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About U-BASE

United Building and Structural Engineering Association: the link between companies, university and students.

About U-BASE

U-BASE is an abbreviation for “United Building and Structural Engineering Association” and is the student association for master students Building- and Structural Engineering at the Civil Engineering faculty of the Delft University of Technology. U-BASE was established in September 2015 and was the result of a merge between three former MSc study associations, namely: U-dispuut, CST-dispuut and Betondispuut.  

At U-BASE we aim to make your time as an MSc student unforgettable. We are here to bring you in contact with your fellow students, so that studying is easier, but mainly so you will make a whole lot of new friends. Also bringing students and teachers closer together and improving education is one of our goals. And finally bringing students and companies together for future job opportunities is important to us.

We offer our members a wide rang of activities throughout the year. To bring students and companies together we organize excursions, lunch lectures and a yearly recruitment dinner. U-BASE also organised social activities throughout the year, a short U-BASE trip in fall and an international trip during summer break.  

In order to bring students and teachers closer together we organise Coffee and Cake Breaks where they can exchange information about courses, exams, graduation or research. Also course evaluation an improvement is one of our core activities regarding education.  

There are 7 committees students may be a part of: Education Committee, Concrete Canoe Race Committee, Value of Design Symposium Committee, Action Committee, Study Tour Committee, U-Profiel Magazine Committee and Media Committee.  

Our office can be found in the Stevinlab II in the Civil Engineering faculty. Here students can relax between lectures and they can meet up with their fellow students. Upcoming events and company information is also shared here. Our door is always open for students, teachers and companies to pop by for a visit.

Honorary members of U-BASE

Even though U-BASE officially started in 2015, the history of her predecessors goes back for centuries. Over the course of years, multiple people in and around the faculty have helped U-BASE or her predecessors in all kinds of ways, for which we are very thankful. Based on their contributions in the present or the past, the following people have been promoted to Honorary Member of U-BASE:

Ing. A.P. (Arnold) van der Marel
Dr. ir. C. (Cor) van der Veen
Prof. dr. ir. J.C. (Joost) Walraven
Prof. dipl.-ing. J.N.J.A. (Jan) Vamberský
Prof. dr. ir. D.A. (Dick) Hordijk
Prof.ir. R. (Rob) Nijsse

Member of Merit:

J.M. (Marjo) van der Schaaf
J.H. (Anneke) Meijer