Mini lectures

After the workshops, there is the opportunity to choose a more detailed and in depth lecture of your interest. Multiple lecture will be provided by many different companies. Information about those detailed lectures related to the theme “Paving the Way, a Road to Futureproof Engineering” can be read in the chapters below.

Lecture Antea Group

Innovations in data-collection for civil engineering.

During the session, innovative technologies will be enlightened, with a focus on the use of engineering for data collection. The ‘Leonardo Meettrein’, an advanced measuring instrument for railways, known for its contribution to accurate data collection for rail design and maintenance. The Railtool, an innovative helping tool, will be discussed in relation to planning and execution of civil technical projects on the rail. Besides, sensoring will be researched as a method for realtime data-collection. Also, we dive into the adaptation of damage recognition in the civil engineering, with the emphasis on fast identification and tackling potential problems. If you’re interested in railway infrastructure, advanced measuring methos or innovative tools, this session will give inspiring perspectives on the role of creative engineering in today’s civil world.

Lecture Arcadis

Building new infrastructure is a way to improve mobility. Making better use of the existing networks might, however, be a sustainable and more short-term alternative. Based on a real-life Dutch traffic management case, we will drive into the possibilities and the role of digital innovations and data.

Lecture Hans Voordijk, Ruth Sloot, Gijsbert Van Der Waerdt and Anke Aarninkhof

Bridging Worlds: Building Innovative Careers in Civil Engineering and Academia

When civil engineering graduates complete their Master’s theses, they join industry-leading enterprises, engineering consultancies, government agencies (including municipalities, Rijkswaterstaat, Prorail, etc.), or establish their own companies. However, a select group of civil engineers choose a distinctive path, remaining actively engaged with innovative projects in civil engineering at UT while simultaneously pursuing careers in business or government.

Gain valuable perspectives on why they have chosen to balance their commitments to consultancy or government with part-time involvement in groundbreaking projects within the field of civil engineering at the UT. You will learn from those who have successfully integrated academic excellence and professional success in civil engineering. Gijsbert van der Waerdt, consultant at Witteveen & Bos and UT PhD student, discusses his exciting project on supplier-led value-network initiatives in civil engineering. Anke Aarninkhof, consultant at Van Aarle de Laat and UT PhD student, gives her vision on dynamic adaptive decision-making in civil engineering.

Moreover, Hans Voordijk shares his experience of getting an Engineering Doctorate by spending your time working in industry on a challenging and innovative technological design project. Ruth Sloot will talk about her life as a UT PhD student, providing a candid glimpse into the diverse tasks of a researcher’s daily life, from data collection and paper writing to attending international conferences and engaging with industry leaders. While there are undoubtedly exciting aspects, she also addresses the less glamorous side – the long-term commitment, the need to take charge of your progress and the ever-present anxiety about ‘the right path’.

Join us for an enlightening interactive mini-lecture as these professionals share insights into how they pave the way for an innovative career trajectory.

Lecture Movares

Two bicycle bridges in the city center of Enschede make the final connection of a special bicycle connection, the F35 from Nijverdal, through Almelo, Hengelo and Enschede to the border with Germany. This is a very special project, since, as a cyclist, you can ride four meters above the ground level without any crossing traffic to the station.  
The bridge over the Tubantiasingel, has a 30-meter free span and weights over 91.000 kg. The bridge over the Lambertus Buddestraat spans 46 meters, this is supported by a single supporting column, and weights over 107.000 kg. Both bridges are completely built in the factory and will be placed at the location at once.  
The bridges are high-quality designs and go into the experience of the environment. In conversation with architect Dmitri Levin, we are going to dive into the challenges of building in this complex urban environment, such close to the rail. What must be considered in the early phases when designing this type of infrastructure and what is the relation between technology and spatial quality?

Lecture Fugro

Widening of the A9 highway near Amstelveen
digitalization, automatic calculation and reuse of foundation piles

Fugro has built a 3D ground information model based on approximately 2,500 CPTs and 100 mechanical boreholes and laboratory testing for efficient and optimal geotechnical design. As much effort as possible has been made on sustainability and reuse of foundation piles of five existing civil structures.

Lecture YER

“What are you looking for in a job? – Enjoying your work!

Did you know that, on average, we spend 70,000 hours of our lives working? It is therefore of the utmost importance to ensure that you will go to work every day with a smile on your face. Happy employees are also more productive, creative, and successful. During this training, you will learn what your core values are, so that you can pursue that wonderful job or internship with confidence!”