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“Our proven excellence lies in our ability to integrate our sustainable approach into the development of innovative concepts,” explains Olivier Severini, who is Managing Director of the Italian subsidiary. “We implement practical and reliable solutions, which help our clients to achieve a sustainable, healthy and comfortable environment on their building constructions.”

Deerns offers a broad range of consulting services, which relate to the design of mechanical, electrical, public health and special systems, as well as solutions in the areas of sustainability, energy, acoustics, building physics, facade engineering, logistics & mobility, vertical transportation, health & safety, testing & commissioning, and after care services. Since 2014, it has developed a true consulting expertise in Smart Building.

“Building information modelling (BIM) plays a huge role on all our projects,” notes Mr. Severini. “As in many other industries, the partners involved in a construction project can be spread around the world. BIM offers a common platform to coordinate the project and resolve planning and design issues; this avoids conflicts and delays in the construction phase.”

The Italian subsidiary was acquired by the Deerns Group in 2012, and now employs a staff of 55, turning over 5.2 million EUR per year. The group has a long history in the Netherlands dating back to 1928; it began its international expansion in 2003 and now operates 19 offices around Europe, the US, Brazil and the Middle East, employing a total of 550 staff.

The group achieves global revenues of between 50 and 55 million EUR annually. “The Group is organized according to a country model where each National Office is a legal and local entity, responsible for its development strategy and accountable for its financial results. The connection between all the National Offices is made thanks to our International Practices (sector expertise) and Technical Circles (discipline expertise),“ says the Managing Director.

Olivier Severini
We implement practical and reliable solutions, which help our customers to achieve a sustainable, healthy and comfortable environment on their building constructions. Olivier SeveriniManaging Director

“Deerns Italia concentrates on projects in Italy of course, but we are free to undertake projects outside of Italy, from the moment there is no other National Office in that country. We also cooperate with our sister companies on large international projects.”

Deerns Italia boasts an impressive customer base, which includes many different public authorities (mainly in the healthcare and airport sectors), but also a lot of private blue chip clients (real estate, data centers and clean tech sectors). Large general contractors and architects also count among its clients.

Deerns Italia has contributed to a wide range of important and prestigious projects. On the Porta Nuova Varesine requalification project in Milan, the company was involved in the MEP design, energy modelling, LEED and acoustic consulting and vertical transportation.

Deerns Italia also undertook MEP design, LEED consulting, energy modelling and facade engineering for the Unipol SAI insurance company’s new global headquarters in Milan. Its international project portfolio includes for example the MEP design and fire strategy for the new Rabat Airport Terminal in Morocco and the new TEC (Transport Education Centre) Museum in Qatar. With technical specification demands constantly increasing, Deerns looks set to continue adding value in this very important sector of the construction industry.

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