Aquarium Development & Operations service

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What is Aquarium Development and Operations service?

ICM Operations & Development owns and operates multiple themed attractions and aquariums worldwide. ICM Development strives to educate while we entertain and inspire while we provide our guests with a memorable experience.

As a part of ICM’s turnkey approach, we also offer ongoing operation and aquarium services. ICM’s involvement in the operations of a project helps to ensure the protection of the client’s investment and the creatures that live within. Our diverse team of experts, including aquarists, curators, biologists, and aquarium managers have developed the ability to maintain top quality facilities and provide our animals with care that is second to none.

Aquatic and Terrestrial Themed Exhibitory

Aquatic theming generally aims to replicate the exhibited animal’s natural habitats, bringing the animals’ world to the visitor. ICM’s team of designers and contractors can create any environment, whether simulating the natural world or creating fantasy worlds. Beyond the artistic, ICM’s architects and engineers ensure that this exhibitry is fully integrated both with the aquarium exhibits and building architecture, whilst ICM’s biologists advise creating accurate illustrations of natural habitats.

Aquatic and Terestrial Themed Exhibitory

Animal Selection & Description

Animal selection is key to bringing aquariums to life. Beyond the main charismatic star attraction animals, it is important to carefully select suitable animals that bring life, color and movement to all levels of an exhibit. Our specialist curation team ensures that different species of fish will live in harmony and will inhabit every corner of an aquarium tank to create the most engaging exhibit.

Animal selection

Animal Sourcing

With an unwavering respect for marine life and the environment in general being central to ICM’s core values, the well-being of animals and the sustainable sourcing of them is a key specialization of the company. ICM’s specialist animal procurement team has a wide network of animal sources, being able to provide a wide array of animals in a responsible manner.

The team coordinates the safe transport of animals and the quarantine periods, ensuring that healthy animals are ready to enter the aquarium habitats.

Commissioning Works

Providing safe habitats and optimal water quality through life support systems is one of the most important investments in owning an aquarium. ICM’s specialist team ensures that all equipment is running optimally and that habitats are ready to house animals safely and ensuring biological security. The ICM team can provide training and even operational assistance beyond the commissioning process, to ensure that the subsequent aquarium operations team have the knowledge to successfully maintain these systems and continue to safeguard the healthy habits.

Comissioning Works

Operations and Maintenance

ICM Operations team can provide training and even operational assistance beyond the commissioning process, to ensure that the subsequent aquarium operations team have the knowledge to successfully maintain these systems and continue to safeguard the healthy habits.

Beyond the animals, the ICM team understands the needs of sales, marketing and merchandising of a world-class venue, and can help to establish the necessary operations.

Operations and Maintenance

Architectural Design

It starts with a simple idea, building an innovative destination. Whether a signature feature for a luxury hotel, an iconic destination for a retail development, or a nations’ landmark aquatic attraction. At every project ICM will push the boundaries of creativity and imagination to create an unparalleled visitor experience above and below the waterline. Our architectural team leverages the latest in design and engineering so that our designs has the capability to bring the unthinkable and the passion to redefine entertainment. With over 25 years of combined experience in the field of aquariums, our team has the experience to turn any drawing or sketch into the project of your dreams.

Architectural Design

Interior Design

The design of spaces interconnected during a public aquarium visit is extremely important to provide the correct atmosphere, which can create a full experience for visitors and guests. ICM’s team work to provide individual designs to every zone and transitional spaces that make unique visitor experiences at every corner of the project. Every project has special requirements for a tailor made interior design not only at the exhibit part but at unique places as the gift shops, the coffee places, learning classrooms, and this is a repeated habit for our designers turning our designs into excellence.

Themed Interior Design

ICM specialized in bringing together modern interior design sensibilities, along with themed interiors that can develop into fantasy worlds. This combination creates fully immersive atmospheres that can take visitors to different worlds, whilst ensuring entertainment and education are key values. Beyond the artistic, ICM’s architects and engineers ensure that these elements are fully integrated into the building architecture.

Themed Interior Design

Branding & Educational Design

ICM’s specialist team of graphic designers and biologists work alongside each other to bring together educational materials in an artistic, visually engaging manner. This allows visitors to learn about the oceans in an engaging and fun way.

ICM can provide full branding services or can focus on providing accurate biological content to be existing into existing branding strategies. Specific projects can explore different themes and styles, making unique experiences that helps to attract a global audience.

Branding & Educational Design

Aquatic Life Support Systems

ICM designs, constructs, and engineers large-scale aquariums with environmental safety in mind. When it comes to life support systems for aquariums, ICM uses the highest quality of technology available.

Our Aquarium Life Support Systems are designed to be energy-efficient and safe for the environment. Providing optimal water quality through them is one of the most important investments in owning an aquarium development.

Aquatic Life Support Systems

Construction Management and Coordination

ICM Construction is the leading expert in the coordination and execution of aquariums and themed attractions that recognize and reduce the resources and operational costs required to operate such facilities. We understand the requirements to complete construction on time, on budget, and to the highest international standards.

Construction Management and Coordination

Aquatic Acrylic Viewing Windows

Custom acrylic that is used in aquariums or zoo’s is subjected to pressure from thousands or even millions of liters of water, high winds, dust, and a variety of environmental temperatures. Our experienced acrylic engineers and architects make sure to design each structure so that it can handle long-term pressure with the safety of the environment and animals in mind. Acrylic is currently one of the clearest and strongest materials used to design an exhibit or aquarium. Because of the complex technical knowledge needed to engineer a sustainable habitat and durable structure it is required to hire an experienced firm like ICM.

Aquatic Acrylic Viewing Windows

Aquatic Concrete Works

To construct enormous aquariums, specialist concrete works combined with a specific waterproofing knowledge is necessary to contain the often millions of liters of water. Each tank becomes a major civil engineering feat and allowing such large bodies of water to integrate within a building’s structure is something that requires the experience and knowledge that ICM’s engineering team can offer.

Aquatic Concrete Works

Aquatic FRP Works

FRP fish tanks and catwalks are vital to supplement the larger concrete aquarium tanks, housing smaller exhibits and quarantine spaces for the animals, as well as allowing back of house access into aquariums for the biology teams to care for the animals. ICM’s experience and specialist knowledge ensures that such tanks are fabricated to strict quality parameters that provides longevity of use.

Aquatic Lighting Works

ICM’s specialists ensure that lighting is suitable to create a safe and suitable habitat for the animals within exhibits, as well as creating an engaging atmosphere for visitors to view and be part of. Experience gained over such a long-standing career, enables ICM to recommend suitable systems that achieve these necessary tasks, as well as being positioned to allow easy access for future adjustments and maintenance.

Aquatic Lighting Works

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