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Winter Olympics

The XXIII 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in South Korea is only a few hours away and a mixed level of excitement is swaying across Ecodek towers. The Games are taking place from 9th to 25th February.

Teamwork is really important to us here at Ecodek and encourages communication, trust, support and a positive working environment – all important for improved business productivity.   Our teams work together on big projects, helping each other to solve problems and brainstorm opportunities when working to improve business processes.

Let’s not forget that we are a British company and are a Made in Britain member, with a full commitment to innovation and we also stand on top of the podium when it comes to delivering world class customer services and technical advice.

The Winter Olympics opening ceremony takes place today with all the competing athletes in the parade.   The games will be covering a whole host of sporting events from ice hockey, curling, alpine skiing, and speed skating to snowboarding and bobsleigh.

If you are looking to catch up with any of the events and don’t want to miss out on your favourite, check out this BBC sport event schedule.

The Team GB squad is stronger than ever with 59 athletes heading to Pyeongchang and there are some hopeful’s that are going for gold!

In the alpine skiing slalom, Dave Ryding is a best medal hopeful as he finished eleventh place in the slalom at the 2017 World Championships in St Moritz and had finished in eighth place in the World Slalom classification.

Another Olympic hopeful is Izzy Atkin, making her Olympic debut in the Freestyle Skiing event and is one of the most impressive talents in a strong freestyle skiing team, performing ludicrous tricks and spins across the slopstyle course.

The new Torvill and Dean, Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland are hoping to get gold in the figure skating event.

Let’s not forget local to Ecodek towers, Wrexham’s Laura Deas who is competing in the skeleton event, which is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled, known as a skeleton bobsled (or-sleigh), down a frozen track while lying face down (prone).  Unlike other sliding sports of bobsleigh and luge, the race always involves single riders.   The premise of the skeleton as a sport is simple – get both yourself and the sled to the bottom of an ice track as quickly as possible.  Five years on from her first experience on a sled, Laura now finds herself as part of the British Skeleton squad and has her sights firmly set on that gold medal!   The team at Ecodek towers wish her all the very best of luck.

This blog post is the perfect opportunity to promote our Stadia application.   The Stadia range of decking boards was developed specifically around fire regulations at public events and was commissioned for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

Debris that drops between the deck board will collect underneath and may prevent a fire hazard. We designed the Stadia board with a unique side face profile that will not allow debris to fall through.

Stadia is the unique choice for all sports and hospitality flooring areas with the public or sporting arena space.   With a 25 year warranty ecodek offers peace of mind for high capacity traffic on large public space floored areas.

Stadia is the unique choice for all sports and hospitality flooring areas within the public or sporting arena space.

The Stadia profile is 25mm x 136mm Groove/Ribbed reversible and is suitable for external decks, boardwalks and bridges.

We love our buildings and architecture at Ecodek and it seems apt that we came across British-based Asif Khan who has unveiled a super black pavilion at the 2018 Winter Olympics which he describes as the “darkest building on earth”. Built for Hyundai Motor, the temporary Pyeonchang Olympic Park pavilion is fully coated in Vantablack VBX2, a material that can absorb 99% of the light that hits its surface. As a result the pavilion looks like a gaping black void even in broad daylight.

Team Ecodek would like to wish Team GB all the very best of luck on their Winter Olympic journey.

Are you looking forward to the Winter Olympics? – Leave us a comment in the comments field below.

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