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Zorgvuldige Ondergrondse Aanleg en Reductie Graafschade



The explanations, ideas and knowledge that has been aquired in the field of underground infrastructure, excavation damage and careful construction is shared within a number of forums. On this page an overview of the activities of ReDUCE on several events. The presentations of these events can be requested from Léon olde Scholtenhuis.

Digitize the fragmented utility sector?!

Siers groep - Juli 5, 2019 - Link to about this talk

In-company presentation on research progress and innovation the utility sector. 50-60 audience consisting of engineers, work planners and operators.

For us nothing changes

Cooperation organization Vocational education and Business (SBB) - April 17, 2018 - Link to about this talk

About the SOMA-UTwente - Living Lab initiative. Co-presentation with Herman Meppelink.

Second ZoARG|ReDUCE symposium

On October 19, 2017, the second ReDUCE symposium was held on the campus of the University of Twente, in building The Gallery. ReDUCE started in November 2014 with a kick-off meeting. The second ReDUCE symposium looked back and looked ahead.

After a word of welcome from ReDUCE program leader Léon olde Scholtenhuis (UTwente), guests invited Wido van de Mast (VW Telecom), Elmer Wiemer (KPN), Mirjam Bult (UTwente), and Gert Oosting (Municipality of Amsterdam). Discussion leaders Thera van Steveninck and Tim Koorn discussed with them the growing social dependence on utility infrastructure, the need for continuous connectivity and the social pressure to avoid 'downtimes'. They concluded that the Living Lab ecosystem that the UT Campus offers provides an opportunity for development, cross-pollination and meeting parties from the digging chain. ZoARG has been in this lab for around 3 years. It deals with coordination issues, develops technology and improves education. This makes the sector more professional and more excavation-damage free. The table guests take the first step towards a more substantial ZoARG program by signing the ZoARG declaration of intent (see image).

Seven workshops were given in the afternoon. The workshops dealt with current projects and initiatives within ZoARG.

The day ended in the Design Lab. Symposium participants had a chat, signed the letter of intent and discussed the infographics of current projects.

We thank all participants for their constructive contribution and support for a more substantial and coordinated ZoARG initiative. The presentations can be requested from Léon olde Scholtenhuis.