Customer: 2010 Winter Olympic Games
Production Shop: EPS-Doublet
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Flight Date: February 2010
Project: Build modular structures that could withstand extended use in extreme weather conditions
The 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, provided a challenge beyond that of any other sporting event. Unlike semi-permanent arena installations, or single day race projects, the complex structures EPS-Doublet provided had to be both modular and transportable as well as be able to withstand extended use in extreme weather and variable ground conditions. Moreover, the abbreviated time fame in which EPS-Doublet had to manufacture the custom pieces put huge short-term demands on its internal and external resources.
"We credit our January 2010 acquisition of Architectural Awning for our ability to meet these challenges head-on, as we were able to bring custom design and fabrication capabilities in house," said Jon Leasia, owner, EPS-Doublet. "To meet the basic requirements of the printed components, flexibility during installation in sub-zero temperatures, and minimal seams for on-camera aesthetics, three-meter dye sublimation onto polyester fabric provided the ideal solution."