Peutz is a group of independent consultants specialised in a wide range of fields related to the design and building of any type of architectural or industrial development. Specialities range from acoustics, building physics and physics of urban design, noise control, and environmental technology to fire safety, sustainability and the optimisation of working conditions. The Peutz Group is based in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, and has about 200 employees.
The solid reputation of Peutz is based on the quality of its consultancy work, with the use of advanced measuring and computing techniques and the availability of its own laboratories. Peutz’ main clients are found in various industries, government agencies, and institutions in the cultural, health care and the education sectors.
Peutz operates laboratories for acoustics, building physics, wind technology and fire safety. These laboratories are used for specific project-related research as well as fundamental research studies. Moreover the laboratories are accredited for various standardised measurements. Customised solutions are created by linking laboratory research, field measurements, numerical simulations and expert knowledge. From the simple but efficient to the distinctive, daring and innovative.
The group was founded in 1954 and has existed since 1963 as a private company. The board is formed by dr.ir. M.L.S. Vercammen, ir. J.F.W. Koopmans, ir. C.I. Esmeijer, ir. J.A. Eijsackers and ing. D.J. den Boer. The group consists of five firms with a total of 11 branches.
Through participation in national and international scientific symposia Peutz contributes to the development of the fields and increases its own knowledge. Also participating in courses and the provision of internships is seen as a social responsibility. However, advising clients in a practical way remains the core business: the (internal) exchange of experiences in this work functions as cross-pollination between the departments in which the consultancy is organized.