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BMNED is an independent, European operating engineering company, active in geotechnical and civil constructions; steel-, wood- and concrete constructions; building management and geotechnical field activities.

© 2015 BMNED - Geohydrological consultancy - groundwater extraction and related issuesThe company was established in 1993. Started up by Gilliam de Nijs Sr., the firm was initially a geohydrolic consultanct company. Due to its broad experience, the company soon started to make a name for itself. With an increasing demand for advice on groundwater extraction and related matters, services began to cover a wider range and the number of employees increased rapidly.
For many years now, BMNED does more than support its clients in the terms of groundwater extraction. Currently, the BMNED team daily offers support to its clients in the whole geotechnical spectrum. Whether it concerns a relatively simple shallow foundation or an extremely complex construction of foundations on piles; soil and/or water retaining constructions; quay constructions; settlement analyses; stability studies with regard to temporary or permanent slopes, roads or dikes; BMNED has a team of specialists who can solve any of your problems.

© 2015 BMNED - CPT unitsInitially, BMNED always outsourced soil analysis, which is vital to perform any reliable geotechnical calculations. Now this strategy has been adjusted as well. At the beginning of 2006 the first steps were taken to include this specialist activity in our list of services; BMNED decided to carry out its own cone penetrating tests! Now, several machines are on the road throughout the country on a daily basis as well as a machine/vehicle that is active on the water.

© 2015 BMNED - Steel structure at factory plantDue to the ever increasing demand for a total service package, in 2008 the company acquired SHB Construct. In view of his future retirement, the founder of this company, Mr. Ton Oosthoek, was looking for a way to find continuation of his company. With the acquisition he was able to achieve his goal and BMNED was able to add the disciplines building and constructions to its list of services.

To expand the capacity and the services in the area of pile testing, a partnership with AnkerPaalTestService (Anchor Pile Test Services) was started. Both for BMNED / GSNED as wel as for AnkerPaalTestServices this meant an expansion of services. The joint venture was renamed to All Piles Testing Services. APTS is collaboration between Acécon, IFCO and BMNED / GSNED. Nowadays this joint venture carries out all kinds of tests on foundation piles and anchors using failure tests, eligibility and verification tests, both static as well as dynamic and statnamic.

By combining the expertise and experience of our specialists in a wide range of disciplines all technical, legal and economical aspects of your project can be scrutinised whereupon we can suggest a practical solution!

© 2015 BMNED/GSNED - Static pile test

Currently, the daily management of BMNED is carried out by Mr. De Nijs Sr., assisted by his two sons Gilliam Jr. and Michael; Gilliam Jr. is particularly involved in the studies that need to be carried out and Michael is responsible for all fieldwork activities which are carried out under the trade name of GSNED.

To ensure we will be able to assist you with our knowledge and experience in the future, we are keen to teach and familiarize the next generation about the various aspects of our interesting profession has to offer.

© 2015 BMNED - Training the new generation of engineers


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