The 21st edition of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen was held successfully from the 23rd of February till the 14th of March!
We want to thank all the students and the companies for participating in all our events and are looking forward to future editions!
The next 22nd edition is planned to be held in November 2022.
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The 21st edition of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen was held entirely offline from the 23rd of February till the 14th of March in 2022. The next edition (#22) will be held in November 2022!
Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen is an annual recurring event organized by built environment students of the University of Technology in Eindhoven. During this event, both Dutch and international students studying built environment at university (bachelor & master) and HBO (college) can directly and informally acquaint themselves with companies in the building sector by participating in the various events that will be organized.
Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen provides students with insight into their future career options and the opportunity to get acquainted with the practice. In the 21st edition in 2022, it was possible to:
- Prepare for the upcoming events by attending masterclasses during the Kick-Off
- Join, get to know, and expand your network at the Career Market
- Show off your talent to your potential future employer during the 1-on-1 Interviews
- Develop your practical skills and tackle real-world challenges during the Cases
- Have an informal meet-up with companies during the Company Dinner
- Discover how companies view and relate to real-world topics during the Debate
In other words; Are you looking for a (graduate) internship or job, do you want to know more about the possibilities after your studies and upgrade your network? Then stay tuned for more information about the upcoming 22nd edition of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen in November 2022! Scroll down for more information about the events that were held in the 21st edition in February/March of 2022.
Program 21st edition
All events that are planned for the 21st edition of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen in February/March 2022 are listed below. Clicking on an event will open a new window with more information about it. All the way at the bottom of this window you can click a button to register for events for which a subscription is mandatory. Additional information about all the companies that participate in our events is published in the Company Guide for the 21st edition of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen Download and read it through here!
Kick-Off & Masterclasses
Kick-Off & Masterclasses
This year’s ‘Kick-Off & Masterclasses’ marks the official opening of the 21st edition of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen!
After the ceremonial opening of this year’s 21st edition, introductory speeches by the chairman of the Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen-board, and the dean of the faculty of Built Environment at the TU/e, an interesting guest-lecture will be given by a representative of our main sponsor who made it possible to organize this year’s events: Turner & Townsend.
The second part of this day is all about you. Several masterclasses will be given by Voort – a detachment company – in which you will learn how to present yourself in a professional way, grow your mindset, and give an insight into your soft skills. These masterclasses will provide you with knowledge and skills that will be very beneficial to your future career.
Moreover, your CV and LinkedIn profile will be checked by TU/e Career Academy. If you don’t have a CV yet or are interested in improving yours, click here to create the ideal CV using tips and tricks provided by TU/e Career Academy. Or follow this step-by-step instruction video by Voort to create yours from scratch!
Due to limited capacity, the masterclasses will be given in several shifts for which a subscription is mandatory. The subscriptions are currently open and will close on the 20th of February! Use the button at the bottom of this window to subscribe.
The masterclasses you can subscribe to are:
Masterclasses given by Career Academy:
- Negotiation, contract & salary: During this masterclass, you will learn more about labor contracts and salary negotiation and what to pay attention to when entering this phase of the job application process.
- Networking in real life: During this masterclass, you will learn what to do when networking in the real world and how you can optimize your networking conversations. These skills can be applied during the career market.
Masterclasses given by Voort:
- Application & CV preparation: In this masterclass, you will learn de do’s and don’ts when writing your CV and/or a motivational letter for a job. How do you start and how to build up these documents? That will be the focal point of this masterclass.
- LinkedIn & networking: In this masterclass, you will learn how to set up your LinkedIn account and all advantages it can have for your career. Find out how you can get the most out of your account.
- Job interview: This masterclass entails a training on what to do during a job interview. Among other things, you will learn about what questions might be asked during the event and things you should keep in mind when answering.
- ‘BOEST’ Careertest: This masterclass entails an explanation of 4 different personality profiles with a test to find out in which profile you might fit. You will find out more about your strong and weak points and learn about what type of functions and companies fit you.
On Thursday the 24th of February, OMA will give an interesting lecture in the break from 12:45 till 13:30, about the following subject:
From student to project leader / An in-depth talk on OMA’s VDMA Project.
During the From student to project leader / An in-depth talk on OMA’s VDMA Project lecture, Bozar Ben Zeev will present OMA’s recent VDMA Eindhoven project and share his experience of studying Rem Koolhaas in university to being an architect at OMA.
VDMA Eindhoven is OMA’s most recent large-scale project in the Netherlands. The masterplan aims to transform a derelict site in the city center of Eindhoven into a mixed-use area that will address local housing needs, accommodate leading technology companies and introduce exciting public spaces. Once completed, the revitalized VDMA will be one of OMA’s most sustainable projects to date, featuring timber and modular construction methods, energy-generating facades and a Micro Forest – a dense green space that nurtures local flora and fauna. The VDMA project is overseen by OMA’s Managing Partner – Architect, David Gianotten.
Bozar Ben Zeev is Project Leader and Architect at OMA, and has previously worked in Amsterdam, London and Beijing. He is a former teacher at the Architectural Association and graduated from both TU Delft and the Architectural Association.
No subscription is needed for this lecture!
On Tuesday the 8th of March, Powerhouse Company will give an interesting lecture in the break from 12:45 till 13:30, about the following subject:
Renovation of ‘De Bunker’
In 2015, a competition was held to find a suitable redevelopment plan for De Bunker, the former student center of Eindhoven University of Technology. Powerhouse Company came up with a vision for a vibrant multi-use development by renovating the Bunker’s existing structure and adding a striking new residential tower. The key to the project was transforming the post-war monument with a unified, layered design that celebrates the spirit of the building, originally designed by leading postwar Dutch architect Hugh Maaskant.
In this lecture, Partner Architect Stijn Kemper will talk about Maaskant’s icon and how Powerhouse Company analyzed his design language to revive the building’s original glamor and propel it into the 21st century while conserving its Brutalist architectural elements.
Stijn Kemper (1979, Netherlands) is a partner at Powerhouse Company. He studied architecture at the Faculty of Building Engineering at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, where he received his Master of Science in Architecture, Building, and Planning in 2007. Stijn joined Powerhouse Company in 2008. Next to Bunker Tower, he has worked as a project architect on multiple schemes, such as Villa L, Loop of Wisdom in Chengdu, China, the Hangzhou Airport Terminal 4 competition, and inSports Beijing.
No subscription is needed for this lecture!
The lecture by Powerhouse Company is sadly canceled and will NOT be held!
On Wednesday the 9th of March the highlight and most visited event of the Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen – the Career Market – will be organized from 12:30 till 16:00 on Plaza, Vertigo.
With over 40 companies from the Built Environment joining this year’s edition, this is the moment to get to know every single one for them and start expanding your network in a very short amount of time. With a great variety of companies on the market, from structural engineering firms to real estate companies and numerous large names in the architectural sector, there are plenty of companies that will suit your interest. Go to their stands, ask all your questions, make connections and start enlightening your future in the Built Environment!
No subscription is necessary for the Career Market! Feel free to walk in on Plaza, Vertigo, and meet the companies!
All the companies attending the Career Market:
The 1-on-1 interviews will take place on Wednesday the 9th of March from 08:45 till 12:15.
Looking for an internship, a graduation company, or just wanting to gain some practical knowledge in the field? This is your moment to get a more formal, private talk with the representatives of a company of your interest. Every interview will last 15 minutes in which you can present yourself and ask all the questions you want to ask the companies. It could possibly be your first contact moment with your future employer!
During the 1-on-1 interviews this year, you can choose between 24 participating companies. You are able to subscribe to as many companies as you want, but due to limited capacity and to provide everyone equal chances, the companies will select and invite students for a 1-on-1 interview based on the number of received registrations and the CV’s that students have sent. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have you’re CV checked by TU/e Career Academy before sending it to the companies. You can ‘send’ your CV to companies by uploading your CV to your profile within the registration portal, on which you can also subscribe to the companies for the 1-on-1 interviews.
In case you missed the CV masterclass during the Kick-Off or did not get the chance to get your CV checked by TU/e Career Academy, you can always get feedback on your CV by emailing it to them. If you don’t have a CV yet or are interested in improving yours, click here to create the ideal CV using tips and tricks provided by TU/e Career Academy. Or follow this step-by-step instruction video by Voort to create yours from scratch!
The subscriptions for the 1-on-1 interviews are currently open and will close on the 20th of February! Use the button at the bottom of this window to subscribe.
Participating companies for the 1-on-1 interviews:
During the lunch break from 12:45 till 13:30 on Friday the 11th of March, the debate themed ‘Vision on the housing crisis’ will take place in Trappenzaal in Vertigo.
This year, stakeholders from all different disciplines in the field of the Built Environment will take part in a conversation about the current housing crisis. What are the reasons we are in this mess? How did we come so far? And how are we getting out of here? The solution is building more. However, this is not that simple. Different aspects play large roles in this process.
In the conversation, we will look at the crisis from the perspective of architects, urban planners, engineering consultants, and even the municipality. The directions will be represented by the following companies/organizations:
- Sweco (B)
- Brink (U)
- Municipality of Eindhoven (U)
All of them play a different role in this and only together, they are able to find a solution. They will have a conversation guided by radio presenter Jan Willem Wesselink. At the end of the debate, you can ask them the most ferocious questions. Join the debate and find out what everyone has to say!
No subscription is needed for joining the debate!
The Company Dinner will be the closing event of this year’s edition and will take place on the 14th of March from 18:00 until 20:00 (Walk-in starts at 17:30), after which all participating students and companies will be invited for a closing drink.
During this event, an informal atmosphere is created in which students get the chance to talk to companies in a casual manner. At one table, a maximum of four to six students and one company representative will be sitting at a table. The Company Dinner will consist of three rounds each including two courses. After each round, the students will switch tables and thus companies, so you get a chance to talk to everyone.
The participating companies are:
- abcnova BV
- AT Osborne
- Dura Vermeer
- Ector Hoogstad
- Turner & Townsend
The subscriptions for the Company Dinner are OPEN and will close on Friday the 11th of March at 14:00!
Put your knowledge to the test by applying them in practice! This year, the cases will take place on the 14th of March from 13:30 until 16:30. In total three different cases will be given in the three different directions of the Built Environment, namely B, A, and U.
During the cases, you will be able to get a glimpse of real-world problems tackled by companies and work on one yourself with guidance from a specialized company in a certain field. The three different cases will be given by Snijders Ingenieursgroep (B), BiermanHenket (A), and Turner & Townsend (U).
Designing a high-rise tower is already quite a challenge but designing this tower in prefab is next level! Such a design involves all kinds of challenges: for example, how do you ensure the stability of the building, how do you get the prefab elements from the factory to the construction site and how do you make sure that all facilities are included. You don’t just look at the final situation of the building, but also at the situation during the assembly. How can the elements be temporarily braced, what is the construction sequence? These are all questions that make this case an interesting and challenging puzzle, just like in the real world. In this case study, you are involved in the whole process, from the preliminary phase to the final phase. The challenge is to design a high-rise tower in the heart of Amsterdam and use rough manual calculations to find out what kind of forces we are talking about. While brainstorming, some key details in coupling and anchoring used in steel and concrete construction will be highlighted to steer the discussion/conversation.
The case is to transform the former monumental Citroën garage in Amsterdam into a multifunctional and high-standard building. One part of the building will be renovated, and the other half of the building will be demolished and rebuilt. Together we will talk about the program and work on the sketch design for the new building. This will contain sketches and a small model. What will the mass look like? How will it react to the existing part with its own monumental architecture? And what is the influence of the surroundings on the design? These are questions that will become clear during the design process and which we will discuss.
- Turner & Townsend:
The case given by Turner & Townsend will be about The Shell Headquarters. This is a project that comprises four buildings, totaling approximately 110,000 sqm, mixing heritage buildings with a modern, sustainable headquarters. In this case, you get the chance to learn how to control this construction project from a financial point of view.
The subscriptions for the Cases are OPEN and will close on Friday the 11th of March at 14:00!
The 21st edition of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen was made possible thanks to our main sponsor: Turner & Townsend!
“We share your passion for the built environment and we’re excited to be a part of the TU Eindhoven’s Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen. What a fantastic opportunity for students and companies to get to know each other.
At Turner & Townsend we’re always on the outlook for young talent and now that you are exploring what the corporate world has to offer, we’re keen to share our knowledge!
If you have the ambition to work with an internationally renowned consultancy, push boundaries and really make the difference, then you are one of us! We are one of the leading independent consultancies in the Netherlands with more than 100 colleagues working across the sectors of real estate, infrastructure and energy. We operate across 111 offices globally with more than 7,000 employees and a revenue in excess of €800M. Together, we implement exciting and complex projects for (inter)national clients such as Schiphol, Shell, Google, and Nissan, to name but a few.
The opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of projects across the globe will be a big part of why you’ll love to work with Turner & Townsend. Your passion to (re)shape the built environment and make it future-proof, aligns with our core values for a green, inclusive and productive world. You’ll also enjoy being a part of our young, diverse and international team, having fun with your colleagues during regular social events.
Importantly, you get the opportunity to fast-track your career via our Graduate Development Programme: During a 2-3 year period, you will get the chance to develop your skills on one or perhaps multiple projects. In doing so, you’ll discover which profession you’re most suited to: cost management, project controls, or project management. Our program provides you with a structured learning environment with direct access to our business leaders that supports you reach your potential.”
Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen is organized annually by a board that consists of 9 members, divided into three committees which have 3 members each and their designated tasks and responsibilities:
- Organization Day, responsible for setting up the activities
- Business Contacts, responsible for approaching the companies
- Promo, responsible for promoting the events
The 21st edition of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen in 2022 will be organized by the 20th board.
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