ARCADIS N.V. : New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation hires ARCADIS to assess risks and design systems to reduce flood

ARCADIS N.V. : New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation hires ARCADIS to
  assess risks and design systems to reduce flood damage from future severe
                                weather events

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation has selected ARCADIS
(EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy
firm, to provide damage assessments, flood protection planning and
sustainable design services to help these facilities better weather the next
severe storm.

When Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast last October, much of Lower
Manhattan was flooded including three of the HHC's member hospitals --
Bellevue, Coney Island and the Coler Campus. Bellevue Hospital was forced to
manually evacuate hundreds of patients due to the loss of power and other
utility services. All three of these facilities suffered extensive and
crippling damage.

Under the $5 million contract, ARCADIS will perform flood proofing and hazard
mitigation planning to make these critical facilities more resilient in the
face of future storms. The firm will also provide consulting, preliminary
design, pre-construction, construction and post-construction services at the
discretion of the HHC.

Using proprietary hydrodynamic modeling, ARCADIS can examine how future storms
may impact the hospitals and accordingly design multiple layers of defense to
strengthen them against flooding so hospital staff can focus on providing
continual essential services to their patients even during severe weather
events.

"As major storms like Sandy occur more frequently, hospitals and other
critical service providers in our coastal communities will face flood risk
management decisions," said Gary Coates, CEO of the US operations of ARCADIS.
"Using our Dutch flood proofing expertise in combination with our construction
management experience in the healthcare sector, we are well positioned to
deliver flood protection and sustainable design recommendations to the HHC."

For more information please contact Joost Slooten at +31 (0) 20 2011083, or
outside office hours at +31 (0) 6 27061880 or joost.slooten@arcadis.com

About ARCADIS:

ARCADIS is the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm,
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 environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and
operates projects for companies and governments. With 22,000 people and €2.5
billion in revenues, the company has an extensive global 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. Please visit: www.arcadis.com

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