ARCADIS is one of the world’s leading engineering consultancy firms.
The company prides itself as being the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, working in partnership with its clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes. They state that this objective is achieved through the application of the very best design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services.
ARCADIS is made up of 22,000 qualified staff based in offices throughout the world generating €2.5 billion in revenues, equivalent to in excess of 3.4 billion US$.
This Forum8 Partner, with its HQ in the Netherlands, offers a global perspective to its clients with local knowledge in 18 countries across Asia, Europe, The Middle East as well as North & South America.
The company states that it differentiates itself from competition through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of engineering capabilities.
To maximise client benefit and value for money, the company is organised into four main business lines each with its own area of expertise, these are: Infrastructure, Water, Environment & Building.
Although separate business lines, these units are naturally and inextricably woven together, enabling the company to provide clients with what they consider to be exceptional solutions to complex problems.
One new issue that has developed over recent years has been the growing demand for 3D technology across all four areas of the business. Not only has the company recognised the increased market requirement for 3D visualisation in the area of consensus building through improved stakeholder consultation, but also as the technology improves, the potential use of interactive 3D infrastructure and city models in the areas of project design and planning.
It was with these relatively new market requirements in mind that ARCADIS
decided to invest in Forum8's Interactive 3D VR Simulation & Modeling
software VR-Design Studio (formerly known as UC-win/Road).
Giel de Bruijn, the company's 'mobility advisor' commented; "The ability
to replicate the real world in 3D space is changing at a rapid pace, but
I'm pleased to say that Japanese specialists Forum8 are not only keeping
up with the market, but are actually leading the way in many areas.
"One of these areas is the use of interactive real-time 3D VR simulation,
within a wide range of different engineering applications.
"After a considerable period of evaluation ARCADIS decided to invest
in the Forum8 software and to become a Premier Partner company. We hope
that this partnership will flourish through the months and years to come
and that all of the ARCADIS facilities worldwide will be able to benefit
from this comprehensive and highly functional Japanese software technology."
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