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WHAT WE DO

Innovative, sustainable and Intelligent solutions

In today’s world, globalisation, urbanisation and climate change represent three of the biggest global challenges – and they all have a profound effect on mobility. The need to create denser, well-functioning residential environments within existing urban areas and new green field sites require planning and engineering solutions that are sustainable, innovative and cost-effective...

Good transportation planning and traffic engineering design will seamlessly support and sustain development and activity. We deliver high levels of service resulting in mutually beneficial outcomes and experiences for all parties involved, and achieve the best return on investment for our clients - both in the short and long term.

We think strategically, because transport is about people - what they do and how they do it.  For us, transport is about journeys.  And - whether strategy or policy development, motorway improvement, commercial activity, alternative or mixed mode travel, - always, our focus is on making each and every journey remarkable.

The Field of Transport

Transportation helps shape an area’s economic health and quality of life. Not only does the transportation system provide for the mobility of people and goods, it also influences patterns of growth and economic activity by providing access to land. The performance of the system affects public policy concerns like air quality, environmental resource consumption, social equity, land use, urban growth, economic development, safety, and security. Transportation planning recognizes the critical links between transportation and other societal goals. The planning process is more than merely listing highway and transit capital projects. It requires developing strategies for operating, managing, maintaining, and financing the area’s transportation system in such a way as to advance the area’s long-term goals.

Our solutions are delivered through 5 key traditional avenues of Planning, Engineering, Economics, Environment and Management.

Planning

Transport planning can be the key to unlocking the value of land. At FAO Consulting, we have a clear understanding of the relationship between public policy and project needs. We work with planners, developers, urban designers, architects and operators, as well as multidisciplinary engineering teams, to develop and negotiate the right solutions and also to ensure that all transport modes are provided for at the early stages of a project.

Engineering

Transportation Systems are the building blocks of modern society. Efficient and safe movement of information, people, goods, and services ensures a thriving economy and such mobility improves quality of life. However, transportation systems by their very nature affect the environment through operations, construction, facility maintenance, as well as through the travel behaviours that they encourage. Therefore focus must not only be on efficient and safe design and operations but also on the link between travel behaviour, urban form, and environmental quality.Transportation Systems are the building blocks of modern society. Efficient and safe movement of information, people, goods, and services ensures a thriving economy and such mobility improves quality of life. However, transportation systems by their very nature affect the environment through operations, construction, facility maintenance, as well as through the travel behaviours that they encourage. Therefore focus must not only be on efficient and safe design and operations but also on the link between travel behaviour, urban form, and environmental quality.

Experience in providing highways and transportation input during the master plan process on a range of issues including access, road alignment, pedestrian and cycle connections, public transport provision, parking and traffic management. This involves developing a good working relationship with the urban design, planning and landscape members of the team in particular. Advice on access, capacity, accessibility and sustainability issues can be provided at an early stage of development as part of a feasibility study.

Economics

Efficient transport is a critical component of economic development, globally and nationally. Transport availability affects global development patterns and can be a boost or a barrier to economic growth within individual nations. Transportation investments link factors of production together in a web of relationships between producers and consumers to create a more efficient division of production, leverage geographical comparative advantage, and provide the means to expand economies of scale and scope.

FAO Consulting has specific expertise in considering the benefits of transport investments where standard models do not give the full picture.  With this in mind, we develop new methods of assessment and analysis which allow policymakers or investors to understand the potential impacts of investing in transport infrastructure.

Environment

As human beings, we rely on the nature around us to supply basic necessities such as food and water. Global challenges including urbanisation, climate change and extreme weather conditions make the need for preserving our natural resources increasingly evident. The management of natural resources, for instance, has become a global concern and a priority for future sustainable development.

Transport has significant detrimental effects on the built and natural environment, and hence on
individuals’ lives. It also contributes significantly to global warming. On both these counts, transport will be unsustainable in the medium to long term without mitigation measures. The environmental aspects of transport sustainability are concerned with atmospheric and noise pollution, land take, resource use, the effects of waste disposal on the natural environment, and the effects of the above on humans, flora and fauna. These environmental aspects of transport cover the full life-cycle of transport. The largest impacts come from transport use, but the effects from development and construction of infrastructure and vehicles, as well as the waste from their disposal, add to the environmental costs of transport.

Management

Organisations find themselves in a difficult balancing act on two fronts: While deploying ambitious growth strategies and catering for rapidly changing customer needs, they have to effectively manage their operational setup and push for streamlined processes or economies of scale.

Public and private transport organisations must respond to a complex mix of economic, social and environment challenges.  FAO Consulting understands the financial and operational drivers behind the transport sector. This enables us to offer a wide range of technical advisory services, from risk management to strategic development.

Contact Us

Head Office
3 Obasa Road,
Off Oba Akran Avenue  
Ikeja  
P.O. Box 800, Marina
Lagos, Nigeria

Ibadan Office
Old Testing Ground - Eleyele
Eleyele Road, Ibadan

T: +234 1 454 6350  | M: +234 708 675 6170  
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