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News » International » Amsterdam stadium to get hi-tech maintenance system » published 17 Feb 2017

Amsterdam stadium to get hi-tech maintenance system

BAM has teamed up with Honeywell to install a data-driven building management system to enable preventative maintenance for the Amsterdam Arena in the Netherlands.

BAM Bouw en Techniek and Honeywell will work as strategic innovation partners for the project. Part of the agreement covers the new building management technology for the stadium’s technical systems. Sensors will enable the management system to collect data from the connected equipment, for analysis by BAM and Honeywell.

Amsterdam Arena is the home of AFC Ajax, the Dutch national team, and is a venue for concerts, dances and corporate meetings. In the Amsterdam Innovation Arena project, 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.

Data analysis should enable any failures to be 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.

BAM Bouw en Techniek, as the main contractor for all technology, expects that the technology will enable 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 director Jaap Hazeleger said: “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.”

Amsterdam ArenA Henk Markerink director added: “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.”



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This article was published on 17 Feb 2017 (last updated on 17 Feb 2017).

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