Nijmegen Municipal Authority accelerates the testing process for a new city bridge
Nijmegen urgently needed a second bridge over the River Waal. The new city bridge must provide for better access and improve air quality in and around the city. Bouwcombinatie Stadsbrug Nijmegen (BSN), consisting of BAM Civiel and Max Bögl Nederland, is providing the design, construction and 25 years of maintenance for the ‘De Oversteek’ City Bridge. The municipal authority uses Relatics to support the contract management for this complex contract.
In the run-up to the award of the contract, the municipal authority faced a number of matters that it wanted to organise well during the preparation of the realisation phase. Bas Heijnen, test coordinator/auditor at the ‘De Oversteek’ City Bridge Project Organisation of Nijmegen municipal authority explains: ‘This is a big project with many information flows; internal, between the client and the supplier, and to third parties. In order to monitor correct execution of the contract, we have to save, manage and access all this information reliably, effectively and transparently. Insight into the complete route and context, from requirements to test results, is then essential.’
Relatics has developed three complete new training courses in recent months. With these courses, we respond to the needs and signals of our users and offer the possibility of making even better use of Relatics.
Firstly, there is now an online version of the basic course. This course is especially for people who do want to follow a training course, but do not have the opportunity to free up three full days for this. All the teaching material has been processed to make it ideally matched to following a training course online. We also offer one-to-one supervision by a permanent trainer to ensure progress and quality. You decide for yourself how you want to divide up the course and fit it into your agenda, and which times of the day or the week suit you best.
INCOSE-NL is organising the first Systems Engineering Experience on Monday, 2 December 2013. A varied programme is offered at the NEMO Science Centre in Amsterdam. Model-Based Systems Engineering, serious gaming, SE for hybrid bicycles, SE and partnership, SE training courses and certificates, sample projects, the new SE guidelines for the gww, a live Marketplace, a tool vendor challenge and keynote speakers Andrew McNaughton and Vincent Kwaks: these are some of the subjects that will make 2 December an SE Experience.
An FD Gazelle for Relatics for the fourth year in succession
Relatics has been named an ‘FD Gazelle’ for the fourth year in succession. This made us one of the 394 fastest-growing companies in the Netherlands in 2013.
The Financieele Dagblad (FD) newspaper is presenting the Gazelle Awards to the fastest-growing companies in the Netherlands for the tenth time this year. All companies that have recorded uninterrupted growth of at least 20% in the past three financial years win an award for their growth performance.
Systems Engineering is of major importance for Solar Team Twente
Solar Team Twente is currently taking part in the World Solar Challenge in Darwin, Australia. This biannual race follows the Stuart Highway, a 3,000 kilometre road from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south. 42 teams from 24 countries are taking part in the race, in three different classes. Solar Team Twente is competing in the Challenger Class, the Formula 1 class for solar cars. The aim is to build a solar car that can complete the 3,000 kilometres as fast as possible.