Last May, the last group from Valencia had the opportunity to participate on another workvisit to various companies in Veldhoven. It was a fruitful and enlightening experience that allowed us to witness the practical implementation of our projects and gain valuable insights into the construction industry.
On Tuesday afternoon, we had the pleasure of visiting Bestcon, where we were given a comprehensive tour by Jeroen van Helvoirt. It was a fantastic opportunity to see how the elements we had developed were being manufactured. Witnessing the process firsthand was both enjoyable and educational, giving us a deeper appreciation for the practical application of our work.
The following day, we visited Riboton B.V., where we observed the production of various elements that we had contributed to. Sander Boer and Jefrey van Capel graciously provided us with a guided tour and even treated us to a delightful lunch. It was a valuable experience to see our designs taking shape in different forms and gaining a better understanding of the production process.
Our work visit also took us to Amsterdam, where we had the chance to explore the Stepstone and Fibonacci projects, both realized by VORM Holding. We were thrilled to witness our integrated engineering becoming a reality. We extend our gratitude to Bjorn van Dijk, Jeroen Stam, and Corshant Martes for their insightful tour, which further enriched our understanding of the practical implementation of our work.
Verhoeven Timmerfabriek was our next stop on Thursday, where we were astounded by the craftsmanship displayed in the creation of wooden masterpieces. Michiel Hendriks provided us with an informative tour, and we left with a deep admiration for the skill and dedication required to produce such intricate pieces.
Lastly, we had the pleasure of visiting BAM Wonen, located conveniently close to our office. Here, we had the opportunity to witness the beautiful combination of (prefab) concrete and wood in their projects. Pablo Moraes, our colleague from Uruguay shared his impressions, expressing his amazement at the level of planning and organization involved in ensuring smooth and efficient construction processes. He was particularly intrigued by the complexity of the moulds used in the prefabrication process, and the attention to detail required to create them. The visit expanded his knowledge and appreciation for the craftsmanship involved in prefabricated components.
Overall, our work visit was a remarkable experience that allowed us to witness the practical realization of our projects and gain a deeper understanding of the construction industry. We are grateful to all the companies and individuals who generously shared their expertise and provided us with valuable insights. We look forward to implementing this newfound knowledge in our future endeavors.