Expert on geo-engineering for infrastructure on soft soil
Arjan specializes in design, construction and maintenance of (rail)roads on soft soil, life cycle costing and sustainability. Past activities comprise development and validation of design methods for ground improvement, field-testing of innovative construction methods and waste materials, development of contract specifications, consultancy, construction supervision and maintenance planning in the fields of geotechnics, drainage and concrete pavements. Arjan developed the decision support model MRoad for the design of highways on the basis of whole life costs. At the moment, he leads the project Reliable Subsurface Modelling to integrate geotechnical, geological and geophysical knowledge into a subsurface model suitable for geotechnical design. As member of the Deltares Eco-Dynamic Design team he creates added value in infrastructure projects by applying eco-engineering solutions.
Arjan has been chairman of many national working groups for development of guidelines for construction on soft soil, and secretary of The Netherlands Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. He is member of the CEN Technical Committee 396 on Earthworks and registered evaluator for the European Commission Research Programs. He published over 40 scientific publications, many reports and presented many lectures. As academic visitor he is teaching at the Geo-Engineering Section of Delft Technical University.
|2009 – present||Deltares||Expert consultant|
|2003 – present||TU Delft||Academic visitor Engineering Geology|
|2006 – 2008||Deltares||Senior consultant|
|1996 – 2006||Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Road and Hydraulic Engineering Division||Product Group Manager geotechnics and sub-bases, Specialist for concrete pavements, Geotechnical Specialist|
|1987 – 1996||GeoDelft||Product Line Manager research, Project consultant|
Roads for today, adapted for tomorrow (ROADAPT)
The Netherlands, 2012 – 2014
Work package coordinator and consultant
Reliable Subsurface Modelling
The Netherlands, 2010 – present
Investigation of the blue spots in the Netherlands National Highway Network
The Netherlands, 2011 – 2012
Consultant and reviewer
Eco-engineering design of widening of Dutch national highways A27-A1
The Netherlands, 2012
Project manager and consultant
Quality assurance of asphalt aggregate for porous pavements
Incentives for introduction of Cradle-to-Cradle solutions in projects of the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
The Netherlands, 2011
Development of the decision support model MRoad for design of highways on soft soil
The Netherlands, 2006 – 2009
Project manager and consultant
FEHRL ‘European Long Life Pavements Group’ (ELLPAG)
EU, 2004 – 2006
Preparation and construction supervision of the Design, Build & Maintenance contract for highway N11 Alphen a/d Rijn -Bodegraven
The Netherlands, 1998 – 2003
Assessment and field testing of natural materials and waste products for use in road constructions
The Netherlands, 1986 – 1992
Towards Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation of Road Infrastructure facing Flooding
With L.H. Koetsier, A.M. Leicher, M.B.G. Ketelaars, T.H. Heikoop, V.D.P. Tri, D.D.A. Tuan
Proceedings International Water Week, Amsterdam
Building with the Subsurface’ for realizing cost-efficient infrastructure
With Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris
The road towards sustainable infrastructure – a review of Dutch experiences with including sustainability aspects in design & build contracts
With M.B.G. Ketelaars en M.A. Altamirano
Proceedings 24th World Road Congress, PIARC, Mexico City
Life cycle cost optimisation of bridge approach constructions in local and national roads in the Netherlands
With E. Kwast
Proceedings EPS 2011, Oslo.
Flood resilient construction for sustainable urban development
With J. Kortman en M. Spetter
Land+Water Special Edition Site Conditioning for Urban Development, pp. 72-74.
Total engineering geology approach applied to motorway construction and widening in the Netherlands
With D.J.M. Ngan-Tillard en E.C. Slob
Engineering Geology, Volume 114, Issues 3-4, pp. 164-180
Controlling the subsoil related performance of Dutch highways
With C. Zwanenburg and J.H. Beukema
Proceedings of the 23rd World Road Congress, PIARC, Paris.
Integral design of motorways on soft soil on the basis of whole life costs
With U. Förster and R.H. Hooimeijer
Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Osaka.
Transportation infrastructure in urban areas
Co-report 13th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Prague.
Design, construction and lifetime behaviour of a highway widening on stone column improved ground
Proceedings International Symposium on Problematic Soils, Sendai
Calcium carbonate cementation of sand: a method for producing artificially cemented samples for geotechnical testing and a comparison with natural cementation processes
With N. Molenaar
Engineering Geology, Volume 35, Issues 1–2, pp.103–122.
Sampling and testing in boreholes
Panel report, Proceedings 6th International Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Amsterdam.
Classification of Dutch peats
With E.J. den Haan
Proceedings 6th International Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Amsterdam.
|2010 – present||Member||Working Group 1 of CEN/TC 396 Earthworks / Dutch mirror group for CEN/TC 396.|
|1995 – present||Member||International Society on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)|
|1983 – present||Member||International Association for Engineering Geology (IAEG)|
|1995 – present||Member||Royal Dutch Institute of Engineering (KIVI-NIRIA)|
|1995 – 2001||Secretary||Dutch national group of the International Society on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE-NL)|
|1990 – 1995||Treasurer||Dutch national group of the International Association for Engineering Geology (IAEG-NL)|