WE HAVE HAD ELISE BOOMS ON BOARD AT PELECON FOR OVER FOUR YEARS. HAVING JUST GRADUATED FROM THE TU DELFT (CIVIL ENGINEERING WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE IN BUILDING ENGINEERING), ELISE JOINED US IN GOUDA. HER FIRST ASSIGNMENT WAS TO DEVELOP CONSTRUCTION ADVICE FOR A HOUSING PROJECT, AND PRETTY SOON SHE GOT CONCRETEBLOCKENGINEERS (CBE) IN HER PORTFOLIO. “IN THE BEGINNING, I MAINLY MAINTAINED CONTACT WITH CBE’S CLIENTS AND A COLLEAGUE MADE THE STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS; NOW I DO BOTH MYSELF. NICE TO NOTICE THAT AT PELECON I GET EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP MYSELF!”
Elise holds the position of ‘Project Constructor’ at pelecon and makes the structural calculations, especially for housing projects. “I enjoy calculating for new construction and remodeling projects the most! For these projects I also perform the checks of third-party pieces and sometimes I also inspect the reinforcement on site.
THE MOST CHALLENGING PROJECTS
“I am currently working on an apartment complex in Leiden, a project full of difficult issues. It is the first high-rise I am working on. It involves calculations for high wall beams and it’s just a complex building where you have to keep a close eye on how everything fits together. I’m learning a lot from this, because you do have to take different things into account than with ‘standard’ houses.”
“I look with pride at the Ringfazant project in Nieuwegein. This is a new construction project for a residential care facility for 30 clients. In this project there has been clear communication between all parties from the beginning, so the project is running smoothly and we are now working on a beautiful result in execution. I am also proud of the new housing development De Perken in Hoogvliet, Rotterdam. Due to the poor subsoil, the foundation of the houses was quite a challenge. Among other things, we were able to solve this by using coupling piles (to achieve a long pile length) and a beautiful result was achieved.”