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TriAX donates AED to Ons Buiten community garden

The TriAX construction consortium, made up of Besix, Dura Vermeer and Heijmans, received a safety bonus of €2,000 earlier this year. The bonus was awarded by Dura Vermeer, one of the parent organisations of the construction consortium. TriAX received the bonus for its safety successes within the project. Working together with Zuidasdok, modifications were applied during the tender procedure in order to improve traffic situations. The construction consortium has decided to use the money for the benefit of local residents near the interchange.

‘TriAX asked us to come up with ideas of how we could put the bonus to good use’, explains Werner Falke, community engagement manager for the commissioning authority Zuidasdok. ‘A defibrillator seemed an obvious choice because of the safety link. It can save lives if applied quickly. A lot of people spend time in the Ons Buiten community garden in the summer and it is relatively remote. So it seemed an obvious choice for us. We approached the chair of the gardeners’ association and she was delighted with our offer. It turned out that they need a defibrillator in the garden.’

De Nieuwe Meer interchange and Ons Buiten community garden
Kasper Moree and Hanneke Weber

TriAX community engagement manager Kasper Moree presents the AED to Hanneke Weber, chair of the board at Ons Buiten community garden. Weber: ‘We’re delighted to receive this defibrillator. It will help improve safety in our beautiful community garden.’


The reconstruction of the De Nieuwe Meer interchange is part of the Zuidasdok project. Work on it is expected to begin in late 2024, but all kinds of preparations are already happening in the background. For example, we already reported about the various soil surveys and investigations being conducted by TriAX at the interchange, and the plants and shrubs that needed to be removed for this. A key part of these preparations involves building up a relationship with companies, residents and other interested parties around the De Nieuwe Meer interchange.

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