Quiz: Quality always wins!

Snijders Ingenieursgroep organized a quiz for all its engineers.
The construction faults had to be discovered with the help of various photos.
A very educational exercise that tested the knowledge, experience and creativity of the engineers. After an intense “quiz battle”, an expert jury, chaired by Sebastiaan, selected the winners in the various categories.
Both colleagues from Valencia and Veldhoven have won prizes. Congratulations gentlemen and have fun with your prizes!

 

Below on the photo Thijs. The winner in the “sustainability” category.

Mexican lunch for all Snijders colleagues!

To keep up the spirits and reward everyone’s hard work, we had a delicious Mexican lunch with Mariachi music prepared in Valencia and in Veldhoven.

Our office in Valencia enjoyed several individual dishes and in Veldhoven there was a food truck with delicious different types of tacos.

Fortunately, we now see that the number of coronas infected is going in the right direction. The government has started to ‘relax’ the measures. We will have to hold on together, but the end is in sight.

The lunch ensured that we were able to relax and eat with our colleagues in a responsible manner.

Milestone: 1.000th project for Bouwkenners.nl

Bouwkenners.nl is a sister company of Snijders Ingenieursgroep. Individuals, architects and contractors can contact Bouwkenners.nl for the preparation of construction drawings and calculations or assistance with the application for an environmental permit. Online! With a team of experienced and motivated structural engineers and architectural draftsman, Bouwkenners.nl is ready to supervise the project. Bouwkenners.nl wants to make building and renovation easier and more economical. With success, because Bouwkenners.nl has won its 1000th order since it was founded in May 2018!
Due to the continuing growth of requests and orders, Bouwkenners.nl is looking for an architectural draftsman and structural engineer. Are you or do you know someone who enjoys working in an enthusiastic team of construction experts? Do you have an affinity with construction? And enjoys helping our clients on a daily basis? Then take a look at the Bouwkenners.nl website for the complete job vacancy and apply! https://bouwkenners.nl/vacatures/
If you are our new colleague or if we find a suitable candidate with your help, we will reward you with a delicious dinner!

Corona proof dining!

It has been over a year since the Corona crisis hit us as a country. Something that was quite manageable at the beginning of last year, but which is becoming more and more difficult. The Netherlands is ‘Corona tired’, but we have to hold on.
Despite the crisis, our company is doing well and we are very proud of our employees! To reward their efforts, a food truck was “driven in” to have lunch in the afternoon. The employees could choose from delicious food including various wraps, pulled pork sandwiches and fries.
Unfortunately, no team events can take place for the time being. The food truck ensured that we had a delicious meal in a safe and responsible manner!

A new year full of oppurtunities and challenges

A new year full of oppurtunities and challenges.

This year has started well for Snijders Ingenieursgroep. And again we can work on new and challenging projects. Below is an overview of projects on which we have started with the engineering of the prefab concrete elements.

Fibonacci te Amsterdam
In Amsterdam East, the preparations have started for the construction of the residential tower “Fibonacci”. This residential tower, with partly 18, 9 and 5 building layers, containing a total of 243 apartments. The residential building has roof gardens, meeting rooms, bicycle parking and compact parking facilities.

De Hoge Vrijheid te Den Haag
Hoge Vrijheid is a unique project in the Netherlands where, for the first time, it is possible to compose facade and living area yourself in a residential building of 70 meters high. The sensational tower with 132 homes, consisting of apartments and penthouses ranging from 50m2 to more than 130m2 and it will be located in the most beautiful spot on the Petroleumhaven in The Hague. There is either an unobstructed view of the sea or of the inner city skyline.

Het Bosbad te Eindhoven
Bosbad will be realized in the Meerhoven district as part of Bosrijk. Sustainability, spatial quality and high-profile architecture are central here. Living in Bosrijk is special, all projects in this part of the neighborhood are designed as “sculptures in a sculpture garden”, whereby the houses are fitted into the existing landscape as sculptures. The green space around the houses are in fact the garden of the residents.

Nieuw Delft veld 2.2 en 2.4 te Delft
Large townhouses and a small-scale apartment complex are being built on fields 2.2 and 2.4 in Nieuw Delft. These fields are close to the old town and the train station. A unique location in Delft on the Westvest and “De Kolk.

131 Appartementen Silva te Haarlem
131 rental homes are being built in the new development area Schalkwijk-middle. In addition to 2- and 3-room rental apartments, there will also be a bicycle parking, office spaces on the ground floor and an underground parking garage. The area is easily accessible by public transport and is within walking distance of the Schalkwijk shopping center, which will be extensively renovated in the coming years into a modern and attractive city district center.

Innovative Snijders sets an example for businesses in Zeeland

the province Zeeland is currently facing a challenge. There is a big shortage of employees in different work areas. The municipality Hulst has joined forces with different businesses to address this challenge.

From this a collaboration has emerged with Valencia (Spain) where the unemployment is still very high. The collaboration between Valencia and Hulst is focused on sharing each others knowledge and experience regarding the job market. International Job Challenge has brought both municipalities together.

On tuesday August 27th a delegation of businesses from Zeeland and the municipality of Hulst have visited the office in Valencia. During this meeting director Curro Verhagen explained why the choice was made to open a location in Valencia and how Snijders Group has made this happen. There also has been spoken about possibilities to increase the co-operation in the future. The organisation Tragel is going to use this collaboration by recruiting nurses in Valencia through International Job Challange. Tragel considers their new colleagues from Valencia as the new residents of the municipality Hulst.

The meeting has also been valuable for Snijders Engineering Group in making contact with the local governements and in making an appointment for a further acquantance with 17 municipalities and businesses. These contacts are important for Snijders Engineering Group to intensify the contact with the local governement and to reinforce the connection with Valencia.

Snijders takes a chance with Engineers in Spain

The substantial expansion of Snijders Ingenieursgroep has not been unnoticed. Peter Scholtes from the local newspaper in Eindhoven (Eindhovens Dagblad) has approached Snijders for an interview with director Curro Verhagen. The page wide interview focuses mainly on the development of Snijders in Spain.

Curro Verhagen explains that due to the huge shortage in high quality Structural Engineers in The Netherlands Snijders has taken the step to open an office in Spain. The article also illustrates the activities of Snijders as an important and crucial link in (precast)construction and explains the collaboration with Stabiel Management, Bouwkenners.nl and International Job Challenge.

On behalf of Snijders Ingenieursgroep a big thank you to Peter Scholtes and Eindhovens Dagblad for the interest and the nice article!

Read the article here.

Snijders Valencia is bursting at the seams

Alot has happened since the start of Snijders Engineering Group in Valencia a few months ago, in November 2018 the first Revit Modelers have started working in the beautiful office of Regus Valencia. After an intensive training they have been working on various Snijders Ingenieursgroep projects at full throttle these last few months.

The first expansion didn’t take long because a group of Constructive Engineers joined the team in February 2019. They also went through an intensive training and are very busy with all the challenging Snijders projects at this moment.

The Regus office was getting pretty full so a new location had to be sought quickly because the Tekla Modelers starting in March also needed a desk to work at. This new location announced itself at the Parque Tecnológico Valencia, thé business and technology park in Valencia, in the shape of the Wellness office. After a few adjustments the office has been transformed into an open office landscape, fully furnished with new furniture, the newest equipment and of course a nice canteen.

Subsidiary company International Job Challenge is also housed in the same office and together with the new colleagues that are starting in April makes a total count of 20 employees represented in Valencia. All enthusiastic and talented Engineers who will make the Snijders projects a success together with the colleagues in Veldhoven.

So there has been a massive growth in a few months time in Valencia. The new office gives Snijders Engineering Group the possibility to grow even further in the future. This growth will not take too long because a group of new Revit and Tekla Modelers will join the team very soon!

To all the new colleagues a warm welcome to the Snijders group and the best of luck with this new challenge!