AT 23 YEARS OLD, EVELIJN VAN DRIEL IS ONE OF OUR YOUNGEST CONSTRUCTORS / MODELERS. SHE IS ENTHUSIASTIC, CURIOUS AND ABOVE ALL VERY LEARNING. Curious about what EVELIJN finds so inspiring about her work?
From a very young age, Evelijn knew that she wanted to follow a technical training. “During my secondary school years I did an internship with an architect. I found the technical side of the design process particularly interesting, which is why the choice for HBO Bouwkunde was quickly made ”, says Evelijn.
Evelijn already worked at Pelecon during her HBO studies in Architecture. Her third-year internship as well as her graduation internship took place at our office in Gouda. Evelijn continues: “During my graduation research I examined the role of parametric design. Parametric design is a process in which a technical design is created based on data or relationships between parts. I have focused on the role of programming, so automating the calculation and drawing of the construction during a construction job. I have researched several methods that showed that specific software is indispensable. At Pelecon we also use such a method: Revit.”
MY WORK AS A CONSTRUCTOR / MODELER
“In my work as a constructor I make the calculations for, among other things, the profiles, columns, floors and walls that are required for a building. As a modeller, I then completely draw the structures into a 3D model. I always work under the guidance of an experienced constructor / modeller. He gives me the guidelines, a sketch of which profiles, how many columns. It is then up to me to work this out. The best thing is to construct and model for one project ourselves, but we do not do enough for the project. My colleagues may have different or better insights that they use in modeling, which in turn improves the constructive calculation. That’s how we work together at Pelecon as a strong team!”
A SMALL, EXCITING ASSIGNMENT
“What I enjoy most is working on a home. It is often a somewhat smaller, more exciting assignment. A hall or office often comes down to the same thing, a home is never the same! You have other challenges; sometimes it concerns a renovation of which not all details are known! Don’t get it wrong; I love working on a large, imposing hall. But a house is just a bit more tangible than a box of blocks! ”
“At the moment I make the constructive calculations for a large project. A massive building from which I learn a lot. It is challenging, sometimes difficult, but it keeps me on my toes! I can’t give details yet, I’ll share more on this later. It will certainly be one of the projects that I am very proud of afterwards! ”