Annual Report 2015

Creators of value

We aim to be creators of value for our clients. In 2015 we created value by applying the latest insights into clever, energy-efficient and architecture-integrated design to newly developed office buildings - among which the most sustainable and the best tall building in the world.

We created value in terms of reliability and efficiency in data centres for corporations whose entire business is built around them - including some of the largest mega data centres in the world. And we created value in airports and hospitals by forward-thinking as we developed novel concepts together with our clients, founded on our thorough understanding of the underlying technological possibilities and limitations. This technical expertise base was strengthened further in 2015. Our increasing number of global clients benefited from the increasing international collaboration and exchange within the firm. As a specialised engineering firm we also create value for our clients through solid partnerships with the most dependable, capable specialist firms in the expertise areas adjacent to ours - architects, structural engineers, software developers and others.

Jan Karel Mak
Chief Executive Officer

Key Figures

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"Helping staff members to develop their soft skills"

Richard de Bruin
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"Improving the position of women in Spanish real estate"

Lola Ripollés Aguilar
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"Thinking innovatively to save time and money"

Shaun Barnes
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Our strategy

We pursue the following three strategic goals:

  • 1To build globally consistent and superior quality in the services we provide in our International Practices; Airports, Clean Technology, Data Centres and Real Estate.
  • 2To develop a comprehensive service portfolio in our European offices.
  • 3To establish a solid presence in key markets beyond Europe: the United States, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates.
Creator of value

"Controlling the climate of aircrafts in the hottest regions on Earth"

Robert Geurts
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"Creating a data centre that is 25% more cost effective"

Jurjen Ophuis
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"Providing a client with a full engineering services package"

Xavier Zanon
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Markets and Clients

Besides our designs for new buildings and urban infrastructures, Deerns also works in the redevelopment, renovation and upgrading of existing infrastructure. We operate in the commercial and public Real Estate markets, Cultural and Sports facilities, Health Care, Clean Technology, Data Centre and Airport markets. We create flexible, technically advanced concepts for our clients that are adaptable to changing needs. We design concepts that, time and again, achieve the optimal balance between user needs, a minimal ecological footprint, and investment and operating costs.

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Creator of value

"Providing better services at a lower cost with Lean"

Peter Bouma
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"Designing systems for a near zero-energy building"

Maren Paschant
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"Creating value is also making a client happy with an unexpected efficient solution"

Gilbert de Nijs
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