Safe, healthy and sustainable occupancy of a building takes more than four walls and a roof. Royal HaskoningDHV advises on safe, healthy and sustainable use of both your building and its surroundings.

Have you thought about the escape route in your building in the event of a fire? Are your water supply pipes legionella-free? Do your employees work in an environment that meets all health and safety requirements? These aspects are raised when you need a licence for both new buildings and renovation work. But in occupied buildings too, the 'facilities driver' is responsible for compliance with the environmental regulations concerning the equipment and use of the building. The Environmental Management Act, the Environmental Management Activities Decree, the Housing Act amendments of 1991 and 2014, the Building Decrees of 2012 and 2013 and many specific standards hold owners and occupants, lessees and lessors responsible for the quality of the accommodation in relation to health, safety, fitness for use, energy efficiency and the environment.

Royal HaskoningDHV has in-house experts to offer you professional assistance and advice on every aspect, for virtually every sector. Our expertise:
  • Inspection and evaluation of buildings and plans for buildings in relation to all requirements laid down in the Building Decree and the Environmental Management Act; advice and budgets for adjustment; supervision of implementation if required.
  • Inspection and evaluation of fire safety; drawing up integrated fire safety plans; overseeing implementation if required.
  • Inspection, definition and evaluation of risks on and off roofs; drawing up plans and budgets for protection from falling and lighting security; overseeing implementation if required.
  • Inspection, measurement and evaluation of physical construction aspects of the indoor climate such as acoustics, heating, cooling, ventilation, daylight access and COx detection; preparing advisory reports and improvement plans, supervising implementation if required.
  • Sustainability investigations, measurement and reports aimed at renewable power generation, energy efficiency in buildings and equipment in relation to construction and renovation, management and maintenance, use and behaviour, consumption and contamination, waste management, consumption of materials, insulation, installation settings, energy consumption, water consumption; preparing advisory reports, calculating effects, budgets for plans, offering subsidisation possibilities, drawing up business cases for sustainability; supervising implementation if required.
  • Inspection, definition and evaluation of environmental risks relating to asbestos, soil, drainage, preparing and budgeting risk control plans and water accumulation systems by modifying roofing, paving and sewerage systems and installing rainwater infiltration facilities (gullies), supervising implementation if required.
  • Inspection, definition and analysis of risks relating to legionella; drawing up management plans for priority institutions with measures performed regularly according to plan; setting up and upkeep of log books, providing for water samples to be taken and analysed every six months, reporting breaches of standards in drinking water to the Living Environment and Transport Inspectorate and at the same time taking the correct measures, arranging to inform the inspectorate, the GGD and residents/clients/guests in the event of serious breaches of standards.
  • Location scan to define and evaluate the degree of objective and subjective public security of risk points in (semi) public areas such as open and indoor car parks, bicycle parks, tunnels and stations, preparing advisory reports for improvement of organisational measures and cooperation with and enforcement by competent institutions, attention to and informing risk group, dealing with unintended negligent behaviour and perpetrators with malicious intent, and if necessary, applying physical means such as camera surveillance and barriers.

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Emiel Vestjens

Project Manager Asset Management

Amersfoort, NL

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