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 andexpertise 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
ARCADIS Offers Engineering Expertise Post-Sandy
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