Technisch adviseur voor aardbevingsbestendig  versterking van woningen, hernieuwbare energie en thermische isolatie, biogas, WASH en verbeterde hout kachels.

Technical Advisor on earthquake resistant house construction and retrofitting, renewable energy and thermal insulation, WASH, biogas and ICS.

Recent: Senior project ingenieur bouwkundig versterken bij NAM, Assen, voor de geinduceerde aardbevingen en ontwikkelling training materiaal.

* Some former projects: consultancy on Nepal post earthquake reconstruction programme and livelihood, Tsumnami reconsruction programme in Sri lanka and Indonesie, WASH project in Tamil Nadu, biogas projects in Nepal, Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) and thermal insulation in Pakistan and Tajikistan Himalayas.

Document about Client Focussed Product Development (CFPD), with detailed explanation of the process of product development for the improvement of livelyhood of people in high altitude housing of the Himalayas.  CFPD, September 2011, 2.23 MB, 31 pages.

Development of training material and training modules as part of business development.
Curriculum Development, Framework or outline for vocational training modules. Including objectives, training topics, learning aims, content of course, logic framework and the lesson plan. October 2011, 830 kB, 17 pages.

Woonhuiskostenmeter.  Zelf snel de mogelijke woonkosten inschatten door het invullen en bijwerken van deze Excel tabel.  Woning grootte en aantal bewoners, energie label, schilderwerk binnen en buiten, plat dak onderhoud, etc.

Document on training for marketing for house improvements for small entrepreneurs.
Marketing for House Improvements (April 2012) 27 pages, 2MB

NIEUW 2015

Basis Regels voor Seismisch en Bouwen en Versterken. 13 pagina's. 2,9 MB
Op basis van het verkeersborden principe en pictogrammen.
Eenvoudige regels van wat wel en wat niet goed is in een aardbevingsgebied.
Van toepassing op de Nederlandse woningbouw en de geinduceerde aardbevingen vanwege de gaswinning in de provincie Groningen.

Conditions and Prerequisites for Base Bsolation for Buildings in Groningen, 19 pag. 3,2MB
An analysis about the most suitable type of base isolation, given the characteristics of the induced earthquakes and the lightweight unreinforced brick houses in the province. Two technical designs are presented with the possibilities for building in existing houses.

General Rules for Seismic Strengthenin of Buildings. 22 pag. 5.3 MB
Based on the idea of traffic signs, the most relevant issues of earthquake resistant constructions are depicted with DO-NOT-DO  and DO-THIS  signs and explained. 

Uitleg van de meest gebruikte termen bij de Groningse geinduceerde aardbevingen.


email adres: sjoerd[at]nienhuys-dot-info

Thermal insulation for traditional/new houses in the Himalayas
The best method to reduce energy needs, save time, better health and reduce the recurrent costs for these aspects.
Improved cooking methods are part of the training.

Post-disaster reconstruction:

Participatory human settlement and infrastructure development:

Earthquake analysis and housing reconstruction in Ecuador, Honduras, Yemen, Pakistan (Kashmir), Tajikistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

In Banda Aceh 2006 a number of tsunami reconstruction projects were visited and evaluated. Although most new building was of good standards, some common errors in reinforced concrete design were detected.

Technical Advice Reinforced concrete Construction Aceh (2007), 2.6 MB, 30 pg.

Developed UNCHS-Habitat training programme in Zambia for settlement officers. Housing projects in Kenya, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Peru and Venezuela.

Training staff on communication, technology on infrastructure, water and eco sanitation solutions.

Technical advice on programme management and implementation with community participation and livelihood development. Kenya, Zambia, Nepal, Colombia, Peru, Honduras, Pakistan Tajikistan, Mozambique, Ecuador and Cameroun.

Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE):

Product development and testing through: Rapid Market Appraisal, vocational training, and Entrepreneur Exchange Visits in Bolivia, Ghana, Benin, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Entrepreneur Exchange Training Visits gives detailed information how best to do training of adult but new entrepreneurs through aprentenship with skilled and experienced entrepreneurs. Manual Entrepreneur Host Taining Visits. 1.8 MB, 30 pages.

Livelihood development, income generation and poverty alleviation in rural and urban environment.

Renewable energy solutions:

Small-scale farm-based biogas reactors, small scale urban  LLUBR (Low Leakage Urban Biogas Reactor) and CDM development, improved water mills (IWM), solar water heaters (SWH), PV and Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) design and local manufacture.

Thin thermal insulation and use of passive solar energy or shading for housing.   Senegal, Ecuador, Zambia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

During the massive reconstruction programme many designs were created, but also some common mistakes realised in reinforced concrete constuction. Read more in paper.
The building team with international and national staff.