Digital construction news

29 June 2017
BAM enters into IT framework agreements to accelerate its digital transformation

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 29 June 2017 – To accelerate the digital transformation of Royal BAM Group nv the company has entered into global framework agreements with IBM, Autodesk and Synchro.

22 February 2017
BAM takes it to the next level with the Microsoft HoloLens

At the end of October last year, BIM Center of BAM Advies & Engineering, part of BAM Bouw and Techniek, carried out the first tests with the Microsoft HoloLens on the Trappenburch project in Utrecht. This led to many positive reactions from the organisation itself and far beyond. Colleagues Nico and Dinus, who had the honour of working on these tests, are now famous throughout the Netherlands.

6 December 2016

New BSI Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 to act as seal of approval for companies qualified to deliver projects at the design and construction phase

(Press release BSI (British Standards Institution):) London, 6 December 2016 - BSI, the business standards company, has today launched a new Kitemark for BIM (Building Information Modelling), helping construction businesses around the world prove their capabilities in delivering projects at the design and construction phase. The first organizations worldwide to achieve the Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 are Balfour Beatty Plc, BAM Ireland, BAM Construct UK Ltd, Gammon Construction Ltd, Skanska UK Plc and voestapline Metsec Plc.   

18 November 2016
BAM’s Summertime project in Amsterdam

Bunnik, the Netherlands,18 November 2016 – HFB (the BIM knowledge partner of BAM’s residential builder BAM Woningbouw) has won the AEC Excellence Award for Building Projects less than $50million, for its support of BAM at the Summertime residential project in Amsterdam.

27 September 2016
The award was presented by Jan Karlshoej (chairman of the jury for the bSi awards; right) and Richard Kelly (Director Operations bSi) to Menno de Jonge, BAM’s Director Digital Construction.

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 27 September 2016 - BAM’s use of BIM at the Felix Platter Hospital in Basel has received a 2016 buildingSMART award for ‘Operation & Maintenance using open technology’, which was presented at buildingSMART’s International Standards Summit on Jeju Island, Korea.

14 September 2016
Mr M.F. de Jonge

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 14 September 2016 - The Executive Board of Royal BAM Group nv has appointed Mr M.F. de Jonge as Director Digital Construction with effect from 1 October 2016. Currently Menno de Jonge (1961) is Business Development Manager at Autodesk bv.

8 June 2016
BAM and Universe Architecture to launch revolutionary robo printer on FabCity

3D BUILDER offers complete design freedom and makes creation of Landscape House possible

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 8 June 2016 - On Wednesday 8 June, the world’s first 3D BUILDER will enter service on FabCity. This ‘building machine’ is the first of its kind where free-form print technology is linked to automotive industry robotics. This ground-breaking innovation makes free-form architecture possible, as well as the creation of complex ornamental exteriors. The new robot with an exchangeable print head can print stone and concrete using the Italian D-shape method. In the future, it will be possible to link new print techniques for steel and insulation material, for example. Caterpillar tracks can also be placed under the robot - in collaboration with robotics partner AcoTech from Eindhoven - to enable it to travel autonomously across the building site. The 3D BUILDER is going to start with the construction of the Landscape House on a scale of 1:4 on FabCity, the temporary sustainable campus at the end of Java-eiland in Amsterdam.