In many countries the demand for land to build upon close to the water’s edge is growing. As a result of climate change, in coastal and lowland areas the challenges for land use are increasing considerably due to the likelihood of flooding.

Royal HaskoningDHV is a world leader in finding solutions to the challenges of building in or near the water’s edge. We have developed ‘Floating land’ technology to enable our clients to successfully construct and develop in areas prone to flooding.

The Netherlands has a rich history of living on water in floating homes and at Royal HaskoningDHV we build upon this concept by combining specialist knowledge in hydraulic and structural engineering with that of water management and embedded utilities.

Our multi-disciplinary team of experts offer a ‘total package’ to assist our clients deliver projects that enable sustainable living at the water’s edge. Floating and amphibious developments also open up further opportunities such as:

  • Increased value (premium property)
  • Desirable environment
  • New found usable space
  • Flood resistant development (lower insurance)

While waterfront living can be accomplished by using floating structures tailored to people’s needs and functionality, floating structures are not conventional buildings and require specialist knowledge and expertise. Our skilled team assists our clients throughout their projects from the feasibility stage of site selection all the way through to construction and operation.

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