EYE@Eindhoven 2019

Shaping Future Society


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EYE welcomes you in the Netherlands!

Mark your agenda, EYE@Eindhoven19 is coming up! We look forward to welcoming you to Eindhoven, the Netherlands, from 10-12 May 2019 for the 25th anniversary of EYE. Eindhoven is a city in the south of the Netherlands. Known for being a technology and design hub, Eindhoven is the perfect spot for another great edition of a European Young Engineers conference.

To give you the opportunity to get to know typical Dutch engineering we provide you with 3 tracks for this conference.



Eindhoven



10. – 12. May 2019


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What will a truck in 2050 look like? What features will it have?
Get a sneak peak of the automotive future with our automotive track!

Dutch people have water in their genes, being their friend and foe.
Learn more about this special relationship and the dutch art of water management.

High tech made in the Netherlands –  high  complexity  systems  that  achieve  high  end  performance.
Sign up for the high tech track to learn more!
  • The City
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  • Sponsors
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Find out more about Eindhoven on www.thisiseindhoven.com and learn about the variety of activities this city has to offer.

Automotive

Water management

High Tech

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Over 200 trucks per day are manufactured in Eindhoven, the Netherlands has a strong innovative automotive industry. For this track the exploration day will be held at the headquarters and main production plant of DAF Trucks! This central question for this track will be, the truck of 2050. How will it look like? What features will it have? How will it impact our society?

Dutch people have water in their genes, being their friend and foe. Having three major rivers (the Rhine, the Meuse and the Scheldt) running through our country and relatively long coastline (Wadden sea/North Sea) the Netherlands is connected to water everywhere you look. Due to this landscape the Dutch are well know for our water management skills. Some of the world’s best engineering firms in the field of dredging, land reclamation, coastal engineering and other water technology areas can be found in the Netherlands. For the exploration day one of these leading companies will be visited.

It is remarkable that Dutch companies past years have been able to compete globally in manufacturing despite high costs due to extensive regulations, labour and facilities. One of the reasons why can be found in high tech industry around Eindhoven. To differentiate on the global market manufacturing companies have focused on the volatile development and flexible production of high complexity systems that achieve high end performance. Thanks to an ecosystem raised on the foundations of the former Philips imperium tremendous economic growth has taken place and is still going strong. Subscribe to the High Tech track to find out all about it!

The preliminary agenda below will give you an overview of the planned activities. It is subject to frequent changes while we confirm specific workshops and speakers.

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Friday – Exploration Day

“Explore society shaping industries, improve your knowledge”

  • Registration
  • Track excursions
  • Onsite sessions
  • Get-together drinks

Saturday – Development Day

“Think about the future society, improve your skills”

  • Opening ceremony
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Young KIVI meetup
  • Council Meeting
  • Gala Dinner

Sunday – Cultural Day

“Enjoy society of today”

  • Closing Ceremony
  • Optional: Cultural programme
  • Optional: Work groups

Premium package

  • conference participation
  • track excursions transportation
  • lunch during the conference days
  • Gala Dinner on Saturday
  • 2 hotel nights (shared room, incl. Breakfast)

Regular price Premium Ticket

member: 199€ (*)

no member: 249€ (**)

Basic package

  • conference participation
  • track excursions transportation
  • lunch during the conference days
  • Gala Dinner on Saturday


Regular price Basic Ticket

member: 125€ (*)

no member: 175€ (**)


* Member of the EYE member organizations. An extensive list can be found here. Proof of membership will be required.

** No member of any EYE member organization or EYE itself. Contact your national engineering association to become a member!

Venue

AG  Zaalverhuur Eindhoven

Parklaan 93

5613 BC Eindhoven

Netherlands

www.ag-zaalverhuur.nl


Hotel

Holiday Inn Eindhoven

Veldmaarschalk Montgomerylaan 1

5612 BA Eindhoven

Netherlands

www.holidayinn.com

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Arrival by plane

Within central Europe you can comfortably travel to Eindhoven by train.

If your home country is further away, you can fly to one of the shown airports by plane and take the train to Eindhoven.

The following train connections are available:

Schiphol Airport (Netherlands) – Eindhoven: ~ 1h 30 min

Dusseldorf Airport (Germany) – Eindhoven: ~ 2h

Brussels Airport (Belgium) – Eindhoven: ~ 2h

Tickets can be purchased on the homepage of the Dutch or German Railways.
Another possibility to travel to Eindhoven is to get on a coach like Flixbus.

The conference EYE@Eindhoven 2019 still has to announce the sponsors.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Event please get in touch with the conference organisers.

Karsten Hoekzema

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Toon Lamers

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Leon Jetten

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Merlijn Chardon

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Jorrit de Vries

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Chris Waters

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Frederik Schulze Spüntrup

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Victoria Fiebach

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The EYE@Eindhoven 2019 conference is organized by the Young KIVI Engineers and the Task Force of the European Young Engineers. It is financed entirely via the non-profit organisation European Young Engineers MTÜ (registered in Estonia). The program of the conference is subject to changes. In case of unforeseen circumstances (breach of sponsorship contracts or insufficient registrations) will be canceled and the ticket fee will be refunded (reduced by the transaction costs).

Transparent concrete in modern construction

By Anđela Bogdan, MSc.CE  (EYE-HR)

In 2001 Áron Losonczi – back then a 24 year old student – had the striking idea to make concrete blocks look a bit nicer and visually appealing by mixing concrete with optical glass fibers, and the result was Light Transmitting Concrete. In the following two years he had developed a manufacturing technology supported by engineers from the Budapest University of Technology to transform his prototype into a marketable product that can be produced in bigger quantities. In 2003 his invention – LiTraCon– was presented at several exhibitions and given the huge public interest it was obvious that Áron’s solution will be sought after. Driven by the excellent feedback from industry experts he has patented the product and in 2004 founded his company in Csongrád, Hungary to manufacture and market LiTraCon solutions and products worldwide.

Source: https://www.lucem.com/de/referenzen/lucem-exterieur/

Translucent concrete (also: LiTraCon = light-transmitting concrete) is a conrete based building material with light-transmissive properties due to embedded light optical elements —

usually optical fibers. Light is conducted through the stone from one end to the other. Therefore, the fibers have to go through the whole object. This results in a certain light pattern on the other surface, depending on the fiber structure. Shadows cast onto one side appear as silhouettes through the material.Translucent concrete is used in fine architecture as a facade  material and for cladding of interior walls. Light-transmitting concrete has also been applied to various design products.

Several ways of producing translucent concrete exist. All are based on a fine grain concrete (ca. 96%) and only 4% light conducting elements (optical fibers) that are added during casting process. After setting, the concrete is cut to plates or stones with standard machinery for cutting stone materials.

Translucent concrete has been first mentioned in a 1935 Canadian patent. But since the development of optical glass fibers and polymer based optical fibers the rate of inventions and developments in this field has drastically increased. There have also been inventions that apply this concept to more technical applications like fissure detection.

Translucent facade – AL Aziz Mosque, Abu Dhabi (source: https://www.lucem.com/de/referenzen/lucem-exterieur/).

 

By day, the concrete facade of APG Architecture and Planing Group’s latest project, the Al Aziz Mosque in Abu Dhabi features protruding elements of Arabic script spelling words from the Quran. By night though, the 515 square meterfacade is transformed, as the concrete script lights up in the darkness. The effect is made possible thanks to the translucent concrete paneling system. The translucent concrete used in the facade system works thanks to fiber optics, included as part of the aggregate within the concrete. In this project, LUCEM were able to position these fibers in

accordance with drawings created by the architects and an expert calligrapher. In order to blend with the stone panels used elsewhere on the building’s facade, the concrete used was pigmented to match the stone’s color, and the

panels were sandblasted to give them the correct texture. Though it appears that the facade is lit by light from inside the building, the effect is in fact achieved through a system of LEDs installed within the wall cavity. This required experts to develop a specialized cable system which would allow faulty LEDs to be replaced without removing any of the panels – each of which weighs over 300 kilograms.

 

Source: https://www.lucem.com/de/referenzen/lucem-exterieur/.

The main disadvantage of this interesting material is the price – it’s almost 1300 EUROS per one concrete panel.

The article can also be found in Croatian language. See: www.casopis-gradjevinar.hr/assets/Uploads/JCE-69-2017-4-8-Zanimljivosti.pdf

With picture courtesy to: https://www.lucem.com/de/referenzen/lucem-exterieur/.

About the author

Anđela Bogdan is Master in Civil Engineering, graduated at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University in Zagreb, Croatia. Since 2014, she is an Associate expert at the Croatian Association of Civil Engineers, where she works on the EU project: Continuous Professional Development for Green Building. She is Editor of the scientific/professional journal Gradjevinar. She wrote more than 30 articles about significant and large-scale construction sites and reconstruction/renewal activities. In January 2018, Anđela became a member of EYE Croatia.


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