Centre Court is the beating heart of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen. The use of Qneqt pluggable connections during the construction resulted in many advantages in terms of installation time. The building was officially opened on 16 November 2016.
Centre Court is a central meeting, teaching and research centre and a joint venture between the Provincial Government of Limburg, DSM Nederland and the University of Maastricht. The building is home to Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs, the University of Maastricht, the DSM Innovation Centre and the campus organisation.
BAM Construction and Technology’s contract
BAM Bouw en Techniek was awarded the integral contract for the numerous disciplines in this project (civil engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering). That made it possible to effectively link these activities to each other. And that was one of the requirements, given the strict rule on the campus that only one implementing party could maintain a complete and up-to-date overview of all the work during the realisation phase.
Pieter Buijs is the BAM Construction and Technology Project Manager for Centre Court: ‘There are many different users, all with their own specific facilities, so it’s a very multifunctional building. Centre Court includes teaching and research spaces, offices, meeting and conference rooms, catering facilities and an auditorium with a control room. So there are lots of users but we’re dealing with one client: Brightlands Chemelot Campus. That makes our work much easier. Huygen Installatie Adviseurs is also closely involved in the project as an independent consultancy firm.’
As Project Engineer, Sander van Biene was responsible for designing the electrical engineering system: ‘Centre Court had to be handed over in phases, with a very tight construction period. We were able to work with a pluggable electrical engineering system, which resulted in many benefits in terms of the installation time. Eleqtron supplied all the necessary Qneqt pluggable connections. Eleqtron also supplied caps for the cable boxes, including chassis parts for the DALI controls. And because these caps were wired and mounted in advance by Eleqtron, it saved us an enormous amount of time. Partly thanks to the great work done by Eleqtron, we were able to hand over Centre Court on schedule and to everybody’s satisfaction.’
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