Sophia group

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Case studies

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  • Energy Performance
  • Environment
  • Technical Design
  • Health & Safety
  • Quantity Survey
  • Facility Management
  • Complex Buildings
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CREDIBE
  • Sector: Bank
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2010 : Project owner representative.

STAM
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2008/2010 : Project management and main contracting Belliard Street 14/18.

DOUWE EGBERTS
  • Sector: Agro-alimentaire
  • City: Grimbergem
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2003/2007 : Project management and main contracting.

POLITIQUE SCIENTIFIQUE FEDERALE
  • Sector: Public
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2010 : Project main contractor.

ROYAL CANIN
  • Sector: Agro-alimentaire
  • City: Brussels & Charleroi
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2006/2008 : Building strategy and main contractor.

OMD
  • Sector: Publicity
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2005 : Architectural design and main contractor.

BLOOMBERG
  • Sector: Audiovisual
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2006 / 2009 : Main contractor.

DEKA
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • City: Bruxelles
  • Country: Belgique

Description:
2007/2010 : Project management and main contracting for the buildings : Cortenberg street, Progrès street, Arts avenue.

SUPERBUILD
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2009 : Main contracting.

CREDIT AGRICOLE INDOSUEZ LUXEMBOURG
  • Sector: Bank
  • City: Luxembourg
  • Country: Grand Duché du Luxembourg

Description:
2000/2006 : Project owner representative and interior design.

KREDIETBANK LUXEMBOURG
  • Sector: Bank
  • City: Luxembourg
  • Country: Grand Duché du Lxembourg

Description:
2006/2007 : Project management and main contracting, architectural design.

BANQUE ET CAISSE D’EPARGNE DE L’ETAT DU LUXEMBOURG
  • Sector: Bank
  • City: Luxembourg
  • Country: Grand Duché du Luxembourg

Description:
1999/2003 : Project owner representative.

SNCB Logistics
  • Sector: Logistics
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Assistance conseil pour le réaménagement des locaux du siège administratif (tour zénith)

INTEGRALE
  • Sector: INSURANCE GROUP
  • City: Nivelles
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
These assignments include the technical architecture and the technical installations. SOPHIA inspects and crosschecks the coherence of the buildings with all documents such as building permit, environmental permit, building plans, risk analysis elevators, technical dossier, AS-BUILT documents relative to the design & construction, energy consumption invoices, guarantees, pending technical liability issues…).

AEW EUROPE
  • Sector: REAL ESTATE
  • City: Brusels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
These assignments include the technical architecture and the technical installations. SOPHIA inspects and crosschecks the coherence of the building Louise with all documents such as building permit, environmental permit, building plans, risk analysis elevators, technical dossier, AS-BUILT documents relative to the design & construction, energy consumption invoices, guarantees, pending technical liability issues.

IBGE / BIM
  • Sector: Public Administration
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
An overall energy audit consists of studying the building in question while taking into account the following aspects : the shell of the building :heating, hot water production, sanitary facilities, air-conditioning, electricity.
The study of the preceding points should lead to the establishment of the most cost-efficient guidelines for improvement from an energy point of view.
The carrying out of an energy audit is an integral part of a policy of rationalisation of use of energy and consequently a greater control of the costs it engenders.

ING REAL ESTATE
  • Sector: Banking
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
An overall energy audit consists of studying the building in question while taking into account the following aspects :
• Building shell, Heating :
Hot water production, sanitary facilities, air-conditioning, electricity.
The study of the preceding points should lead to the establishment of the most cost-efficient guidelines for improvement from an energy point of view. The carrying out of an energy audit is an integral part of a policy of rationalisation of use of energy and consequently a greater control of the costs it engenders.

Louis DEWAELE
  • Sector: Construction
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2009/2010 : EPB project for student multiresidential buildings, appartments ans prisons.

Jacques DELENS
  • Sector: Construction
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2009/2010 : EPB project for student multiresidential buildings, appartments ans prisons.

Sfar
  • Sector: Public
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2009/2010 : Social Housing in Brussels ; EPB projects and passive housing.

MGEN
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Country: France

Description:
Development of a methodology for a consistent audit covering architecture, energy, maintenance and sustainability. The MGEN (Mutuelle Générale de l'Education National) mandated Sophia France to setup an unified approach to assess the overall performances of Healthcare Buildings. The sustainability has been evaluated through HQE (Haute Qualité Environnementale) Exploitation an equivalent tool to Breeam In Use. The conclusions of this project present a ranking of priority actions according to each aspect. But it also provides a rational sustainable plan of actions to achieve sustainable goals as required by HQE or Breeam In Use.

Ville de Liège
  • Sector: Public
  • City: Liège
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
2009/2010 : Public Private partnership : set up of a financing solution of refurbishment projects for offices and housing in the public sector.

AUDI
  • Sector: Automobile
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Construction project for a low energy show room for cars, with offices and meeting rooms. The building is fully air-conditioned by low energy systems, with high and low voltage power, a partial green roof and rain water recovery for use in sanitary areas and outside cleaning.

BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER
  • Sector: REAL ESTATE
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Construction of a building with 84 residential units.

City of Brussels
  • Sector: Public administration
  • City: Laeken
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
10 000m² of public services space. The project consists of transforming this building for use as a demographic service centre, a public library, and a cultural centre with a theatre, a police station and a concierge facility.

Commune of Molenbeek
  • Sector: Public Administration
  • City: Molenbeek St Jean
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
4 600 m² of office space. The buildings, old AJJA production units, are listed and are situated within a block of buildings.

CPAS brussels
  • Sector: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Complete refurbishment of an old industrial building for use by the no-for-profit organisation ASBL BRAWOL. The building is on 3 levels used as parking areas and covered by a metal frame roof comprising sheds.

ICAB
  • City: Etterbeek
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Complete rehabilitation of an old tank depot used by the Belgian army ; 3 000 m² of office and service space.

Immo Sainte Barbe
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • City: Waterloo
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Construction project for 89 residential units. Full design for HVAC, electricity, sanitation facilities and exhaust extraction from the underground parking areas. Ventilation of apartments with individual double flow systems.

King Baudouin Foundation
  • Sector: ADMINISTRATION
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
A project for the renovation and construction of buildings ; 3 000 m² of office and service space, Full design for HVAC, electricity and sanitary facilities.

BENECHIM
  • Sector: Chemical industry
  • City: Lessines
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Construction of a new industrial purification system, at the Seveso site. Health & Safety coordination, both during the project and construction phases.

CPAS Brussels
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Coordination of Health and Security for a series of projects for the CPAS of Brussels. Restrictions related to asbestos pollution and the consequent demolitions.

Museum/Parking Rogier
  • Sector: REAL ESTATE
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Creation of a new connecting passage between Rogier Square and the metro-station with access points to the car park under the square. Health & Safety Coordination during the project phase and the construction phase.

NATIONAL BANK OF BELGIUM
  • Sector: Banking
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Major restoration of a listed building for banking use for the National Bank of Belgium.

STIB Urban transport for Brussels
  • Sector: Transport
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Cost control for the refurbishing works of the new headquarters of the STIB. The building is located near to the Palace of the Nation and is partially preserved as an historical building. Quantity survey of the works. Monitoring and confirmation of contractors’ invoices.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION OF BRUSSELS
  • Sector: European Institutions
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Installation of a technical call centre managed by one of our teams of technicians specialised in maintenance and technical installations in buildings.

European Parliament
  • Sector: European Institution
  • Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France

Description:
Coordination of the facility management of the buildings consisting of a team of 20 people in Brussels and 11 people in Strasbourg, comprising facility managers, architects and engineers with the back office assistance of a design and consultancy firm.

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
  • Sector: International Institutions
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Assistance for the negotiation of all the facility management contracts (maintenance, cleaning, reception catering, green spaces, ...) for the new headquarter (200.000 m²).

Régie des bâtiments
  • Sector: Public Administration
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium

Description:
Coordination of the facility management of the tower consisting of a team of 4 people comprising a facility manager, an engineer, a book keeper and a secretary with the back office assistance of a design and consultancy firm.

ALLIANZ REAL ESTATE
  • Sector: Property Management
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Site: Cristal Tower

Description:
Assignment of technical assistance to the building owner for the elaboration of service contracts (maintenance, cleaning, restoration ..) of the tower.Assignment of assistance with obtaining High Environmental Quality operating certification.

Banque Fédérale des Banques Populaires
  • Sector: Corporate
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Site: Le Ponant

Description:
Assistance with the technical site management (60 000m²) ; Co-ordination of contractors and of the works ; Mission carried out in partnership with the firm CMS.

Belgacom
  • Sector: Telecom
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium
  • Site: Belgacom Tower

Description:
Technical site audit assignment done according to the KMIS® method.

BNP PARIBAS REPM
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Site: Coeur Défense

Description:
Technical site audit assignment done according to the KMIS® method. Elaboration of a multiannual works plan. Renegotiation of all the facility management contracts (lead management, energy management, operation and maintenance, cleaning, reception caretaking, green spaces).

BNP PARIBAS REPM
  • City: Issy Les Moulineaux
  • Country: France
  • Site: Head office at Issy Les Moulineaux

Description:
Assignment of technical assistance to the building owner for the elaboration of service contracts (maintenance, cleaning, caretaking ..) for the new head office.

CMS (GROUPE BAZIN)
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Site: Plevel Tower

Description:
Audit of technical installations in the tower and recommendations for modernisation in the context of a rehabilitation project. Energy audit and recommendations for improvement. Maintenance audit using KMIS® as the reference.

Dexia
  • Sector: Banking
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium
  • Site: DEXIA Tower

Description:
Technical assistance assignment in safety coordination in the context of the construction of the tower. In charge of the elaboration of the bid specifications for operation – maintenance.

European Parliament
  • Sector: European Institution
  • Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
  • Site: European Parliament

Description:
In charge of technical dispatching in response to service requests for all the buildings of the European Parliament ( Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg). This assignment is discharged using the OMNITRACKER tool.

Icade Property Management
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Site: Franklin Tower

Description:
Management audit assignment for the owners and tenants association Icade Property Management. In charge of the elaboration of the bid specifications for operation – multi-technical maintenance of the tower.

Régie des bâtiments
  • Sector: Public Administration
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium
  • Site: Tour des Finances

Description:
Coordination of the facility management of the tower consisting of a team of 4 people comprising a facility manager, an engineer, a book keeper and a secretary with the back office assistance of a design and consultancy firm.

European Commission OF BRUSSELS
  • Sector: European Institution
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium
  • Site: The European Commission

Description:
In charge of technical dispatching in response to service requests for all the buildings occupied by the CE in Brussels ( 70 buildings).

European Investment Bank
  • City: Luxembourg
  • Country: Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Site: The European Investment Bank

Description:
In charge of the elaboration of the bid specifications for the operation – maintenance of the site.

TISHMAN SPEYER
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Site: CBX Tower, La Défense

Description:
In charge of the elaboration of the bid specifications for the operation – maintenance of the tower for the owner, TISHMAN SPEYER. The tower was subsequently sold to DEXIA.