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ARCADIS Offers Engineering Expertise Post-Sandy



  ARCADIS Offers Engineering Expertise Post-Sandy

Business Wire

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- February 5, 2013

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), a leading international design, consulting,
engineering and management services company remains at the front lines of the
post-Sandy recovery and rebuilding effort in communities hardest hit by the
storm. The company provides expert services and counsel to local governments
and leading businesses on how to recover from Sandy’s devastation and how to
prepare for future severe weather events.

Almost immediately after Hurricane Sandy hit, ARCADIS started supporting
communities in New York and New Jersey by managing the massive debris removal
efforts. After nearly three months, ARCADIS has documented the removal of more
than 2.5 million cubic yards of storm debris, enough debris to fill Madison
Square Garden four times. ARCADIS is the only firm providing debris management
services using HaulPass®, a proprietary electronic debris management system.

In addition to debris management, ARCADIS is under contract with some of the
nation’s largest financial services and telecommunications companies providing
disaster recovery and risk assessment expertise for their facilities in lower
Manhattan where saltwater storm surge flooding was at its worst. ARCADIS
engineers and scientists are consulting with clients on restoration, assessing
conditions and structural integrity of buildings and waterfront
infrastructure. As the focus changes from recovery to preparedness, ARCADIS
experts are also conducting storm surge modeling, flood-proofing and
prevention planning to develop risk reduction strategies for future severe
weather events.

ARCADIS professionals were on-site immediately after the storm, to assist
municipal wastewater treatment authorities in bringing their facilities back
to normal operation, assessing the storm damage, developing mitigation plans
to avoid future storm impacts, and helping them prepare FEMA and other federal
applications for reimbursement funds.

“As our global climate shifts and severe weather events occur more frequently,
the world’s coastal cities will continue to be at risk,” said Steve Blake, CEO
for ARCADIS US. “The time to start planning is now. Multiple lines of defense
will need to be considered in a comprehensive protection strategy. We gained
significant insight and expertise while designing the Hurricane Storm Damage
Risk Reduction System that protected New Orleans from the effects of Hurricane
Isaac just 60 days before Sandy devastated the East Coast.”

About ARCADIS:

ARCADIS is a leading international company providing consultancy, design,
engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and
buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating
balance in the built and natural environments. ARCADIS develops, designs,
implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments.
With 21,000 employees and more than $3.2 billion in revenues, the company has
an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions.
ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the
quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at:
www.arcadis-us.com.

Contact:

ARCADIS
Debra Havins, 303-471-3485
Debra.Havins@arcadis-us.com
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