25,000 m2 of accommodation, high-tech equipment, around-the-clock service – what De Boer accomplished in Qatar’s capital was much more than the typical tasks faced by temporary structure providers.
From the start, the conditions and the need for top quality made it clear that the challenge would be immense for the Asian games. one of the most complex tasks was the ‘Athlete’s village’ which, due to circumstances, had to be in a temporary structure. This called for a broad logistics know-how as well as for a deep knowledge of the theoretical aspects of the structures that have to be kept in mind: the analysis of the terrain and subsurface, the infrastructure, the area available for structures and the additional space needed for building equipment and machinery, material planning, time frame and number of personnel needed, the temperatures at the location, special customer needs, special cultural features and a succession of further factors that can turn into unforeseeable risks if not timely taken into consideration.
But that is not all: the entire eastern world – and therefore an economically highly interesting market – was to set its eyes on doha for two weeks. A main press Centre for thousands of journalists had to be in operation 24 hours a day. of course it had to be fully equipped, providing phone, fax and internet access. Furthermore, the biggest restaurant ever seen in Qatar had to serve up to 4,000 athletes, journalists and coaches simultaneously from four different international kitchens. And that, of course, also needed to operate 24 hours a day. After months of construction, right on time for the beginning of the games, de Boer was able to present one millennium dome with 3,000 m2 of floorspace, three large delta structures and one smaller one, two Jumbos, an Alu hall, an Atrium and three Chalet tents; complete with carpet, furniture, sanitary facilities, water and power, kitchen facilities, air-conditioning, plasma screens, decoration and an international division.
de Boer coordinated the furnishing and fittings with worldwide renowned companies such as pKl, the world leader in temporary kitchens. the job, however, was not over with the start of the games. An entire team of local project managers worked around the clock throughout the games in order to co-ordinate activities on the 2.5 hectare area at all times. de Boer advised the organising committee on all matters concerning the temporary structures during the games. it is through providing valuable additional services such as these that de Boer has earned its excellent reputation around the globe.