The story of Richard de Nijs

Sharing knowledge is essential

In my field of geotechnical engineering, Witteveen+Bos is widely recognised for its involvement in high-profile underground infrastructure projects like the North/South metro line in Amsterdam and the Oosterweel Link in Antwerp. Given the massive interests at play, our creative solutions must be subjected to full-scale testing. Thanks to these and other projects, Witteveen+Bos is a leader in knowledge development, and the project teams enable us to build a valuable network of experts. And what’s better than sharing all that knowledge - through articles, graduation projects and my lectureship at Delft University of Technology? In recognition of these efforts, I was awarded the Keverling Buisman Prize 2017 for best article in the professional journal GeoTechniek - the ‘icing on the cake’, so to speak!