Stadium technologies for Brazil

August 2014 Fire & Safety

Johnson Controls created safer, more efficient stadia for fans and players competing at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The company installed and integrated building systems inside three stadia, including Arena de Säo Paulo, also known as ‘Corinthians’ Arena, where the opening match between Brazil and Croatia was played on 12 June. The company also improved safety and efficiency at two other stadia, Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte and Arena Amazonia in Manaus.

“The stadia technologies are designed to communicate with each other to create a great venue for the event,” says Dave Myers, president, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency. “The results ensure comfortable and safer environments for players and fans.”

Beijing National (Bird’s Nest) Stadium. 
Attribution: Some rights reserved by Harvey Barrison via Flickr Creative Commons (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hbarrison/" target="_blank">www.flickr.com/photos/hbarrison/</a>).
Beijing National (Bird’s Nest) Stadium. Attribution: Some rights reserved by Harvey Barrison via Flickr Creative Commons (www.flickr.com/photos/hbarrison/).

Johnson Controls designed, installed and integrated dozens of systems, including surveillance cameras, fire alarms, access control, telecommunications, sound and building management controls. The security and fire systems activate surveillance cameras, crowd notifications, airflow shutdown and gate access if an emergency situation occurs. These systems also work together to improve fans’ experience. The sound and telecommunications systems at Estadio Mineirao are connected to a new 100-square metre LED screen to help fans see and hear the action on the field.

“Johnson Controls has delivered the best stadium environment possible using its global integrated technology expertise,” said Otavio Goes, technology manager of Estadio Mineirao. “We now have a world-class stadium that fans and players will enjoy during the event and for many years to come.”

Johnson Controls joined individual systems into a single networking solution. This single solution helps stadium owners save critical resources by eliminating the need to manage multiple, duplicate or discrete systems under various vendors, contracts and proprietary protocols in the constantly evolving technology marketplace.

Johnson Controls has helped design and construct sporting venues around the world including the FIFA World Cup Cape Town Stadium and Moses Mabhida Stadium in South Africa; the Beijing ‘Bird’s Nest’ national stadium; the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Spain; and in the United States, the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey and the Bank of America stadium in North Carolina.

For more information contact Johnson Controls, +27 (0)11 921 7141, neil.cameron@jci.com, www.johnsoncontrols.com



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