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SPEAKER PREVIEW: Fast-Track and Value Engineering for a new stadium in Abu Dhabi

Awarded a design and build contract for a new stadium and multipurpose development in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, the constructors are facing fast-track deadlines and demanding Value Engineering challenges. The budget for the entire development is €145m and the timeline just 16 months – but how will the challenge be met?

This November, Steven Wilbrenninck, Managing Director, BAM Sports GmbH will join the international speaking line up at TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit to explain just that.

Headquartered in Düsseldorf, BAM Sports develop, build and operate stadiums and arenas in Germany and around the world. This May, BAM Sports (together with sister company BAM International) was awarded the design and build contract for the new 25,000 multi-functional stadium in Al Ain (pictured), located approximately 150 kilometres east of Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

“It is a challenging project,” explains Wilbrenninck, “but a tremendously exciting one!”

“The scope of our work includes the construction of a multi-functional stadium with a gross floor area of 45,000 square metres.”

In addition BAM will build a six storey office building, a sports hall and external works comprising roads, car parking, playing fields and landscaping. The construction of the stadium will be a combination of structural steel and reinforced concrete on piled foundations (by others) with aluminium and composite external cladding and a palm bowl envelope.

“I am delighted to be sharing the project with my international colleagues in Warsaw this November,” continues Steven.

“We feel it is vital for the industry to come together at events such as these. BAM is honoured to be a part of the Summit programme.”

Steven Wilbrenninck presents the Al Ain stadium development only at TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2012, 12-14 November, Warsaw, Poland.




About the speaker:

Steven Wilbrenninck is co-managing director of BAM Sports GmbH (formerly HBM Stadia). Headquartered in Düsseldorf, BAM Sports develop, build and operate stadiums and arenas in Germany and around the world.

In recent years, Steven’s has played an active role in the execution and management of many world-renowned stadium and arena projects, including: the King Abdullah Sports City, in Jeddah; Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg; and the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth; as well as the O2 World Arena in Berlin.

Fluent in several languages, Steven holds an MBA from Twente Business School.


Компания проектировщиков и строителей получила контракт на проектирование и строительство нового стадиона, а также многофункциональный девелопмент прилегающей зоны в Аль-Айн, Абу-даби. Однако контракт предполагает крайне сжатые сроки выполнения, а также необходимо выработать нестандартные подходы и учесть изменения стоимости проекта. На проект выделено 145 млн. Евро, а срок сдачи через 16 месяцев – как будет реализован проект?

В ноябре этого года, Стивен Вильбреннинк, Управляющий Директор, BАМ Sports GmbH выступит среди международных экспертов на Саммите Стадионов «Дизайн и Девелопмент» и прольет свет именно на этот вопрос.

Штаб-квартира BАМ Sports в Дюссельдорфе, проектирует, строит и эксплуатирует стадионы и спортивные арены, как в Германии, так и по всему миру. В мае этого года,BAM Sports (вместе с дочерней компанией BAM International) заключила контракт на проектирование и строительство нового многофункционального стадиона на 25000 мест в Аль-Айн (см. фото), расположенного примерно в 150 километрах к востоку от Абу-даби в ОАЭ.