prof.dr.ir. A.M. Adriaanse (Arjen)


About Me

Arjen Adriaanse is part-time Professor in Construction Process Integration & ICT at the University of Twente in The Netherlands. He combines this position with his role as Director of Science at TNO Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime. 

Last 20 years Arjen Adriaanse has had several BIM and digital related management positions within the construction industry (e.g., large contractor and large engineering company). He was an active member of several international sector initiatives such as ENCORD and the European ‘5D initiative’. Within the 5D initiative construction companies and software suppliers work together in order to develop the next generation of BIM technology (‘BIM 2.0’).

Arjen Adriaanse holds a PhD from the University of Twente. He has published in journals such as Automation in Construction, Construction Innovation, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, and Journal of Cleaner Production. In addition he is an often asked keynote speaker and conference moderator.


Business & Economics
Construction Industry
Information Modeling
Engineering & Materials Science
Construction Industry
Earth & Environmental Sciences

Ancillary Activities

  • TNO
    Director of Science
  • Building Digitalisation Council (in Dutch: Bouw Digitaliserings Raad; BDR)
  • Foundation 'BIM loket'
  • TKI Bouw en Techniek


A fundamental challenge in the construction industry is bridging the gap between design, realization, operate & maintain and deconstruction & reuse phases. The chair ‘Construction Process Integration & ICT’ addresses this challenge and focuses on more integrated decision making and more integrated ways of working and cooperating along these phases. It addresses the opportunities of increasingly advanced digital and information management solutions to support and boost more integrated practices (e.g., modular concepts, integrated project delivery).

Important areas of interest are organizational and change management aspects (e.g., what are organizational conditions for the successful use of ICT in construction, what are organizational effects, and how can these changes be implemented successfully?).


Jiang, L. , van den Berg, M. C. , Voordijk, H. , & Adriaanse, A. A. (2023). BIM-based circularity assessments across project phases. In 39th Annual ARCOM Conference 2023, Leeds, United Kingdom (pp. 318-327)
Siebelink, S. (2021). Maturities in Building Information Modelling: a multi-level perspective. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553063
Adriaanse, A. M., Bruggeman, E. , & Voordijk, J. T. (2020). Digitale transformatie van het bouwproces en haar juridische en organisatorische aspecten. (Preadviezen voor de Vereniging voor Bouwrecht; No. 48). Vereniging voor Bouwrecht.

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands