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KOers introduces something new to brighten your world. 

Kunnen wij het maken?’, a podcast about the world of building engineering in which our hosts, Tom Diks and Pieter van Loon, discuss hot topics with guests who work in the field of research and commerce. In episodes of approximately one hour, the boys deepen out the world of several topics in the built environment. We start by talking about Industry 4.0 with Theo Salet and get cracked on timber together with Wim de Groot.
With much more to talk about in the coming year, every two weeks from the 17th of December 2020 on, an episode will be posted on Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud. 

If you want to know more about the podcast, then check out the podcasts below or @KOersief on Instagram. On Instagram, we keep you updated on all the coming topics we will talk about. 

Season 2
 #21 • Levensduur van Bruggen - Jeroen Seinen
(NL) Most bridges were built around the 1960s. These bridges are mainly made of steel and are now starting to have a bit of trouble and have a risk of collapse. Therefore we investigate with Jeroen Seinen why these bridges are now getting into trouble 
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 #20 • De lustrum tapes 1 - Joep Huiskamp
(NL) The BE faculty is 55 years old and that is why we go back in time. Together with Joep Huiskamp, we talk about how this faculty was established. Joep knows a lot about how studentlife have changed over the years. We also hear about the art collection that TU/e has built up over the years.
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 #19 • Betonkanorace - Anke & Jeroen
(NL) Concrete is mostly used for buildings, but can concrete be used to build a canoe? Last weekend students from multiple cities raced against in their own concrete canoes. Anke and Jeroen tell us how they experienced the whole process and how they build the canoes.
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 #18 • Bierkrattenbrug: Op de bouwplaats
(NL) Earlier we spoke with Jelle and Laura about the beer crate bridge, now we look at the execution of this record attempt. Last Wednesday visited the constructionsite of the bridge, to see what is involved in making the bridge? Other clips are from May 11, the day of the attempt,
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 #17 • Beton printen de toekomst? - Rob Wolfs
(NL) Printing of concrete structures, it sounds promising. But to what extent is it already used and what is necessary to increase the scale? And relevant  nowadays, how sustainable is 3DCP? In this episode, Rob Wolfs explains everything about 3DCP.
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 #16 • Ontwerpen met AI - Hèrm en Tessa
(NL) This episode we dive into the world of computational design. Hèrm Hofmeyer en Tessa Ezendam are doing research on a tool that simulates the design process. We explore what it takes to design for multiple disciplines and how artificial design can help human designers.
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 #15 • Hoe kunnen we het maken? - Joris
(NL) How can we make it? The construction methods differs from building to building and the construction method influences many factors. We invited Joris Hesselink to talk about the influence of construction methods and the latest developments, based on a few examples.
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 #14 • Bouwen met composiet - Martijn
(NL) The buidling industry is mostly concrete and steel, right? Not if it is up to Fibercore. We spoke with Martijn Veltkamp, who is a specialist in the field of composites. But what is this composite made of, what are the applications and is this the material of the future? 
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 #13 • Eindhoven de hoogste - EHVXL
(NL) The Netherlands is working hard when it comes to high-rise buildings. Eindhoven is certainly no exception. Anyone who follows these developments closely has come to the right place at EHVXL. We invited Sebastiaan and Rutger from EHVXL to learn more about this platform.
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 #12 • Naar digitaal tijdperk - Rudi Roijakkers
(NL)  In the past, manual calculations were enough for the structural engineer. Today, the engineer can choose between many different digital tools. But how do you sta up-to-date? Rudi Roijakkers tries to steer these new developments in the right direction.
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 #11 • Parametrisch ontwerpen - Rick Titulaer
(NL) Parametric design is certainly not new. However, since the rise of Grasshopper, designing building parametric has gained enormous popularity. A real pro in this field is Rick Titulaer. In this episode, Rick talks about his experiences and ideas about this way of designing.
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 #10 • Gridshells - Joey Janssen
(NL)  Large glass facades, roofs, and domes, often called gridshell, are extremely popular. But how do you design it? What are the structural challenges? Are there innovations in the world of gridshells? Together with Joey Janssen we learned a lot about these  masterpieces.
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 #9 • Leren van instortingen - Axel Koper
(NL) Everybody knows Aircrash Investigation, which is very important, since they teach us how to prevent it in the future. This expertise also exists within the built environment, called forensic engineering. We discuss this topic with Axel Koper by explaining the collapse of the AZ stadium roof
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 #8 • Bierkrattenbrug - Jelle & Laura
(NL) In addition to buildings, also bridges can be engineered at the TU/e. Even beer crate bridges. For years there has been a competition to create the largest span. In 2022, Eindhoven will try to break the world record. Jelle and Laura tell us everything about this potential new world record.
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 #7 • How to apply mechanics - Emanuela Bosco
(EN) Which profession can deal with both sewer pipes and art paintings, such as the Night Watch? Structural engineers! Together with Emanuela Bosco we spoke about the about the mathematical world of forces and equilibrium.
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 #6 • Team Virtue - Bowie & Pim
(NL) Did you know about the solar challenge for a house? Student team VIRTUe designed and built their interpretation of a sustainable and flexible home for the Solar Decathlon Challenge. In this episode, Bowie and Pim explain everything about the design.
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 #5 • Bouwen met Staal - Frank Maatjes
(NL) Concrete and timber are often discussed materials in this podcast, but steel might be just as interesting! So we spoke with the director of Bouwen met Staal, Frank Maatje. We talk about current trends in the field and discuss the environmental impact of steel and how it can be reduced.
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 #4 • Biobased bouwen - Pablo van der Lugt
(NL)  In a sustainable world, renewable raw materials will be more and more important. When thinking of timber, many people  think of tree houses or chairs made of bamboo. However, these biobased materials have much more to offer, as we discussed with Pablo van der Lugt.
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 #3 • Wind rondom gebouwen - Bert Blocken
(NL)  Wind, you don't see it but you clearly feel it. Buildings can lead to strong winds on the street. How do you prevent streets from becoming uncomfortable? Bert Blocken is a real authority in the field of wind engineering so in this  this episode we talk with Bert about wind in the built environment.
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 #2 • Ontwerpen over de grens - Dirk R. Visser
(NL) Structural engineering does not only happen in the Netherlands. What defines the Dutch construction culture and what are the differences in construction education per country? We asked these and many other questions to Dirk Rinze Visser from  Happold.
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 #1 • Ontwerpen met Brand - Harm Leenders
(NL) Safety comes first, also with buildings. But how do you ensure that a building is fireproof? We ask these and other burning questions to Harm Leenders, who deals with fire safety in construction every day.
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Season 1
 #16C • Na de Studie - Monique & Thomas
(NL) We end with a special in which we always speak to two people who graduated less than 2 years ago. We see where students can end up and how they experience it. In this episode, the guests are Monique Morren and Thomas Dam.
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 #16B • Na de Studie - Lieneke & Thijs
(NL) We end with a special in which we always speak to two people who graduated less than 2 years ago. We see where students can end up and how they experience it. In this episode, the guests are Lieneke van der Molen and Thijs de Goede.
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 #16A • Na de Studie - Britt & Tim 
(NL) We end with a special in which we always speak to two people who graduated less than 2 years ago. We see where students can end up and how they experience it. In this episode, the guests are Britt Cordewener and Tim Schellekens.
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 #15 • Integraal ontwerpen - Luuk Janssen
(NL) When you think of designing, you think of architects. But designing can be done in different ways, for example structural design and integral design. In this episode we talk to Luuk Janssen, director of a consultancy, about integral design in the built environment.
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 #14 • Seismisch Ontwerpen - Gosse Slager
(NL) As structural engineers, we work almost every day with static loads. Seismic loading caused by earthquakes is a whole different story. Gosse Slager, who lives in Groningen, tells us more about this.
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 #13 • Constructief glas - Chris Noteboom
(NL) Every building uses glass, but structural glass is a lot rarer. Chris Noteboom is specialized in this special transparent material. Can we make it with glass?
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 #12 • Ondernemen in de Bouw - Gijs Schalkwijk
(NL) Entrepreneurship may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about structural engineers. Gijs Schalkwijk founded the company B-invented together with a fellow student. But how do you set up such a company?
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 #11 • Design & Execution - Pierre Hendrikx
(NL) The name of the podcast certainly applies to this episode. Pierre Hendrikx tells us about all kinds of things that structural engineers can expect that you hardly come across in the study. This time practice comes to visit theory.
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 #10 • Innoveren & Samenwerken - Dorien Staal
(NL) Innovation in sustainability and automation. 'Voorbij Prefab' does both of these. Director Dorien Staal talks about what kind of corporate culture makes steps like these possible in the building sector. 
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 #9 • Innovatief Ontwerpen - Faas Moonen
(NL) Concrete, Steel, Mechanics, and Innovative Design. The latter of these four chairs within the SED Master is discussed with Associate Professor Faas Moonen. He shares interesting stories about his experiences at Philips and recent projects where sustainability is a recurring subject.
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 #8 • Duurzaam bouwen - Mantijn van Leeuwen
(NL) A world without the transition to sustainability can hardly be imagined, also within the building sector. What exactly is sustainable building? What do terms like LCA, EPD, MPG, and NMD mean? Mantijn van Leeuwen, director of Nibe, explains. 
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 #7 • Betonakkoord - J. Cramer & H. Wapperom
(NL) The Betonakkoord will aid the transition to sustainablility with the entire concrete sector. Former minister Jacqueline Cramer and Henk Wapperom of the concrete association talk about this agreement.
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 #6 • Robots in de bouw - Arjen Deetman
(NL) "Can we make it?" is also the primary question for this episode. The execution process of buildings is changing. Arjen Deetman explains this through the role of robots in construction.
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 #5 • Gem Tower - Floor and Patrick
(NL) Behind the beautiful world of festivals, many opportunities exist for renewable energy. Floor and Patrick designed the mobile GEM tower, which generates sustainable power from wind and solar energy.
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 #4 • Modulair Bouwen - Arjan Habraken
(NL) An important subject within sustainable building is modular building. With Arjan Habraken, who has a company specialized in this topic, we discuss this and much more.
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 #3 • Toekomst in de Bouw - Derk Bos
(NL) The construction industry struggles to succeed with efficiency. We discuss with Derk Bos what the future of construction could look like. We also talk about his research and much more!
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 #2 • Bouwen in Hout - Wim de Groot
(NL) How does timber compare to other building materials? Is timber the future? What is the state of the industry and education? With Wim de Groot, we dive into the world of timber.
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 #1 • Industry 4.0 - Theo Salet
(NL) Episode 1 of "Kunnen we het maken?". Tom and Pieter have a conversation with Theo Salet about Industry 4.0 and all that that entails.
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 #0 • Introductie
(NL) A short introduction of the "Kunnen we het maken?" hosts. Tom and Pieter introduce themselves, and talk about their interest in the built environment and how the podcast began.
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