HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The nation’s largest financial services, telecommunications, transportation and industrial real estate companies hire ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, to provide disaster recovery and risk assessment expertise and technologies in the effort to restore their lower Manhattan and New Jersey facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Due to significant flooding caused by the storm, many businesses have scaled back or temporarily relocated operations to allow for restoration work on office buildings, storage facilities and technical operations centers.
ARCADIS provides assessment and recovery expertise, including moisture mapping, mold investigation, asbestos surveys, infrastructure damage assessments, remediation services, as well as flood-proofing, prevention and planning for future events. Sophisticated software, mobile handheld data management devices, infra-red cameras, and digital modeling are just a few of the tools ARCADIS uses to assess damage, evaluate the potential for hazardous or toxic conditions, determine the need for repairs or rebuilding, and determine risk for future flooding so corporations can effectively decide on a course of action and return their focus to serving their customers. ARCADIS services are benefiting the families, communities, as well as the business in these areas.
“Some of the world’s most crucial service companies are located in the areas devastated by Sandy. The depth and breadth of ARCADIS’ offerings is especially valuable for organizations providing vital services or whose own business operations are threatened when disaster strikes,” said Steve Blake, CEO for ARCADIS US. “In particular, our 125-year Dutch heritage and the lessons we learned in helping recovery efforts post-Katrina and in designing the new flood mitigation system in New Orleans, gives us a strong advantage in applying innovative solutions to flood control and recovery challenges.”
In addition to its significant corporate clients, ARCADIS is under contract with 17 communities in New York and New Jersey to provide natural disaster debris management services as they dig out from under an estimated 12 million cubic yards of debris caused by Sandy.
For more information, please contact Debra Havins of ARCADIS at 303-471-3485 or Debra.Havins@arcadis-us.com.
ARCADIS is an 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.