Consultancy firm Arcadis has ramped up its expertise in intelligent buildings by forming a partnership with intelligent buildings software specialist Iconics and appointing Matthew Marson from WSP.
The two will work together to "provide a wide range of software solutions to meet the demands of a rapidly digitalising building industry".
They will support clients with either altering their existing buildings or creating new intelligent buildings. The two firms said that "with a unique blend of software expertise and deep property sector knowledge, the partnership will look to bring something that transforms how buildings are experienced and operated".
As part of the partnership, the Iconics intelligent buildings solution will be embedded in Arcadis’ UK headquarters.
Nilesh Parmar, Arcadis UK chief entrepreneur, said: "As the property and construction industry looks to transform, with built assets looking to deliver new and different experience for their users and provide greater insights into their performance and efficiency, the partnership we have created with Iconics will enable us to bring the power of technology to support our clients with higher performing assets, which excite users and make everyone who is involved realise the true value and performance in a real-time environment."
In line with the partnership with Iconics, Arcadis has appointed Matthew Marson as regional sector director of manufacturing & technology as the company increases its expertise in intelligent buildings.
Marson has joined from WSP where he founded the Smart Places practice. He implemented Iconics’ solution at Accenture’s The Dock in Dublin, which claims to be one of the world’s most connected buildings.
Marson said: "I’m very excited to join Arcadis and look forward to further exploring the role we can take in supporting British manufacturers in adapting to fourth industrial revolution technologies and how we lead green recovery with measures that deliver and prove net zero carbon. By bolstering our intelligent buildings agenda, we’re going to be able to provide our clients with insights they’ve never had before."