the plan must account for which sports will share each venue and whether they are compatible from a technical infra structure point of view. Ideally, venue selection can be made so that two sports share the same lighting, athlete entry points etc. And is the style of lighting for one sport compatible with the other?