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 email@example.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 Click here for PDF version of release ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: ARCADIS N.V. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1729320
ARCADIS N.V. : New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation hires ARCADIS to assess risks and design systems to reduce flood
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