CEMS creates engineering pipelines.

CRUX Engineering MicroServices – CEMS - is a starting IT company powered by CRUX and exposes geotechnical software as service through REST api’s. These endpoints can be used as a trusted component in scalable automated engineering processes.

The geotechnical consultancy world is lagging behind in the use of digital tools. In geotechnics, software user interfaces have hardly undergone any development in the last 20 years. Today’s computing power and storage capacity is unlimited for Geo-Engineering applications.

In order to unlock these possibilities in our work, we need to acquire programming skills and be able to apply them in automated design processes. Mastering these skills will offer the opportunity to integrate Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in our daily work.

The objective of CEMS is to make fully use of digital technologies, starting from our domain knowledge of underground engineering.

Jacco Haasnoot, CEMS / CRUX

Read our stories and articles.


VibraCore by Robin Wimmers MScRead more


Automated levee stability calculations with GeoLib by Martina Pippi MScRead more


Applications of the CPT-MODEL (part 2) by Martina Pippi MScRead more


The CPT MODEL (part 1) by Martina Pippi MScRead more


I wrote one of the fastest DataFrame libraries by Ritchie VinkRead more


PileCore is a python library that aims to give you the full pile calculation utilities without an engineer in the loop. This means that calculations must be able to run from start to finish from a set of given parameters. Pilecore is able to determine the tipping point between positive and negative friction and will optimize pile groups automatically.

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VibraCore is an API service based on a Python library that automates the risk management of building damage during vibration works, such as the installation of sheet piles or driven piles. Based on the soil profile (GEF file) the maximum impact force is calculated (according to CUR 166) or the elastic modulus of the soil is determined (according to Prepal). This is used to predict the maximum vibration velocity. Based on the attributes of the nearby buildings the failure vibration velocity is calculated (according to SBR A). If the check fails the building has a unacceptable risk (according to SBR A) of being damaged by the installation of the piles or sheet piles.

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Our services are:

  • Automated Engineering
  • Consultancy
  • Tool development
  • Data management

Technology Stack: Google Cloud, Docker, GitLab, Python, Kubernetes, Jupyter Notebooks.


We develop for the following companies:

  • Geomind
  • Bouwrisk
  • BWZ / Waterschap Rivierenland
  • Hoogheemraadschap van Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard
  • CRUX Engineering

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MLU | MicroFEM training offerRead more


Results Survey MLU | MicroFEM & Roadmap to the futureRead more


Publication in the Dutch magazine GWW July '21Read more


Partnership CEMS and VIKTORRead more


Ownership MicroFEM and MLU transferred to CEMSRead more

Our Partners

By joining forces with several partners, we can create a wide range of automation products for the geotechnical and hydrogeological engineering market.

So far we managed some great inspiring collaborations with:

  • Packhunt
  • Geolib
  • DEC
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