This Month's Member Spotlight: ARCADIS, US Inc.
Every month, BPC will profile a member organization in
order to better spread the word about the specialties and interests of our
diverse membership base. This month:
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. The U.S. operating company of ARCADIS is about 6,200 strong with 700 staff in 30 offices in California.
Quality of life and livelihoods depend on the infrastructure systems upon which they rely. At ARCADIS, we create connections -- balancing technical and community needs and delivering tailored, cost-effective solutions to the most complex mobility challenges. The result is efficient, well-running transportation systems that move goods and people safely and contribute to quality of life to our communities. Our infrastructure services include railways, roadways, information transportation systems/geospatial information systems, ports, bridges and tunnels.
From source to tap – and then back to the natural environment – our engineers, scientists and consultants are driven to provide safe and adequate water supplies to help communities and industry thrive. Through our vast global expertise, we deliver comprehensive environmental engineering and management consulting services to solve our clients’ most complex water challenges. From water management and flood protection, and drinking water supply, treatment and distribution to wastewater collection, treatment and reuse, stormwater management and green infrastructure, and water conveyance, we offer total water cycle solutions, managing water from start to finish.
In today’s world, capital projects are likely to have an environmental component. To answer this need, ARCADIS has created a diversified company offering our clients an array of services across the project value chain. From environmental remediation, impact assessments and consultation on corporate energy management to incident response and recovery, health and safety, and regulatory and waste-management issues, we develop, support, implement, maintain and improve environmental policies, strategies and actions for industry and government.
ARCADIS maintains a full-service buildings design practice. Its focus is to provide architecture and engineering services for commercial, retail, industrial, hospitality, government and academic facilities, and to maximize the value of built assets and delivering places of distinction. Our capabilities include architecture and engineering; system integration, fabrication and commissioning; surveys; ADA audits and assessments; LEED certification; feasibility studies; interior design; value engineering; construction management; and master planning and programming.
San Francisco Bay: Preparing for the Next Level:
The shoreline of San Francisco Bay is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise. Approximately $64 billion in property value on 240 square miles of Bay shoreline is at risk of significant flooding. ARCADIS is assisting Bay Area agencies in assessing risks and developing adaptation strategies. We developed a decision support tool for planners and decision makers to develop their own shoreline adaptation strategies. ARCADIS led a team of U.S. and Dutch engineers and scientists in investigating sea level rise impacts on the shoreline of San Francisco Bay and developing appropriate strategies for adaptation. This study was the first ever project of an alliance between the Netherlands and California on climate change adaptation. San Francisco Bay: Former Chemical Manufacturing Plant (86 acres):
ARCADIS has been conducting environmental investigations related to soil, sediment, soil vapor, groundwater, pore water quality and remedial actions (including the reclamation of wetlands) at a Former Chemical Manufacturing Plant. Portions of the site have undergone extensive remedial activities including the injection of substrates to remediate groundwater containing VOCs, the installation of a biologically active permeable barrier to treat metal affected groundwater, and the excavation of PCBs, VOCs, pesticides, and metals affected soil. The investigative and remedial work has been conducted in accordance with an order prepared by the DTSC. Frank’s Tract Three Mile Slough Salinity Control Barrier:
As part of improving the water quality and fish migration through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the California Department of Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are considering the construction of salinity control barriers. ARCADIS completed the evaluation of suitable gate types in the 550 feet wide Three Mile Slough that connects the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. For the project, also known as the Frank’s Tract Gates, ARCADIS conducted the 30 percent mechanical and structural design of a bottom hinged flap gate and adjacent lock facility for boat passage.