BAM Infra Nederland

25 September 2017

A new connection for the future. The Nieuwe Sluis (new lock) at Terneuzen will ensure that the Gent and Terneuzen ports remain easily accessible in the future. Fred Jansen, Sassevaart project director: 'We’re very happy that we've won this significant tender contract together. We’ve been given the opportunity to work on this great project for the next five years and we will give it all our attention and the engagement it deserves. We'll spend the next few months further detailing the design and preparing the plot for the building activities before starting the first major works in mid-2018.' Facts: at 427 metres long, 55 metres wide and 16.44 metres deep, the dimensions of the Nieuwe Sluis (new lock) at Terneuzen compare to the renewed locks in the Panama Canal.

25 September 2017

‘If you feel the desire to live and work abroad and you are given the opportunity, then just go for it. See it as an experience you can learn from, even if it is a negative experience.'

12 September 2017

Young BAM visited the Utark project last week. Why Utark? What is so special about it? We asked Young BAM member Martijn Schlepers four questions.

4 September 2017

 ‘I feel one with the sea, the sun and the water. After an hour of kitesurfing, I feel like I've just been on a mini-holiday. Being on the water is very relaxing.‘

29 August 2017

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29 August 2017

Lower CO2 emission, less waste production and further decreasing the number of accidents resulting in time lost from work: these were the goals for 2016 that we achieved. We prepare a management review every year to check that our management system works. What is going well? What can be improved? Or to put it differently: what is BAM Infra's internal temperature? Are we hot or cold?

 

29 August 2017

‘This find shouldn’t be in my attic at home, but in a display case in a museum,’ is Gerard's proud comment on his recent, special discovery. Gerard Pelders, a road construction specialist employed by BAM Infra Regionaal, is an amateur archaeologist in his spare time and sometimes even during his work. And he has found some really special artefacts.

29 August 2017

In July, BAM Infra started the first phase of the 'CS - HS Calamiteitenroute - Spoorvernieuwing & herinrichting openbare ruimte Grote Kerk' (CS - HS Emergency route - Track renewal & restructuring public spaces - Grote Kerk) project, in the very centre of The Hague. We are restructuring the Kerkplein, the church square, and renewing the tram tracks there. This project was the centre of attention this summer, due to archaeological discoveries made next to the Grote Kerk church.

29 August 2017

All five Gravity Based Foundations (GBFs) in the Blyth project are in position! These wind turbine foundations were floated to their destinations one by one and immersed.

29 August 2017

Connecting for the future. And for the Rotterdamsebaan project we need a mole, a big one. The mole that is going do this job is a tunnel boring machine some 60 metres long with a diameter of more than 11 metres. This bored tunnel will provide easier access to the ring road around the centre of The Hague from the Ypenburg junction (A4/A13). The tunnel boring machine left its producer’s factory, Herrenknecht in Germany, early this month. It will start its work on 12 January 2018.

10 July 2017

For some of us this goes without saying, whereas for others it is something completely new. We live in an era in which there is an audience for everyone and everything. Both individual people and companies like BAM have to come to terms with digital technology and systems that are available 24/7. This provides a real-time flow of information. But what does this mean for BAM Infra Nederland? And how do we make sure that we have not only set up our systems and processes in a digital way, but that our employees also 'think digital'?

 

10 July 2017

Committed teamwork, a fixed budget, and an optimum product. These are the standard aspects of a maintenance project. GIS (Geographical Information System) is ideally suited to support a project team. The maintenance project in Haarlem is a good example of this.

10 July 2017

Concrete innovations, the effects of temperature on concrete, the sustainability and durability of concrete, and also innovative building concepts: these and more subjects were addressed at the 2017 fib symposium which was held in the Maastricht MECC from 12 to 14 June. This year's theme: ‘High Tech Concrete: Where technology meets engineering’. BAM made a significant contribution to this symposium.

10 July 2017

Driving on a road surface made of solar panels. Something for the future? Not if it is up to the province of Utrecht and BAM Infra. An innovative pilot is planned to start on the N401 provincial road near Kockengen in late 2017. Preparations have already started.

10 July 2017

Since May of this year, all BAM Infra Nederland employees have been taking the same project introduction, regardless of which project they work for. Have you completed the company-wide project introduction? No? Then accept this challenge and start your holiday by being safety aware!

10 July 2017

In late March, KIWA auditors audited the implementation of the standard elements of the Carbon Performance Ladder by BAM Infra Nederland. They gave our CO2 management system the maximum number of points. This means that we will keep the CO2-Bewust (carbon footprint) certificate at level 5, the highest level. A great performance for which we would like to thank everyone involved!

10 July 2017

The Driebergen-Zeist project is the first project where a pedestrian flows study using a model simulation was carried out. You might call it a real-life version of the SimCity game. The entire design of the station and the outdoor area were imported into the simulation from BIM. After this, several different scenarios were added in order to map pedestrian flows. These scenarios ranged from use based on the current train schedule up to and including evacuations and emergencies. Tests with the 2028 NS train schedule will also be run to verify that the design is future-proof. It wasn’t only the final design that was tested in the simulation, the computer also critically assessed the temporary situation during the building work.

10 July 2017

Freesmij has 125 employees and an impressive fleet of machines working on the roads, mainly in the Benelux countries and Germany. Professional skills, punctual implementation and good service have made Freesmij the market leader for asphalt milling. Who is Freesmij and what does this company do? Did you know that Freesmij is a company that BAM Infra has a participating interest in? Marcel Keuskamp, leader of the Noord region, and Jan Wassens, leader of the Oost region, bring us up to date.

10 July 2017

Zeesluis IJmuiden (IJmuiden Sea Lock) is a unique project. While building the world's largest sea lock here, we are also building the future of the Netherlands. And if you are given the opportunity to admire this project up close, you shouldn’t let that opportunity slip past. This was true on Thursday 8 June for several communication colleagues of BAM and of the other companies involved in this project. They had been invited for a project presentation by Astrid Bolle, responsible for communications for the Aannemersconsortium OpenIJ construction consortium. She had also invited photographer Natascha Libbert to come and talk about her special book ‘I Went Looking for a Ship’.

10 July 2017

‘Scouting teaches children social skills and to take responsibility. I'd like to make my contribution to this.’

Every BAM employee is special. However, within BAM Infra we have some colleagues who are just a bit more special. In this feature, we speak to colleagues who have an unusual hobby, a special sport, do something for the community, or 'simply' do something special in their work or their free time.

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