GIS project-management start-up Matidor.com and global built-environment consulting firm Arup have announced that they are cocreating products to optimise energy-system planning and analysis, helping organisations to meet their climate action commitments and targets.
The partnership will combine Matidor’s map-based project management capabilities with Arup’s digital and sustainability expertise, and experience in energy-efficiency modelling and planning at all scales. Together, the two companies will collaborate to enable civil engineers to model multiple urban-planning scenarios and calculate and optimise the energy efficiency in real time, so that the best-performing model can be developed to achieve maximum environmental impact.
‘The need for digital innovations in the civil engineering industry, especially around smart city planning, is becoming ever more apparent. Municipalities and property developers constantly seek smarter ways to plan and collaborate on clean community development projects. Yet, outdated modelling mechanisms have been hindering the advancement in this area,’ said Vincent Lam, co-founder and CEO of Matidor.com. ‘Partnering with Arup allows Matidor to leverage our intuitive GIS project-management platform and Arup’s subject matter expertise to enable a real-time energy-modelling system. The result will save thousands of hours for civil engineering organisations when planning and developing environmentally friendly communities.’
‘As part of our commitment to furthering sustainable outcomes for the built environment, Arup is pleased to support the development of a new technology to make it easier for both start-ups and established firms to track their climate action progress, as more companies integrate sustainability objectives into their project-management systems,’ said Rebecca Birmingham, Americas ventures lead at Arup.
Matidor.com offers a platform that enables users to see what’s happening with their built-environment projects on a live map and then zoom in to each project for easy access to all the details such as site drawings, costs and tasks. Civil engineers can plan, track and report on their clean-energy and sustainability projects. Users can design site plans and combine them with various engineering specifications to reveal useful insights in real time, such as project progress towards energy-optimisation and carbon-reduction goals.