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Arid cities urged to adopt climate responsive design solutions

By: Anine Kilian     22nd June 2018 A new research report by multinational professional services firm Arup highlights the need for cities in arid and semi-arid climates, like Cape Town, to not only manage their scarce water resources better, but to promote smarter ways of living in arid urban environments through climate responsive... 

Rethinking Cities In ARID Environments

21st June 2018 Cape Town’s prolonged water shortage has thrown into sharp relief the need for the city and its residents to be proactive in the long-term management of its water demand and consumption, and to build a more water resilient future.  A new research report by Arup highlights the need for cities in... 

Twinsaver opens Kliprivier plant, now largest tissue manufacturer in sub-Saharan Africa 

14th June 2018 Tissue manufacturer the Twinsaver Group last month opened a new manufacturing plant in Klipriver, on the border of the Midvaal and Ekurhuleni municipalities. Marleny Arnoldi tells us more. 

Camp Adventure Park observation tower, Denmark

By: Sheila Barradas     8th June 2018 Camp Adventure Park plans to build a 45-m-tall observation tower at the treetop adventure park. 

Arup Logistics Specialist Wins Saice 2018 Chairman’s Award

17th May 2018 Gerard de Villiers, logistics specialist at Arup in SA, was awarded the 2018 Chairman’s Award for outstanding professional contribution to the Transportation Engineering Division of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), at a luncheon held recently in Johannesburg. “It is an... 

Arup Celebrates Success At The 2018 MCA Awards

3rd May 2018 Arup has won the award for Social and Environmental Value and has been highly commended in both the Best Use of Thought Leadership and Strategy categories. The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) awards are highly regarded as a benchmark for quality and best practice within the industry. 

Personalised Experiences, Neighbourhood ‘Live Sites’ And Temporary Venues Help Create More Inclusive, Cost-Effective Olympic Games Predicts Arup

3rd May 2018 Design, engineering and consulting firm Arup, has been involved in some of the best-known sporting destinations from the Singapore Sports Hub, through to the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube in Beijing and many of the venues and long-terms plans for London 2012 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic... 

New 3d Printed House Points The Way To A More Sustainable Construction Industry

3rd May 2018 Arup and CLS Architects unveiled 3D Housing 05 – a new 3D printed house in central Milan – as part of the Salone del Mobile design festival. Printed on-site by a portable robot, the house showcases the role 3D printing can play in reducing construction waste; it increases efficiencies during the... 

Concrete 3D printed house showcased in Milan

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th April 2018 Multinational professional services firm Arup and US-based CLS Architects this week unveiled a new concrete three-dimensional (3D) printed house in central Milan, as part of the Salone del Mobile design festival.  

Icone Tower, the Philippines

By: Sheila Barradas     30th March 2018 Bases Conversion and Development Authority is building a 275-m-tall tower in Bonifacio Global City, Manila. 

Oaklands Crossing project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     16th March 2018 The Oaklands Crossing will end more than 40 years of daily traffic jams. 

Terrapinn events inspire and transform business.

7th March 2018 We’ve been sparking ideas, innovations and relationships that transform business for over 30 years. Using our global footprint, we bring innovators, disrupters and change agents together. Discussing and demonstrating the technology, strategies and personalities that are changing the way the world... 

Tower of Light, UK

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd March 2018 Manchester City Council and Vital Energi are building a flue tower and façade enclosing Vital Energi’s combined heat and power plant. 

Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd February 2018 The Port of Brisbane plans to build a new cruise terminal that will enable the world's largest cruise ships to visit Brisbane. 

DevEx seeks to raise project development funds

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th January 2018 Exploration firm DevEx Resources on Monday announced a one-for-two non-renounceable rights issue to raise up to $2.84-million for its lithium and copper/gold projects. The company said it planned to fast track drilling at its projects, including the recently identified lithium anomaly at the... 

New Acute Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital redevelopment, China

By: Sheila Barradas     10th November 2017 The New Acute Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital redevelopment is being undertaken to cope with Hong Kong’s growing and ageing population. 

Federal Highway 58n extension, Germany

By: Sheila Barradas     10th November 2017 The Arup–BUNG Ingenieure joint venture is planning the new construction for the extension of Federal Highway 58n. 

Arup and Bechtel partner with Rwandan community to build a bridge to safety

1st November 2017 A team from Arup and Bechtel joined Bridges to Prosperity and members of the local community to build a 64-metre pedestrian footbridge in Nyaruguru, South Rwanda.   The Uwimpfizi footbridge over the river Basubira is the largest suspended footbridge Bridges to Prosperity has delivered to date.... 

Interstate-405 improvement project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     27th October 2017 The Orange County Transportation Authority plans improve about 26 km of Interstate-405, in California. 

Organic Waste Could Provide The Building Materials Of The Future, Arup Report Shows

23rd October 2017 Cities could tackle the global problem of rising levels of waste and depleted resources by using organic waste, such as bananas, potatoes and maize as building materials, Arup predicts.   Globally the construction industry is one of the largest users of raw materials; in the UK alone it accounts... 

Park Square mixed-use office and retail development, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th October 2017 Park Square will serve as one of Nedbank’s flagship campuses in KwaZulu-Natal. 

V&A Waterfront Silo district project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th October 2017 The project has been completed. 

Forth Replacement Crossing project, Scotland

By: Sheila Barradas     6th October 2017 The Queensferry Crossing bridge was officially opened on September 7. 

Location Analysis Essential For Effective Supply Chain Development

4th October 2017 “Supply chains compete, not products, commodities or companies. All nodes and links in a supply chain should be engaged and integrated to be able to provide seamless and transparent logistics services from origin to destination,” said Gerard de Villiers recently at the Australian Rail... 

Following My Dream And Making A Difference

15th September 2017 “It is increasingly important to me to use my career as a tool to address the challenges we face in our current environment. My final year Mechanical Engineering thesis, a wave-powered desalinator, was motivated by addressing water scarcity,” says Kausar Khan, engineer for renewable energy... 

Jacobs Arup JV and Transport Scotland Deliver Queensferry Crossing

8th September 2017 Royal opening of largest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation DALLAS – Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and Arup celebrate the official opening of the Queensferry Crossing by Her Majesty The Queen. The Jacobs Arup Joint Venture (JV) has worked with Transport Scotland since 2007 to... 

Arup Invests In Professional Development

17th August 2017 Two delegates from Arup recently participated in the Property Development Programme, a two-week intensive course run by the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in association with the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA).   Matthew Lilley, senior structural engineer... 

Arup Structural Engineering Expertise Highly Commended By Saice

16th August 2017 The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) recognised Arup with a Highly Commended Award in the Structural Engineering Project Division for their work on the PwC Tower, at the Most Outstanding Project Awards ceremony hosted by SAICE, Johannesburg Branch.   “Our unique contribution... 

Bruce Highway upgrade – Caloundra road to Sunshine motorway, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     28th July 2017 The project will transform the Caloundra road interchange into a diverging diamond interchange, the first to be built in Australia. 

Engineering firm appointed for Umhlanga development

By: David Oliveira     14th July 2017 Multidisciplinary engineering firm Arup announced last month that it had been appointed to supply multidisciplinary engineering services to the iconic mixed-use office and retail development Park Square, in Umhlanga New Town Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal.  The project is being developed by financial... 

LocHal project, Netherlands

By: Sheila Barradas     7th July 2017 The project plans to redevelop a 75 ha railway area in Tilburg. 

Park upgrades provide community upliftment

By: Robyn Wilkinson     30th June 2017 The construction of two 35 m pedestrian bridges is under way in Paterson Park, completing the final phase of an upgrade project that will provide the community of Norwood, in Johannesburg, with a visually pleasing and functional recreational environment. 

Museums in the digital age

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th June 2017 This report is a product of Arup Foresight + Research + Innovation. The Arup F+R+I team identifies and monitors trends and issues likely to have a significant impact upon the built environment and society at large. We research and raise awareness about the major challenges affecting the built... 

PwC Tower receives commendation in Fulton Awards

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd June 2017 The PwC Tower, in Midrand, which is nearing completion, has received a commendation in the buildings greater than three storeys category at the 2017 biennial Fulton Awards, hosted by the Concrete Society of South Africa. The PwC Tower is the twenty-fourth tallest twisted building in the world and... 

Final Year Achiever Participates At Cambridge

19th June 2017 The Arup Education Trust’s (AET) top final year achiever for 2016, Comfort Matlakala, recently visited the University of Cambridge to take part in the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) programme. The AET was launched in South Africa in 2011 and owns 30% of Arup Pty (Ltd).... 

Investment In Correct Infrastructure Is Key To Economic Growth

15th June 2017 “Think big but act small in the early stages,” said Arup director Damane Hlalele at the Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum held in May 2017 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand. “Investing heavily in incorrect infrastructure and/or in the wrong place can hinder economic growth... 

Multidisciplinary Engineering From Arup On Park Square Project

15th June 2017 Arup has been appointed to supply multidisciplinary engineering services to the iconic mixed-use office and retail development, Park Square situated in the heart of Umhlanga New Town Centre, north of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal.  The project is being developed by Nedport Developments (Pty) Ltd, a... 

Binnenhof complex renovation project, the Netherlands

By: Sheila Barradas     19th May 2017 The Binnenhof complex requires large-scale renovation to ensure the safety of employees and visitors to the complex. 

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