Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen

Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen is an annual recurring event organized by Built Environment students of the University of Technology in Eindhoven. During this event, both bachelor and master students can directly and informally acquaint themselves with companies in the building sector.

The Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen provides students with insight into their future career opportunities and the opportunity to get acquainted with the practice.

  • Join and expand your network at the career event
  • Develop your practical skills and work on cases during the cases
  • Get to know a company better during the walking dinner
  • Make your talent known to your future employer during the 1 on 1 interviews

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 scroll for more information and join the Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen!

Opening Lecture

The Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen will kick off with the Opening Lecture. Each year we invite an interesting speaker, who is active in the built environment, to give a lecture about his/her projects. We look for interesting and recent projects that spark the interest.

The opening lecture of the 19th edition of the Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen will be given by Abel Groenewolt, a researcher at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction in Stuttgart. He is an alumnus of the Eindhoven university of technology specialising in architecture and building technology and worked as a researcher at the chair of Architecture and Building systems at ETH Zurich. In line with this year’s theme, Beyond the Walls, he will be talking about the core of his work which revolves around application of robots in timber construction and the development of digitally assisted design processes for structurally informed timber constructions. With his immense knowledge of architecture and building technology this ought to be an interesting lecture for all students who truly want to look beyond the walls!


Career Event

The highlight of the Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen is the Career Event. Over 40 companies, working in the built environment, will attend this year’s event. The companies at the market focus on the different mastertracks at the university, allowing students to ask specific questions about their tracks. All these companies will converted Plaza (Vertigo floor 1) into a busy event where contact with your future employer has never been so easy. Check the slider below to find out which companies participate in 2018 and Click on the name of a company to find out more about them!

The career market of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen 2018 will take place on Wednesday November 21st!



The cases are a new addition to the Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen and comprise of challenges set aside by companies. The four companies (Antea Group, Twynstra Gudde, VolkerWessels and Witteveen+Bos) will each offer a unique challenge to solve. Get inspired by the collaborative work with the assistance of the company.

The cases will take place on Wednesday November 14th 2018.

Witteveen + Bos

Witteveen+Bos is a company that provides consultancy and engineering services worldwide in the fields of infrastructure, water, the environment, spatial development and construction. Lees meer
Our multidisciplinary approach to projects is the distinctive feature of the way we work.

We challenge you to think beyond borders and invite you to join the case study of Witteveen+Bos! In this case study you will work together with your fellow group members on a multidisciplinary design for the Dutch pavilion of the world Expo 2020 located in Dubai. Innovation and sustainability are key principles!

For this case it does not matter whether you are a constructor, project manager, architect or sustainability expert; all different disciplines are more than welcome to combine knowledge and expertise and to contribute to an out of the box design. Be ready to perform under high time pressure and prepare for a boost of creativity that will inspire you!

Time: 13:30-16:00
Location: Vertigo

Twynstra Gudde

Twynstra is an independent management consultant firm, based in the Netherlands with offices throughout the world. Twynstra’s method is multidisciplinary, pragmatic and result driven. Lees meer
We use our knowledge, talent, enthusiasm and network in projects and consultancy. Our consultants and project managers work in areas such as environmental investments, urban development, risk management and contracting, healthcare, real estate and housing, mobility and infrastructure, security, water, energy, and education.

Next year Twynstra Gudde will move to ‘De Nieuwe Stad’. Twynstra chooses for a new innovative working concept. Working spots will be rented as service instead of the renting of a vast amount of square meters. The innovative concept is in accordance to the needs of both small and larger entrepreneurs. Both require more flexibility, sustainability and connectivity. We want to connect us to a place, to the inhabitants and entrepreneurs in the area. How can we use the building and location most optimal to create more dynamic in the organization, to support internal corporation, and to stimulate synergy? Taking the questions of today’s office taking our own office as reference project. Will you work together with us on a case reflecting both our field of work and the most innovative office of our time? 

Time: 13:30-16:00
Location: Vertigo

Volker Wessels – SDK

Stam + De Koning is a construction company, a subsidiary of VolkerWessels, that mainly operates in the region of Eindhoven. Lees meer
With over a hundred people we realize various projects since 1987 in the field of living, working and care. We do this for municipalities, corporations, healthcare institutions and other clients, often in collaboration with partners. Our projects are challenging, comprehensive and complex.

On the 14th of November you have the opportunity to get a taste of this for yourself. Stam + de Koning will share their knowledge with you during a case in which you can experience the complexity of one of their current projects here in Eindhoven.

Time: 13:30-16:00
Location: Vertigo

Antea Group

From city to land, from water to air; the engineers and consultants of Antea Group have been contributing to our living environment for years.Lees meer

  We design bridges and roads, we realize residential areas and hydraulic structures. However, we are also involved in themes such as environment, safety, asset management and energy. As Antea Group, we also use this expertise worldwide. By combining excellent knowledge and a pragmatic approach, we design solutions in a feasible as well as a realizable way

Integral design is a main theme in the workfield of Antea Group. Antea Group will share this expertise with you during a case on the 14th of November. Are you specializing as an architect, urbanist, engineer, project developer, or in any other discipline within the Built Environment? This case will give insight in how to combine all disciplines in one design or project, it will provide you with direct expertise from the corporate world! 


Time: 13:30-16:00
Location: Vertigo

The Walking Dinner

Another new event on offer this year is the Walking Dinner. It is a way to get in touch with companies in a more casual manner. During the Walking Dinner a small group of students and a company representative will enjoy one of the three courses. Throughout the evening, between the courses, students will change tables in order to get to know the different companies in the tracks. Students have the opportunity to be invited for the 1 on 1 interviews by the representative.

The dinner will take place at Wednesday November 14th 2018 in the Zwarte Doos. The dinner will start at 18.00 until 20.00 after that there will be a drink with the students and participating companies. The participating companies are: ABCnova, ABT, Atriensis, Building Heroes, Ector Hoogstad, Enginear, Hendriks, Turner&Townsend, Twynstra Gudde,  Valstar Simonis and Witteveen+Bos.

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1-on-1 Interviews

Before the career event you have the opportunity to get an 1-0n-1 Interview with the company of your choosing! A lot of companies are interestied in assisting students kick start their carreers and this is a chance to do so. Are you looking for an (graduating) internship or a job, or do you just want to get to know the company better, sign up for those interviews.

The interviews take place on Wednesday November 21st 2018!

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Lunch Lectures

This year also two lunch lectures are added to the program. The companies EGM architecten and Inbo will both do a lunch lecture this year! On Thursday November 15th EGM architecten will take you into the world of Design Tools for the Future. Inbo will talk about the soon to be built Tower K in Eindhoven on Tuesday November 20th.  The lecture provides a basis for discussion, opportunity to ask questions and to cultivate new and fresh ideas.


The Lunch Lectures will take place on Thursday November 15th 2018 and Tuesday November 20th 2018 during the lunchbreak in the Trappenzaal, Vertigo. The speakers and topics will soon be announced!


You can find the Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen in the Vertigo building at the TU/e site. Leaving the station at the North side, the side of the busses, then you will be able to see the big green building with the bright red TU/e letteres on top. The building is also visible on the home page and in the beginning of the aftermovie. This is the building where it all happens. The building can be accessed by the big stairs in the North facade. Thus you have to walk around “de Zwarte Doos” towards the grassfield, then the stairs will be visible. Walking up the stairs and entering the building, you will first walk into the Trappenzaal, which is a lecture room. By the end of the Trappenzaal, up the stairs, there are two double glass doors, leading you into Plaza, where the Career Event will take place. We look forward to seeing you there!

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