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

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.

Van links: Henk van Raan (Chief Innovation Officer/directeur Facility Management Amsterdam ArenA), Rob van Wingerden (CEO Koninklijke BAM Groep nv), John Brussel (directeur Honeywell B.V.), Marc Wennink (Vice President Europe, Honeywell Building Solutions), Jaap Hazeleger (directeur BAM Bouw en Techniek bv) en Henk Markerink (directeur Amsterdam ArenA). Van links: Henk van Raan (Chief Innovation Officer/directeur Facility Management Amsterdam ArenA), Rob van Wingerden (CEO Koninklijke BAM Groep nv), John Brussel (directeur Honeywell B.V.), Marc Wennink (Vice President Europe, Honeywell Building Solutions), Jaap Hazeleger (directeur BAM Bouw en Techniek bv) en Henk Markerink (directeur Amsterdam ArenA).


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.