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.