IOT: Jacobs Builds Predictive Partnership With Atos, Receives Industry Awards

The collaboration will focus on predictive maintenance solutions across industry sectors.

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Jacobs Engineering Group, a Dallas-based global provider of technical, professional, and scientific services, has announced a partnership with international digital transformation company Atos.

The deal will bring data capture and analysis through predictive, condition-based maintenance and field services optimization solutions to a number of industries including water, energy, transport, aviation, nuclear, and the built environment.

The two companies will combine Jacobs’ technical services expertise with Atos’ digital and Internet of Things capabilities to help clients anticipate mechanical problems and better plan for maintenance and replacement of assets in the field. The solutions offered by the partnership will first deploy in the U.K. and potentially expand into other markets.

Jacobs moved its headquarters from Pasadena, California to downtown Dallas’ Harwood Center in 2016. Atos has a regional headquarters in Irving, where it opened its first North American Business Technology and Innovation Center.


In other Jacobs news, the Jacobs Engineering Group received six Environmental Business Journal and the Climate Change Business Journal business achievement awards and will be presented with the honors at the 16th Annual Environmental Industry Summit on March 21-23, in San Diego, California.

The six awards include five from EBJ:

  • Large Firms, Gold ($1B) Business AchievementThe award honors Jacobs for creating a $15 billion professional services leader focused on delivering innovative solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
  • Technology Merit: GIS and Mobile Data Solutions — Collection, Analysis, Visualization, and Reporting Technology for Linear Projects: Jacobs teamed GIS technologists, site planning and permitting professionals to create a customized, near real-time field data collection and reporting program that increased data integrity, accessibility, transparency, and flexibility while decreasing reporting levels of effort by 90 percent.
  • Technology Merit: Autonomous and connected vehicle policy framework: Jacobs worked with Nevada Department of Transportation to develop a vision and collaborative policy framework for autonomous vehicle and connected vehicle initiatives, connecting Nevada through smart infrastructure and using transportation as a launch point for Smart Cities, Smart Regions, and Smart States.
  • New Technical Practice: Emerging Contaminants: Jacobs completed a five-year program to establish industry leadership in emerging contaminants (PFAS & 1,4-dioxane) found in drinking water worldwide.
  • Industry Leadership: Envision Programmatic framework, planning, and designing resilient infrastructure: Jacobs developed a resiliency and sustainability framework for infrastructure, with comprehensive program development and decision support system used by cities such as Los Angeles.

And one award from CCBJ:

  • Consulting and Engineering Climate Adaptation and Resilience: Jacobs completed the first phase of the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (TEAM 2100) system, an iconic barrier infrastructure protecting London from tidal flooding. It’s the U.K. Environment Agency’s largest flood-risk management program and one of U.K.’s top infrastructure projects, extending flood protection service until 2070, while reducing whole-life costs of up £100 million over 10 years.

“Our award-winning industry leadership contributions are a testament to the business vision and sustainable approach of our combined Jacobs and CH2M team, and the projects we deliver for our clients,” said Jan Walstrom, Jacobs’ aerospace, technology, environmental, and nuclear senior vice president and general manager of global environmental solutions, in a statement.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory Acquires Atos Quantum Computer to Help in Research


Image: Atos

Atos said the Quantum Learning Machine is the highest-performing quantum simulator in the world and will help researchers to develop and test the quantum applications and algorithms for the future.

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