Arcadis NV operates as a global engineering and consultancy firm that provides consultancy, design, engineering, and management services. The company operates its business through four segments: Infrastructure, Water, Environment and Buildings. The Infrastructure segment develops new residential areas and business parks; redevelops inner-city locations, railways, roads, ports and airports; and offers services tailored to the mining industry. The Water segment helps the clients to consider complex factors like climate change, aging infrastructure, and energy and material costs to manage water resources, and keep clean and safe water flowing to future generations. The Environment segment focuses on activities that protect the environment and enhance sustainability. The Buildings segment builds offices, manufacturing facilities, government buildings and new living spaces. Arcadis also develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.