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Jul 4 '18 09:17

The construction of a new sea lock in IJmuiden will take 27 months longer than expected, public works department Rijkswaterstaat announced on Tuesday evening. Builders BAM and VolkerWessels are again pushing millions more into the construction, ANP reports.

BAM reports a cost overrun of around 30 million euros, VolkerWessels 31.5 million euros. It is now expected that the first ships will only be able to use the sea lock in January 2022, instead of next year.

Parking garage collapses at Eindhoven Airport, 27 May 2017
Dec 7 '17 13:40

Subcontractors warned construction company BAM about possible building faults in a parking garage at Eindhoven Airport two months before it c, the subcontractors told EenVandaag. BAM acknowledges that cracks were already visible in March, but experts concluded that it was an "aesthetic issue" not a constructive problem, the company said on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

TU Delft's Hyperloop capsule stands ready for a race in Hawthorne, California, 30 Jan 2017
Nov 6 '17 13:10

The Netherlands must take the lead in developing the hyperloop by making sure that the country gets the first test track for this high speed transport system, a number of Dutch companies wrote in a letter to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, which covers Transport, NU.nl reports.

Parking garage collapses at Eindhoven Airport, 27 May 2017
Sep 26 '17 07:24

The Ministry of Home Affairs wants Dutch municipalities to check buildings in their territory, to make sure their floors weren't constructed in the same way as that of the parking garage at Eindhoven Airport, which Investigations into the collapse concluded that,

Parking garage collapses at Eindhoven Airport, 27 May 2017
Sep 25 '17 13:00

The partial in May, was caused by a construction error, according to investigations carried out on behalf of Eindhoven Airport and construction company BAM. The floors of the parking garage, which was still under construction at the time of the collapse, were not strong enough, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Dutch Windwheel
Jun 30 '17 17:25

In the Rotterdam World Trade Center on Thursday politicians, companies, architects and inventors signed a 'green deal' for the eventual construction of the Dutch Windhweel - a massive, sustainable building in the shape of a wheel that will, hopefully, generate more energy than it uses. This very ambitious project is still in its planning phase, but if it becomes a reality, it is set to be an icon for green electricity, Trouw reports.

Jun 30 '17 16:50

The province of Utrecht and construction company BAM will soon start placing solar panels on a 20 meter stretch of the N401 provincial road near Kockengen. In this renewable energy experiment, they want to find out how efficient the solar panels located on a road are, and how the materials hold up under traffic, the Telegraaf reports.

The experiment will be done with a solar "mat" produced in France. It comes equipped with a protective layer that will protect the solar panels from traffic. 

Sinkhole on Edisonlaan in Apeldoorn after a water main break, 23 Jun 2017
Jun 23 '17 10:55

A water main break in Apeldoorn on Friday morning caused a massive sinkhole on Edisonlaan, where it crosses with Koninginnelaan. The road will be closed for at least the weekend, De Stentor reports.

Water company Vitens received the first reports of the break around 5:00 a.m. and immediately sent technicians to the site. Contractor BAM is also on site, already working on road repairs. "That continues throughout the weekend, so it is expected that the road will be back in use Monday morning", a Vitens spokesperson said to the newspaper. 

TU Eindhoven and BAM team up to 3D print a bicycle bridge, 15 Jun 2017
Jun 19 '17 11:50

The Technical University in Eindhoven, working with construction company BAM, started 3D printing a bicycle bridge this weekend. The bridge is the first of its kind in the world and is printed with pre-stressed and reinforced concrete, according to NOS.

HARDT CEO Tim Houter and Infrastructure Minister Melanie Schultz unveil Europe's first Hyperloop test tube in Delft, 1 Jun 2017
Jun 2 '17 14:00

Dutch Hyperloop startup HARDT opened its own test facility in Delft on Thursday. Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment unveiled the Hyperloop test tube, the first of its kind in Europe. And while this structure is intended to test Hyperloop facilities at lower speeds, the 30 meter long tube could pave the way for transport at speeds over 1 thousand kilometers per hour, partner BAM said in a press release.

Parking garage collapses at Eindhoven Airport, 27 May 2017
May 29 '17 10:20

An investigation into why a new parking garage at Eindhoven Airport collapsed on Saturday could take months, according to Eindhovens Dagblad. According to airport director Joost Meijs, the main priority is restoring the traffic flow to the airport. "Airport is accessible, but it is much more complicated." he said to the newspaper on Sunday. He couldn't say anything about the cause of te collapse, calling named causes "pure speculation". 

Curacao Reef
Apr 28 '17 11:45

A large piece of coral near the island of Curacao was severely damaged. The perpetrator is believed to be construction company BAM, who is currently building a pier for cruise ships and other large vessels on the island, NOS reports.

Apr 5 '16 16:35

Department store De Bijenkorf filed a 1.5 million euro lawsuit against construction company BAM. The case is appearing in court on Wednesday

Mar 10 '15 08:52

The negotiations on the renovation of De Kuip have fallen apart over an amount of 15 million euros, according to René van Ierschot, President Commissioner of Feyenoord Stadium, NOS reports.

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Dec 24 '14 13:50

The renewed Kuip could possibly accommodate 76 thousand spectators. One of the variants that builder BAM offered Feyenoord involves 70 thousand seats and 6 thousand standing places.

Oct 8 '14 19:05

BAM, the largest construction company in the Netherlands, aims to simplify the organization, causing 650 full time jobs to disappear.

Most of the layoffs will happen in the course of 2015, mostly among the office staff.

At the moment BAM consists of 12 operating companies in the Netherlands. These are merging together in two companies, reducing the number of necessary office jobs.

This is not the first reorganization that the company has implemented since the crisis. In recent years 1,150 jobs have been eliminated.

Skates
Jun 5 '14 13:59

The Icedôme ice rink planned for Almere will not go through after all. The business association behind the rink was unable to gather the needed resources "to be able to deliver the agreed upon collateral", sporting association KNSB announced on Wednesday.

Aug 8 '13 05:04

Construction company BAM and dredging company Van Oord have been chosen for building a new container port in the British city of Liverpool. The deal is about more than 85 million euro. This was announced by the two companies on Wednesday.

The new container terminal will be commissioned by Peel Ports and will be situated at the river mouth of the river Mersey. The transhipment harbor will be made suitable for vessels with a loading capacity of up to 13,500 pieces of 20-foot containers, of which two can berth at the same time. The new port will be ready for use in 2015.

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