16 February 2017 - 15:44

Amsterdam ArenA focusing with BAM and Honeywell on innovation in technical management and maintenance

BAM heeft founderovereenkomst met Amsterdam ArenA verlengd tot 2026.  Van links: Henk van Raan (Chief Innovation Officer/directeur Facility Management Amsterdam Arena), Henk Markerink (directeur Amsterdam ArenA), Rob van Wingerden (CEO Koninklijke BAM Groep nv) en Jaap Hazeleger (directeur BAM Bouw en Techniek bv).

Stadium transitions to data driven operation: from preventive maintenance to data-driven maintenance

Amsterdam, 16 February 2017 - BAM Bouw en Techniek and Honeywell will become strategic innovation partners of the Amsterdam ArenA for all technology. Part of the agreement forms the installation of a new building management system for the management of the technical systems in the stadium. Assisted by sensors, the building management system collects data from the connected equipment, which is analysed by BAM and Honeywell. Based on data analysis, failures are detected early so that maintenance can be carried out before any inconvenience arises. The systems of BAM Bouw en Techniek and Honeywell make the Amsterdam ArenA a ‘flagship’ in the field of ‘data driven operation’, whereby preventive regular maintenance makes room for predictable, data-driven maintenance.

With the new system, BAM Bouw en Techniek, as the main contractor for all technology, will realise a cost reduction for the energy consumption, maintenance and facility management of the stadium. Honeywell will supply and install measuring and control equipment and sensors throughout the stadium, including the first phase of the new construction.

BAM Bouw en Techniek and Honeywell will act jointly as strategic partner to Amsterdam Innovation Arena for a period of ten years. BAM and Honeywell will commit to the AIA concept to apply new technological developments in the Amsterdam ArenA. They will actively participate in this innovation platform where, together with other partners, new technology, products and processes will be assessed and implemented on their practical feasibility.

Jaap Hazeleger, Director BAM Bouw en Techniek:

‘Based on the strategy formulated by BAM: ‘Building the present, creating the future’, we are investing in innovation and digitisation. BAM aims to fully design and build projects in virtual reality prior to physically realising them. Buildings and infrastructure are becoming increasingly more complex systems of sensors and technology, with the aim to make building structures more sustainable, more efficient and more comfortable. Digitisation will change the construction process dramatically. We will apply the latest technology, such as digital design, modular design and construction and predicting future maintenance with sensors and big data, to the Amsterdam ArenA.’

John Brussel, Managing Director of Honeywell B.V.:

‘The new building management system will also provide connectivity for data and the Internet of Things (IoT). All collected data will be linked through the web to the Outcome Based Services (OBS) platform of Honeywell. The Amsterdam ArenA will then have the most innovative platform available worldwide.’

Henk Markerink, Director Amsterdam ArenA:

‘The Amsterdam ArenA together with its partners aims to make the stadium and the stadium area increasingly smarter, so the operations can be more efficient and more effective. With BAM and Honeywell as strategic partners of the Amsterdam Innovation Arena we can add further strength to our innovation programme. The will assist us to achieve our goals, saving on maintenance and cost reduction in energy consumption. We are delighted that these two global players use the ArenA as real-time playground to implement innovations and to test them in a live environment.’

Collaboration BAM and Amsterdam ArenA

In the period 1993-1996 BAM built the ArenA in a joint venture with Ballast Nedam. BAM is also the Founder of the Amsterdam ArenA. BAM has extended the Founder Agreement with the Amsterdam ArenA until 2026.

About BAM Bouw en Techniek

BAM Bouw en Techniek represents integrated thinking and doing. We realise housing solutions that are flexible in function and space. Consequently, the building and its installation systems are prepared for the changing function and technology of the future.

BAM Bouw en Techniek offers a total package, from planning and construction to long-term operation and maintenance: we are a partner for the entire life cycle of a building.

Sustainability and the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions are current topics at BAM. Together with our clients, we strive to maximise the user value of buildings and installation systems. 

About Honeywell

Honeywell is a strong organisation with international allure. Composed of various dynamic divisions, Honeywell is committed to developing innovative systems, products and services for automation and security solutions in industries, homes and buildings. In addition to products for measurement and control technology, Honeywell develops products for the aerospace and automotive industries, power generation systems, specialty chemicals, plastics and advanced electronics materials.

Honeywell is located in Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Delft, Eindhoven, Emmen, Nijmegen, Purmerend, Rosmalen and Schiphol-Rijk.

The name Honeywell represents quality and customer focus. Our continuous pursuit of perfection and innovation is characteristic of the entire organisation.

About the Amsterdam ArenA 

The Amsterdam ArenA plays in the top league of international, multi-purpose stadiums. It is the home of AFC Ajax, the Dutch national team, and the platform for top concerts, dance events and corporate meetings. Annually, the Amsterdam ArenA welcomes more than two million visitors. Together with its partners, the Amsterdam ArenA provides services and facilities at the very highest level, and it is always working on achieving optimum fan experience in and around the stadium in a sustainable environment. 

About Amsterdam Innovation Arena

Quality, sustainability and innovation are the strategic pillars on which the Amsterdam ArenA continues to reinvent itself. In the Amsterdam Innovation Arena, companies, governments and knowledge institutions are working together on the stadium of the future. The stadium and the surrounding area serve as a Living Lab, a hotspot where innovations are assessed in practice. Innovative concepts and ideas and proven solutions in the field of stadium construction, management and operation find their way via the Amsterdam ArenA International to stadiums, sports facilities and recreation areas on a global scale.

Partners of the Amsterdam Innovation Arena: The Amsterdam ArenA, City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Smart City, TNO, KPN, KPMG, Huawei, Microsoft, Philips Lighting, Nissan, Eaton, BAM and Honeywell.

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