FOAMHAND have supported the development of the pedestrian crowd modelling and venue planning with technical direction and oversight of all Rio 2016 competition venues. Working as a sub-contractor with another international events company, our experience and strategic direction provided cost efficiencies to the ultimate client by targeting resources to the key areas of challenge, rather than modelling all aspects of the Games. Our critical oversight role has saved time and money during a period of budgetary constraint with the organising committee.
Our team were also directly commissioned by Rio 2016 Organsing Committee to model the athlete pedestrian and transport movements for the Opening Ceremony. Ceremonies always bring huge challenges for any host city and this was seen as a key risk for the hosts given the complexity of movements. FOAMHAND also provided an Expert Review, Venue Assessment and Dynamic Crowd Modelling solution for the Rio Olympic Park.