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Grant Porter is the chief operating officer of UK-headquartered consulting giant, Atkins. The business became part of the SNC-Lavalin Group on 3 July, 2017, and has since set about creating a new corporate vision in which sustainability features prominently.

Porter says Atkins is helping clients and cities to transition to low-carbon economies by using digital and artificial technologies that can increase the efficiency and sustainability of its engineering designs.

Last year, Atkins increased its utilisation of digital tools by rolling out mixed-reality technology that allows users to remotely rope in members within a project’s ecosystem. Looking ahead, the biggest opportunity for Atkins is project work in Saudi Arabia, Porter tells Construction Week.