The BEMNext lab is a (virtual) lab at Delft University of Technology, the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the Department of Building and Structural Engineering. BEMNext stands for the next generation of Built Environment Modelling (BEM). Built Environment Modelling deals with all forms of computation, modelling, analysis, simulation, optimisation of the built environment in its broadest form during the entire lifecycle. We would like to come to integrated systems for the complete lifecycle of objects in the built environment. Key for us is that they will serve the user’s processes in the best way possible. More information about the vision, the four key research areas and the roadmap of the lab can be found in the BEMNext prospectus.
Jeroen Coenders (1978) graduated from Delft University of Technology with honours in 2004 on Form Finding and Structural Optimisation. In 2011 he finalised his PhD research project on a next generation of structural design tools and developed NetworkedDesign. At the Faculty of Civil Engineering he co-founded and headed the Structural Design lab and BEMNext Lab, which served over 40 graduate students in the past five years.
After his graduation Jeroen joined Arup as a structural engineer. In his period with Arup he founded the computation team in Amsterdam and coordinated Virtual Design in Europe. Jeroen was involved in many large projects (such as the Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower) for which he developed many tools and worked as project manager.
In 2013 he founded White Lioness technologies together with Anke Rolvink. To develop new software applications for designing, engineering and manufacturing industries.
Read Jeroens' publications on: TU Delft Research Gate Google Scholar
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