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.

Recap: Lunch Lecture #2

On the 6th of December we had the second lunch lecture of the academic year, with guest speakers from Voort and Strukton Worksphere. Voort is a secondment company and is called Voort since September 2016, after the merging of KP&T and TRACÉ. Strukton Worksphere is a contractor focused on installation projects, management and maintenance.

Rob Daams, manager technical support & consultancy at Strukton Worksphere, started with an introduction of the company. Harry Hofman, director circular materials at GBN Group (part of Strukton) provided an interesting lecture about the possibilities of circularity. As a proven example, the ‘Green House’ situated in Utrecht was further elaborated. The Green House opens in March 2018 and might be one of the next excursions of Mollier! It was designed to stay at the same location for 15 years and afterwards it can easily be relocated without losing too much of its initial value. Even the foundation can be reused.

Deborah Dielis, consultant installation technology at Voort, started with an introduction of the company and explained what Voort as a secondment company can provide for you. Koop-Pieter Ziel, project Engineer at Sweegers en de Bruijn and old board member of Mollier (20th board) talked about his journey to find a job with the help of Voort and explained that using a secondment company to find your job will not cost you any money and will result in a job that best suits you. Finally Sam Beckers, recruiter building and installations, who just started at Voort and who will be the new contact person for the students of Mollier, elaborated the options of a TVVL education program.

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, you can send an email to externalrelations@mollier.nl to receive the presentation(s).

Lunch Lecture #2: Voort & Strukton

On the 6th of December, the companies Voort and Strukton Worksphere will visit us to present some interesting topics. More information can be found here.

Recap: Lunch Lecture #1

On the 15th of November we had the first lunch lecture of this academic year, with guest speakers coming from Van Hout and Arcadis. Van Hout is an installation and advising company situated in Veldhoven and Arcadis is one of the leading global design and consultancy firms for natural and built assets.

Jan van Hout, director of Van Hout, provided an interesting lecture about how they implement several installation and energy efficient applications in a way that it is clear for the customer. It is important to know who the customer is and what that person needs to know. What is the best choice and what costs can they expect? As an example he discussed a project at Strijp in Eindhoven where they renovated a 40.000 m2 area with an industrial function.

The second speaker was Victor Pastoor, senior consultant buildings for Arcadis, and he talked about how to use consultancy skills. Being a consultant is not only about having knowledge, as one should also know how to implement soft skills such as personality competences, communication skills and consultancy strategies. A lot of students and young engineers underestimate these skills, while they are essential for a successful career.

We want to thank the speakers for sharing their thoughts and experiences with us, as it inspires our future decisions.

For our members that want to read the lecture slides again or that unfortunately missed the lunch lecture, you can send an email to externalrelations@mollier.nl to receive the presentation(s).

Lunch Lecture #1: Van Hout & Arcadis

On the 15th of November, the companies Van Hout and Arcadis will visit us to present some interesting topics. More information can be found here.

Recap lunch lecture Valstar Simonis / Fellow FSE

The 23rd of May, Peter van Mierlo (Valstar Simonis) and Ricardo Weewer (Fellow FSE) joined us for the sixth lunch lecture of this academic year. The talks were interesting which was visible in the amount of questions the audience of around 30 students asked afterwards.

Peter van Mierlo, an alumnus of our master education and also former chairman of the 12th board, prepared a lecture about the Atlas building (which is commonly known as the main building of the TU/e campus). Valstar Simonis was involved during the renovation, developing the installations of the building. This also included all sensor equipment and the smart facade of the building.

Ricardo Weewer, a lecturer at the national fire academy and former fire fighter, prepared a lecture about fire safety and the importance of research in this topic. Buildings are changing due to regulations and sustainability which means different fire fighter techniques need to be explored and examined. Ricardo mentioned interesting experiments on small and large scale.

We would like to thank Peter van Mierlo and Ricardo Weewer for their interesting insights. Missed the speakers, or are you interested in Valstar Simonis or the Fellow FSE? More information can be found at the Mollier booth at the 2nd floor of Vertigo or ask the board.

 

Recap Lunch lecture ENGIE

The 4th of April ENGIE joined us for the fifth lunch lecture of this academic year. With around 35 people, the lecture was a big success. Elke Klaassen started with a short introduction of the company she works for. After that she told a nice story about smart grids, her part in this new concept and ‘Energy navigator’, a performance monitoring system for HVAC and other services in the build environment.

We would like to thank Elke for her interesting insights. Missed the speakers, or are you interested ENGIE? More information can be found at the Mollier booth at the 2nd floor of Vertigo or ask the board.

Recap lunch lecture Kuijpers / Nelissen

The 7th of March Kuijpers and Nelissen joined us for the fourth lunch lecture of this academic year. The expectations were around 20 people, but with 30 people in the room it was again a great success. The first lunch lecture began with Rowan de Nijs, an alumnus of our study, who explained all about his position as tender manager with Kuijpers. Within his role he coordinates different disciplines within the building engineering field and strives to win all tenders Kuijpers signed up for.

The second lunch lecture was from Nelissen. Ivo de Visser, also an alumnus, talked about an interesting building physics project called ‘het huis met de hoofden’, freely translated: ‘the house with the heads’. Interesting solutions were found for ventilation and the positioning of the technical room.

We would like to thank Rowan and Ivo for their interesting insights. Missed the speakers, or are you interested in one of the companies above? More information can be found at the Mollier booth at the 2nd floor of Vertigo or ask the board.