Recap: Lunch Lecture #8

On the 31st of May, Andreja Andrejevic and Jasper Spiegeler from DPA|Cauberg-Huygen and Harold Vreeburg from Croonwolter&dros|TBI provided us with a lunch lecture.

Firstly, DPA|Cauberg-Huygen talked about the use of parametric design. The standard calculations are hereby stored in algorithms and made visible in 3D; Making it more clear what the differences in design mean for the physics of the building. Two projects created with this design were highlighted in the presentation: the Hyde Park project in Hoofddorp, where the amount of daylight was calculated, and Pit Lab, a project where the ventilation is calculated. In the next INSide, 2017-2018 #2, there will be an article by DPA|Cauberg-Huygen about this concept.

The second and last speaker of the day was Harold Vreeburg form Croonwolter&dros|TBI. His presentation was about the company TBI and about the plans to make the Netherlands gas-free by the year 2050. Harold thinks this is possible, when the way of building is different and when the building sector will be more innovative than the last thousands of years. After his presentation, a discussion started about this subject.

Presentation Croonwolter&dros | TBI

We would like to thank the presenters and their companies for their presentations and hope to see them next year too!

Recap: Lunch Lecture #5

On the 14th of March, Bas Peeters and Rik Maaijen from Royal HaskoningDHV and Dennis van Goch from BAM visited us to provide us with a lunch lecture.

The representatives of Royal HaskoningDHV were presenting the possibilities of working at their company. They have an interesting ‘Young Professional Program’, in order to learn new employees soft skills such as personal branding, project management and selling techniques. Also, some distinctive projects where highlighted, such as the new Booking-campus Office building, where there were some acoustical challenges and discussions about the design of the building versus the thermal comfort. Another project of Royal HaskoningDHV is the cost optimality of Schiphol Airport, where there should be a balance of the sustainability and the business case.

The presentation of Dennis van Goch, the representative of BAM, was about smart energy management. A big project BAM has, is called ‘REnnovates’, which has a lot to do with smart energy. This project is an extension of ‘De Stroomversnelling’, a project where 111,000 residences are renovated in order to be classified as ‘nul-op-de-meter’. However, a challenge for this is the inequality of the energy demand and the energy generation. BAM says the solution will have to be found on a district-scale, not on individual housing scale.

We would like to thank Bas, Rik and Dennis for providing the lunch lecture.

The presentations of Royal HaskoningDHV and BAM can be viewed below:
20180314_Lunch Lecture #5 company RHDHV

20180314_Lunch Lecture #5 company BAM

Recap: Lunch Lecture #4

On the 7th of February we had an interesting lunch lecture with a guest speaker from ENGIE. ENGIE is one of the biggest technical suppliers of the Netherlands, but it is also situated in many other countries. It has around 6200 employees and a revenue of 1.1 billion in the Netherlands alone.

Maurice Adriaans, project manager at ENGIE Services, told us about the diverse work they do. From consultancy, project management, engineering, producing, installing, fine-tuning, maintenance, exploitation to facility management. They make an integral design with a focus on the installations, with innovative concepts and integral sustainable solutions. As an example he showed us the installations of cleanrooms at ASML. Afterwards Elise Vreeman, campus recruiter at ENGIE, explained the possibilities for working at ENGIE.

We would like to thank both Maurice and Elise for providing the lunch lecture.

For our members that want to take a look at the lecture slides again or that unfortunately missed the lunch lecture, the presentation can viewed here.

Lunch Lecture #4: ENGIE

On the 7th of February, the company ENGIE will visit us to present some interesting topics. More information can be found here.

Recap: Lunch Lecture #3

On the 11th of January we had the third lunch lecture of the academic year, with guest speakers from Kuijpers. Kuijpers is an installation company that does the design, development, maintenance and also the exploitation, so basically the whole building chain.

Wouter Flach, corporate recruiter, started the presentation with an introduction of the company. He talked about Kuijpers being a family company and that the current management already is the fourth generation of the family. Kuijpers employs more than 1000 people situated in 12 locations across the Netherlands, of which most of them are in the south. Some people might also know Kuijpers from the great excursion they arranged to the Hermitage and Hortus in Amsterdam, which took place on the 7th of December. The recap of this excursion can be read here.

After the introduction, Paul Molenaar from Kuijpers ‘Specialistische Oplossingen BV’, who is also an old Mollier member, talked about his experience at Kuijpers. Paul did his graduation project about the ventilation efficiency improvement in pharmaceutical cleanrooms for energy demand reduction, and now works on similar projects. He also discussed the current connection with Building Physics and Services and the work environment. He missed some basic knowledge but Kuijpers happily provided him with additional schooling and therefore it did not became a problem. He also explained the current divisions Kuijpers has, and what kind of graduation projects are possible at each division:

  • Controlled Environments -> Cleanrooms
  • Ecopartners -> Durable energy
  • Demotica (Gebouw automatisering) -> Smart buildings
  • Security systems and sprinklers (beveiligingsystemen/sprinklers) -> Fire safety
  • Measuring and control engineering (Meet & Regel) -> Simulink
  • Information management (Informatie management) ->BIM

We want to thank the speakers for sharing their thoughts and experiences with us.

For our members that want to read the lecture slides again or that unfortunately missed the lunch lecture, the presentation can viewed here.

Lunch Lecture #3: Kuijpers

On the 11th of January, the company Kuijpers will visit us to present an interesting topic. More information can be found here.