WS Atkins plc is a British multinational engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services company headquartered in Epsom, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1938 by Sir William Atkins.As of 2013, Atkins is the largest engineering consultancy in the UK and the world’s fifteenth largest design firm by revenue. It employs approximately 17,500 staff based in 300 offices across 29 countries and has undertaken projects in over 150 countries. Its motto is "Plan, Design, Enable".Atkins is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Wikipedia.
News Article | December 2, 2016
— The increasing number of vehicles leading to traffic congestion has contributed to the need of intelligent transportation system for advance traffic control measures, thereby, propelling the global ITS market. In addition, the global ITS market is bolstered as various governments across the world are framing specific programs and taking initiatives to implement ITS, owing to an alarming need of deploying an efficient transportation system. For instance, the U.S. Department of Transport (DOT) is focusing extensively upon manufacturing intelligent vehicles and deploying intelligent infrastructure. The U.S. DOT has started a Federal ITS program with an aim to make research initiatives, investigative study and support the deployment of the intelligent system through an organized investment. Furthermore, the implementation of ITS can contribute in significant pollution reduction, thereby, benefiting the environment. Browse market data tables and in-depth TOC of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Market to 2025 @ http://www.theinsightpartners.com/reports/intelligent-transportation-system-its-market The major factor hindering the global ITS market is the slow growth of intelligent infrastructure owing to high installation cost for monitoring and controlling devices. Another key factor restricting the global ITS market is the lack of standardization and interoperability between different types of transportation and telecom technologies. However, the introduction of smart vehicles enabled with intelligent transportation system is expected to provide better driving experience, and is thus expected to contribute significantly towards the growth of the global ITS market. Another factor analyzed to propel the growth of intelligent transportation systems is public private partnerships (PPP) for advanced traffic management. Also, initiatives such as vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication are estimated to be key factors boosting the global intelligent transportation system market. The intelligent transportation system market has been segmented on the basis of system into advanced traveler information system (ATIS), advanced public transportation system (APTS), advanced traffic management system (ATMS), advanced transportation pricing system (ATPS), commercial vehicle operation (CVO), and ITS-enabled transportation pricing system. Additionally, the intelligent transportation system market has been fragmented based on components such as interface board, sensors, surveillance camera, monitoring & detection systems, telecommunication network, and software among others. In addition, the intelligent transportation system market has been segmented based on applications, namely: traffic signal control system, traffic monitoring system, fleet management & asset monitoring system, parking availability system, traffic enforcement camera, collision avoidance system, and automotive telematics among others. Geography, the global ITS market has been segmented into five regions as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA) and South America (SAM). Presently North America, followed by Europe, leads the global ITS market owing to increased investment in ITS solutions from both public and private domains. Some of the key players operating within the global ITS market include Agero, Inc., Xerox Corporation, Lanner Electronics Incorporated, Nuance Communications, Inc., Denso Corporation, Q-Free ASA, Siemens AG, Hitachi, Ltd., WS Atkins PLC, EFKON AG, Iteris, Inc., Garmin Ltd., Telenav, Inc., TomTom International BV, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Thales Group, TransCore, LP, Addco LLC, Agero, Inc., Ricardo plc, and Sensys Networks, Inc. among others. Few Key Points from Table of Content Global Intelligent Transport System Market Revenue and Forecasts to 2025 - Components • Interface Board • Sensors • Surveillance Camera • Monitoring & Detection Systems • Telecommunication Network • Others (Software, etc.) Global Intelligent Transport System Market Revenue and Forecasts to 2025 - Applications • Traffic Signal Control System • Traffic Monitoring System • Fleet Management & Asset Monitoring System • Parking Availability System • Traffic Enforcement Camera • Collision Avoidance System • Others (Automotive Telematics, etc.) Global Intelligent Transport System Market Revenue and Forecasts to 2025 - Geographical Analysis • North America • Europe • Asia Pacific (APAC) • Middle East & Africa (MEA) • South America (SAM) Global Intelligent Transport System Market, Key Company Profiles Included Key Facts, Business Description, Financial Overview, SWOT Analysis and Key Developments • Agero, Inc. • Xerox Corporation • Lanner Electronics Incorporated • Nuance Communications, Inc. • Denso Corporation • Q-Free ASA • Siemens AG • Hitachi, Ltd. • WS Atkins PLC • EFKON AG • Iteris, Inc. • Garmin Ltd. • Telenav, Inc. • TomTom International BV • Kapsch TrafficCom AG • Thales Group • TransCore, LP • Addco LLC • Agero, Inc. • Ricardo plc • Sensys Networks, Inc Inquire about discount on this report @ http://www.theinsightpartners.com/discount/TIPTE100000134 About The Insight Partners: The Insight Partners is a one stop industry research provider of actionable intelligence. 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News Article | November 24, 2016
— According to a new market research report "Geospatial Analytics Market by Type (Surface Analysis, Network Analysis, Geovisualization), Technology, Application, Vertical, Region (Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America) - Global Forecast to 2020", the Geospatial Analytics Market expected to grow from USD 27.42 billion in 2015 to USD 72.21 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 21.4% from 2015 to 2020. Browse 84 market data Tables and 70 Figures spread through 160 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Geospatial Analytics Market - Global Forecast to 2020" http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/geospatial-analytics-market-198354497.html Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. Convergence & integration, commoditization, and security & safety are driving the global geospatial analytics market. Convergence and integration paved the way for a solution-centric approach, allowing technology developers to work in close collaboration with the end users, directly or through solution partners. GIS technology to play a key role in the geospatial analytics market GIS technology has given a significant boost to the geospatial analytics market due to developments in several trends, such as increase in the amount of geospatial information gathered through smartphones, GPS devices, and social media, among others. An increase in the accuracy of data gathered; advancements in hardware technologies are additional factors influencing the demand of GIS technology. Business vertical holds the largest share in the geospatial analytics market The business vertical holds the largest market share among all the verticals. This large share is attributed to the increasing deployment of geospatial technologies in verticals, such as retail, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, and so on. In retail, GIS technology is used to discover the best possible site for the location of a new shopping mall. Europe emerged as the leading region in terms of adoption and implementation of geospatial services Europe accounted for the largest share in the global geospatial analytics market in 2015. This high market share is mainly attributed to huge investments made in the field of geospatial analytics by key players in European countries. Major players of the geospatial analytics market covered in the report include Trimble Navigation, Ltd., Hexagon AB, General Electric, RMSI, Bentley Systems, Inc., ESRI, MDA Corporation, Fugro N.V., Harris Corporation, and WS Atkins Plc. Some of the other players are TomTom, Digital Globe, Critigen, AAM, and Nokia. The increasing importance of geospatial analytics can be gauged by the fact that many leading players across the globe are entering into partnership agreements with each other to gain a commendable position in the global market. Acquisition is another key strategy adopted by market players, wherein leading providers of geospatial services are being acquired by the key players. The report provides market trends, overall adoption scenarios, and competitive landscape as well as key drivers, restraints, and opportunities in this market. It aims to estimate the current size and future growth potential of this market across different types, technologies, applications, verticals, and regions. The scope of the report also covers analysis of strategies, such as new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, agreements, and collaborations among key vendors. MarketsandMarkets is world’s No. 2 firm in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. For more information, please visit http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/geospatial-analytics-market-198354497.html
News Article | November 17, 2016
Increased infrastructure spending in the US and UK could boost business at consultancy group WS Atkins, the company said, even as its profits were hit by tough markets for its oil and gas division. Half year pretax profits fell 58% to £22.4m, partly due to a £23m write-down of North American oil and gas outlets. But its UK and other US businesses performed well, and it has kept its outlook for the year unchanged. And it is looking forward to next week’s Autumn Statement, and more details on US president-elect Donald Trump’s spending plans. Chief executive Uwe Krueger told Reuters: However the profit fall has seen Atkins’ shares lose nearly 2% to £16.28. Analysts at Numis were still positive: Among the mid-caps, AA has accelerated 5.4p to 259.8p after it unveiled a bond exchange package which should reduce interest costs and enhance its credit profile. Liberum analysts said: The cash interest saving may mitigate any potential increase in the pension deficit recovery payments from the current level of £14m as a result of the triennial review, which management expect to see shortly, with agreement expected before June 2017 (noting the £622m IAS 19 deficit at the interims). Management is looking at ways of mitigating any impact from the increase in deficit. We leave our estimate unchanged at this stage... From a P&L perspective, we can see a £5m charge in 2017 and a £5m benefit from 2018 onwards. From a cash flow perspective there are £20m of up front costs, but £40m of interest savings over 5 years (£8m x5). Lower down the market, eSports company Gfinity has jumped 8% to 11.25p after it launched a new eSports league format, Gfinity Elite Series. Analyst David Johnson at its broker Allenby Capital said: The series will generate sponsorship and broadcasting rights for Gfinity [and] represents a major investment for Gfinity and commercialisation is at a very early stage. As a result we are suspending our forecasts until proof points start to emerge. Gfinity has demonstrated its ability to successfully stage high quality arena-based and smaller online events and built relationships with publishers, broadcasters, sponsors and players. The Elite Series represents the next level and enables Gfinity to capitalise on its reputation and a substantial opportunity. Finally, another new entrant to the Aim market will make its debut at the end of the month. Cosmetics group Warpaint London, whose flagship brand is W7, has raised £23m in a placing and is expected to join the market at 97p a share, valuing the business at £62.6m. The move will allow the company to raise its profile and get access to capital, as well as enabling it to use paper for potential acquisitions. The company is profitable, with half year earnings increasing from £2.6m to £3.3m.
Hammad F.,WS Atkins |
Abu-Hijleh B.,The British University in Dubai
Energy and Buildings | Year: 2010
This research is aimed at exploring the influence of external dynamic louvers on the energy consumption of an office building located in Abu Dhabi-UAE. The IES-VR software was used to predict the energy consumption of a representative office module in order to evaluate the overall energy performance of employing external louvers on the south, east and west oriented faades. The use of dynamic faades was compared to another simpler method of using light-sensor controlled light dimmers. The results show that the potential energy savings using light dimming strategy only was 24.4%, 24.45% and 25.19% for the south, east and west oriented faades, respectively. The proposed dynamic louvers system with light dimming strategy achieved energy savings of 34.02%, 28.57% and 30.31% for the south, east and west orientations, respectively. Detailed analysis of the results showed that the faade's optimal static angle was -20° for the south oriented faade and 20° for the east and west oriented faades. Using these fixed optimal angles resulted in slightly lower energy savings than that of the dynamic faades. This would seem to be a good tradeoff between savings in energy running cost and the investment required to install, operate and maintain a dynamic faades system. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Devalla J.,WS Atkins |
Biswas S.,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee |
Ghosh I.,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Procedia Computer Science | Year: 2015
Countdown timers are being installed at major intersections of India cities without analyzing their influence on intersection safety and efficiency. This study tries to investigate the effect of green signal countdown timer (GSCT) component on the vehicular approach speeds. Two approaches of two different signalized intersections, one with countdown display and another without it, have been studied for the present study. Presence of GSCT is found to be linked with fewer red light violations (RLVs) cycles, lower number of mean RLV per RLV cycle, higher vehicular speeds during the phase transition at different locations upstream to the stop line, more number of speeding cars, and higher stop line crossing speed during amber. Overall, GSCT encourages drivers to travel with higher speed which could lead to accidents. This observation makes researchers skeptical about its real effectiveness. An additional safety based study can provide better insight about the utility of GSCT. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Matta V.,WS Atkins |
Kumar G.,WS Atkins
9th International: 2014 Electric Power Quality and Supply Reliability Conference, PQ 2014 - Proceedings | Year: 2014
This paper presents the purpose of determining the effects caused by the railway traction load on the electrical grid system. One of the major problem in AC traction system is, traction loads are connected to single-phase supply which results in voltage unbalance at point of common coupling (PCC) with the utility three-phase system. Unbalanced voltages can result in adverse effects on equipment and on the power system. This is aggravated by the fact that a small unbalance in the phase voltages can cause a disproportionately larger unbalance in the phase currents. Under unbalanced conditions, the power system will suffer more losses and heating effects and be less stable. Another major problem in the traction system is the voltage fluctuation caused by sudden shifts of the traction loads. A switch of traction load from one supply section to the adjacent section connected to a different substation gives rise to a step change in voltage which again gives cause to fluctuations in the voltage of the public grid and affects the operation and performance of connected voltage sensitive loads. This paper also presents the challenges involved in modeling the traction power system using DigSilent software. Various challenges while modeling the traction network and calculation of power consumption by traction loads are discussed in this paper with the help of hand calculation and simulation results in time domain plots. © 2014 IEEE.
Bharath K.N.,GM Institute of Technology |
Pasha M.,GM Institute of Technology |
Nizamuddin B.A.,WS Atkins
Journal of Industrial Textiles | Year: 2016
Destructive methods, viz. tensile test, bending test, water absorption test, chemical absorption test, and biodegradable test of woven sheep fiber reinforced with 40% and 50% epoxy composites, were studied at different operating conditions. The present investigation is focused on the physical and chemical characterization of the sheep wool fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix composites. Result shows that tensile and bending tests of woven sheep fiber composite of composition (50–50) have high strength and maximum bending compared to woven sheep fiber composite of composition (60–40). The (50–50) composition is having more moisture absorption than (60–40) composition, whereas (60–40) composition has more chemical absorption than (50–50) composition. Biodegradable test shows that compositions (50–50) and (60–40) after few days gain almost the same amount of weight. Destructed surfaces were examined using scanning electron microscope. © 2014, © The Author(s) 2014.
Pattabi C.,WS Atkins |
Singh R.,WS Atkins
Engineering for Progress, Nature and People | Year: 2014
The fact that a number of reinforced concrete bridges fail assessment to full design live load and yet do not display any signs of distress, suggests that there are reserves of strength that are not taken into account in the normal assessment process. There are other analytical methods available that can prove that bridge isn't failing.
Berahman F.,WS Atkins
Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings | Year: 2013
The Icon Hotel, which is part of the Dubai Promenade in Dubai, is a new waterfront development and represents cutting edge architecture. This building has a unique 'donut shape' with significant design and buildability challenges in the field of structural engineering. The wheel shape tower is 160 m high with an external diameter of 165 m, an internal diameter of 78 m and a depth of 35 m. It was designed to accommodate hotel and residential occupancies. The building's primary structural system is composed of two concrete core walls placed 96 m apart on either side and partially coupled by mega steel trusses at upper mechanical floor as well as long-span steel arches located at the top to accommodate the required shape of the building. This paper presents the structural engineering design approach used to evaluate the seismic behaviour of this building by implementing performance-based design methodology. The analysis results show that the building will behave in a desired manner during future anticipated earthquakes. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Aju Kumar V.N.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi |
Gandhi M.S.,WS Atkins |
Gandhi O.P.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Quality and Reliability Engineering International | Year: 2015
Human element forms an inevitable part of maintenance activity and gets affected by a variety of interacting factors, ranging from environmental, organizational, job factors, and so on to personal characteristics, which bring in inherent variability in its reliability. Assessment of impact of these factors is, therefore, critical for human reliability estimation in maintenance. In every probabilistic risk, safety or maintenance analysis, human reliability does act as an effective aspect to assess implications of various aspects of the human performance. But the main constraint with various human reliability analysismethods is in judging the important human performance influencing factors. Because of high degree of uncertainty and variability that characterizes the plantmaintenance environment, it is proposed to use the soft computing technique of fuzzy cognitivemaps in exploring the importance of performance shaping factors inmaintenance scenario. For this purpose, themaintenance environment ismodeled in terms of factors affecting human reliability using cognitive maps. The causal relationships among these factors are explored and simulations performed to quantify its effect on the human reliability. The applicability of the methodology is demonstrated through an example. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.