London's 150-year old sewer system, is being upgraded to meet the needs of the capital's growing population.
London currently relies on a sewer system built for less than half its nine million population. Every year, millions of tonnes of raw sewage overspills into the River Thames, harming the river and its wildlife. The new 25km 'super sewer' will intercept, store and transfer sewage away from the river, travelling through London at depths of 30 to 60 metres.
BAM uses digital construction tools, such as 3D design models throughout the build and a Fulmax virtual reality cube on site so site operatives can view digital models in progress, and provide their own input to improve the build. Field 360 on iPad is used so our mechanical and electrical engineers can approve on-site maintenance work digitally.
The tunnel is due to be finished by 2024.
The 'Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge', the bridge over the River Barrow in Ireland, was built by BAM as part of the N25 New Ross Bypass.
It is a seven-pier extrados bridge with an overall length of 887 meter and two main spans of 230 metre which are 10 meter longer than the next longest concrete-only extradosed box-girder section spans in existence, becoming Ireland's longest bridge.
The N25 is a strategic link in the national road network connecting Cork and Rosslare.
The bridge is named after Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the mother of former US President John F. Kennedy whose ancestors came from nearby Dunganstown.
It was opened to traffic on 30 January 2020.
In 2020 BAM, with the support of Sweco and technical advisors, Ramboll, completed a second, six-month construction season of the Rothera wharf in Antarctica.
The wharf is designed to accommodate the new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough. With its enhanced cargo handling facilities, including a larger crane, the new wharf will enable more efficient loading and unloading of supplies, as well as the deployment of small boats used for scientific diving and marine research operations.
Maintaining the highest standards of biosecurity and demonstrating that the operation has no lasting negative impact on the natural environment and ongoing science operations, was vital in the construction of the wharf.
The new wharf is part of the long-term Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme, which aims to keep the United Kingdom at the forefront of climate, biodiversity and ocean research. More information is available on British Antarctic survey's website.
BAM has built and commissioned the world's first fully electric 10 to 12-tonne road roller. This sustainable equipment was created by BAM's plant and equipment department, using an older model which was due for an overhaul. The conversion took 18 months to complete. In 2020 the emission-free road roller was put to work on its first project, in the city of Almere. With this electric road roller, BAM is contributing to the climate change goals of its clients by providing cleaner construction methods.
BAM is renovating typical single-family homes built between 1950 and 1980, making them energy neutral. All sides of a house, and the roof, are measured in 3D. Using that data, BAM then designs and manufactures new facades and a new roof, including solar panels, that are all precisely tailored to fit perfectly.
A heat recovery pump and an air handling unit are also installed and from that moment on the home is fully electric, generating is own energy, and is disconnected from the gas network.
All energy-generating components of the home are linked to a management system which gives residents insight into their actual and average energy consumption.
In December 2020, BAM completed the Park Malderborgh project in Nijmegen with the completion of the De Lelie building, consisting of 22 owner-occupied homes. Park Malderborgh is an area development by BAM containing 394 residential and care apartments across six buildings, including care rooms and psychogeriatric rooms (PG rooms) for people with dementia.
The six residential complexes are located around a large pond and park which is designed to be car-free.
In addition, a meeting space called 'Bij de buren' has been created in Park Malderborgh. Residents and neighbours come here for a bite to eat. The space is operated by ZZG zorggroep, and supported by students from the adjacent Kandinski College completing an internship.