Arup partners with software firm Matidor on sustainable planning

29 August 2022 2 min. read

Arup, a global design and engineering consultancy, has announced a partnership with Vancouver-based software firm to co-create products that optimize energy system planning and analysis.

The partnership will combine Matidor’s geographic information system project management platform with Arup’s consulting expertise in sustainability, energy efficiency modeling, and planning.

Together, the firms will enable civil engineers to model multiple urban planning scenarios and determine the version with optimal environmental impact.

“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,” Vincent Lam, co-founder and CEO of “The result will save thousands of hours for civil engineering organizations when planning and developing environmentally friendly communities."

Arup partners with software firm Matidor on sustainable planning

Founded in 2019 and backed by Y-Combinator, Matidor’s platform gives civil engineering and natural resources clients an intuitive map-based dashboard that consolidates all key project information, is updated in real time, and can be shared between multiple stakeholders. Users can highlight a specific location and access key data including budgets, tasks, and files.

The platform also has reporting features including deadline reminders and notifications of critical events.

“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.

Arup is headquartered in London and has more than 16,000 global designers, advisors, and experts providing consulting on the built environment.

The firm earlier this year appointed Sean Meadows as leader of its Canadian operations.