Program one-day site-visit
Thursday May 30

Morning program

Tour 1: NDSM Kraanbaan
9.00 – 11.30hrs
Address: Kraanbaan 48, Amsterdam

Sweco holds sustainability in the highest regard. One of the most sustainable practices is reusing existing structures. Our structural consultants, frequently evaluate plans involving existing buildings to determine the potential for retaining or reusing as much as possible.

We are excited to invite visitors to our Amsterdam office at Kraanspoor for a morning session. We’ll begin with a tour of the building, a prime example of sustainability where the old Kraanspoor has been transformed into modern office spaces. Although Sweco was not the consultant for this project, they consistently aim to make sustainable choices in the office selections.

Following the tour, the participants will move to the 4th floor, where there will be a presentation how Sweco integrates sustainability into structural designs. Two projects will be highlighted where existing buildings are expanded: one from 1989 in Amsterdam and another from 1975 in Amersfoort. Both projects involved significant challenges for the existing foundations. Insights will be shared into the iterative process between the structural consultants and the geotechnical consultants in assessing the feasibility of reusing these foundations.

Afternoon program

Tour 2: Historical Quay Walls and Bridges in Amsterdam
13.00 – 17.00hrs (start at Sweco, Kraanbaan 48, Amsterdam)


13:00 – 13:30 – Geotechnical assessments Bridges & Quay Walls – Martijn Muller (Fugro)

13:30 – 14:00 – Presentation 2: Foundation assessment of the Westergas Factory – Johan Schuringa & Illona Hartman (Fugro)

14:00 – 14:15 – Coffee- and tea break

14:15 – 14:45 – End program by Sweco / transport to Amsterdam Central Station (walk + ferry)

14:45 – 17:00 – Walking tour to visitor center Bridges and Quay walls, PBK