Recap: Excursion Peutz

On the 5th of February, sixteen Mollier members were able to visit the laboratories of Peutz in Molenhoek, which is located in the most northern part of Limburg. When we arrived, Peutz had prepared a very nice lunch for us. After the lunch we were introduced to the company.

Casper Esmeijer, the director of Peutz, started the presentation by welcoming us and he explained a little bit about what Peutz does. Tim Weekenstroo continued the presentation and showed us some interesting projects they were working on, like the new railroad bridge across the A1, were they advised in the acoustical optimization of the bridge. Manon Derks, old treasurer and commissioner education of the 18th board of Mollier, talked about her daily activities at Peutz. Manon started working at Peutz just before our company visit of last year, and now works at Peutz for almost a year.

After the presentations, we were divided in two groups. One group was guided by Tim and the other group by Manon. We saw the rooms for acoustical measurements, were sound experiments are conducted. One of the rooms was an anechoic chamber, which means there is almost no reflection of sound. This was quite a strange experience. We also visited a storage room of enormous 1:10 scale models of some imposing theaters. These were used for acoustical experiments. We were also able to see the climate rooms, were experiments are conducted under extremely precise conditions.

We also visited the wind tunnel and even had the possibility to go inside. A lot of us were surprised by the enormous size of the space behind the actual test area. The picture below was taken in front of the fans of the wind tunnel, which shows how large it is.

Unfortunately, we were not able to visit the fire laboratory due to an experiment that was in process. However, we saw some videos of experiments during the presentation so we still had a good idea of what Peutz does in the field of fire safety.

We would like to thank Peutz for making the company visit possible and showing us the interesting facilities they have.

Beer Pong Battle!

This year there will be another beer pong battle between the most fun of the study associations: KOers and Mollier! Click here for more information.

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.

Speed date session Croonwolter&dros

In collaboration with Croonwolter&dros, Mollier is organizing a speed date session on the 8th of February. For more information, go to this page.

BPS Campus Tour

On the 21st of February, Mollier is organizing a tour around the campus were we will visit the different BPS research facilities. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about what we are doing at the BPS unit. You can find more information and sign up here.

Recap: Escape Room Battle

On the 18th of January, four teams of 6 to 7 Mollier members were battling each other to be the first one to get out of the escape room at Strijp-S. We all had one hour to escape from identical rooms by solving puzzles that had to do with the seventies culture. It was even possible to make it more difficult for the other teams by for instance turning off the lights in another room, which of course all teams did.

Despite all groups did their best, only one group got out in time, maintaining the reputation of Mollier by becoming the current #1 of the month. Maak ‘m koud!

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.

Excursion Peutz

On Monday February 5th, Mollier will go to Molenhoek to visit Peutz. More information about this excursion can be found 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.