dr.ir. L.L. olde Scholtenhuis (Léon)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Léon's research programme (ZoARG | ReDUCE) focuses on inner (smart) city construction, particularly at the available technologies (decision support systems, visualization tools, but also onsite equipment) that facilitate and streamline work along the construction life cycle of urban subsurface utilities. Key words: technology development, implementation & project management


Construction Management
Computer Aided Design
High Pressure Pipelines
Analog To Digital Conversion


olde Scholtenhuis, L. L., & Doree, A. G. (2017). Forget the rules and innovate: contesting a myopic view on the impact of rules on innovation. In ARCOM Thirty-Third Annual Conference 2017: September 4-6, Cambridge: Working Papers (pp. 329-338). ARCOM.
Racz, P., Syfuss, L., Schultz, C., van Buiten, M., olde Scholtenhuis, L. L., Vahdatikhaki, F., & Doree, A. G. (2017). Decision Support for Test Trench Location Selection with 3D Semantic Subsurface Utility Models. In K-Y. Lin, N. El-Gohary, & P. Tang (Eds.), Computing in Civil Engineering 2017: Smart Safety, Sustainability, and Resilience (Vol. 2017, pp. 68-75). Seattle, Washington. DOI: 10.1061/9780784480847
olde Scholtenhuis, L. L., Zlatanova, S., & den Duijn, X. (2017). 3D Approach for Representing Uncertainties of Underground Utility Data. In K-Y. Lin, N. El-Gohary, & P. Tang (Eds.), Computing in Civil Engineering 2017: Information Modeling and Data Analytics (Vol. 2017, pp. 369-376). Seattle, Washington: American Society of Civil Engineers.
Vahdatikhaki, F., Hammad, A., olde Scholtenhuis, L. L., Miller, S. R., & Makarov, D. (2017). Data-Driven Scenario Generation for Enhanced Realism of Equipment Training Simulators. Paper presented at 6th CSCE/CRC International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Entrop, A. G., olde Scholtenhuis, L. L., van der Meer, J. P., Bouwhuis, A., Schoonderbeek, P., & Wolbers, B. (2016). Analyzing the ambitions to develop sustainable stadiums in Brazil and the Netherlands. Journal of civil engineering and architecture research, 3(5), 1435-1446.

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One of the main issues during society’s transition toward smarter cities relates to the maintenance and upkeep of public infrastructure. It becomes more complicated, for example, to add new networks (e.g. fiber optics, smart grids, submerged waste transport etc.) and maintain existing buried utilities. Besides the physical limitations, information uncertainty (inaccurate or incomplete maps) and coordination issues caused by privatization make add more complexity to execution of inner city streetworks. The ZoARG | ReDUCE research programme that I lead aims to study and improve the existing situation by. Key research activities are centered on information, coordination and supporting technologies. Currently, we have a growing research and industry consortium that collaboratively:

  • Identifies how subsurface information can be effectively modelled to support life cycle decisions;
  • Further develops and implements subsurface mapping technologies, practices, and codes;
  • Implements detection and information solutions in practice to iteratively improve the tools, engage practice in advancing the field of smart inner city engineering, and develop new education curricula for inner city engineering.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room Z233
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  Z233
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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