Postdoc PDEng

Rovers, Twan

Twan Rovers

Name Ir. T.J.H. (Twan) Rovers
Department Construction Management & Engineering
Room HT-300
Tel. 053-489 3202
Tel. secretary 053-489 4254
Fax 
E-mail 
t.j.h.rovers@utwente.nl
Position PDEng student

Postal address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Department of Construction Management & Engineering
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Education

2016 - current

University of Twente
Faculty: Engineering Technology
Department of Construction Management & Engineering
PDEng student
Topic: “Designing a quality label for insulation services for existing buildings”

2014 - 2016

Luleå University of Technology
Faculty: Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Master: Climate Sensitive Urban Planning and Building
Master’s Thesis: “The Impacts of Urban Heat Islands on Northwestern European Cities: Characterising the heat island intensity based on land use data”

2010 - 2013

University of Twente
Faculty: Engineering Technology
Bachelor: Civil Engineering
Bachelor’s Thesis: “Energiegebruik in het Twentebad”

Employment record

See: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/twan-rovers-0570a795

PDEng Project Description

Almost four million Dutch dwellings have been built before 1975. Buildings constructed in that era typically have not been insulated, as applying thermal insulation to new buildings only gradually became normal practice after the Energy Crisis of 1973. Research has shown that the thermal insulation of the existing building stock possesses a large energy saving potential.

Many small and medium-sized enterprises operate in the market of the thermal insulation of existing buildings. Quality labels have been developed to assess those companies. However, these existing quality labels have a number of shortcomings.

The aim of the PDEng project is therefore to design an improved quality label for insulation services for existing buildings. The project will focus on cavity wall, ground and floor insulation and will primarily target the insulation processes.

Publications

Rovers, T.J.H. & Entrop, A.G. (2014). Energiegebruik van zwemaccommodaties: verbeteringsvoorstellen voor het TwenteBad in Hengelo. VV+, Install Media Uneto-VNI, ISSN 0042-451X, 71(2), p. 42-50