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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. 

Terrapinn events inspire and transform business.

     18th October 2017 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... 

V&A Waterfront Silo district project, South Africa

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

Bunch of old bananas or building materials of the future?

By: Reuters     12th October 2017 Potatoes reborn as insulation, peanuts processed into partition boards and mushroom bricks that grow in five days - just some of the ways the building trade could change its wasteful ways and construct virtuous new cities. In a report released on Wednesday, international engineering firm Arup set... 

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. 

Fehmarnbelt fixed link project, Germany

By: Sheila Barradas     12th May 2017 The project entails the construction of the world’s longest immersed tunnel of its type for road and rail transport. 

Pumped hydroelectric storage project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     21st April 2017 The project entails the construction of a pumped-storage project that uses seawater. 

Pumped hydroelectric storage project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     31st March 2017 Arup is investigating the potential of building a pumped hydroelectric storage project using seawater.  

PiA Solar

     24th March 2017 Established in 2012, PiA Solar designs, manufactures and installs mounting systems for the solar photovoltaic industry, including the ContourR+ single-axis tracker and fixed tilt structures. The company also undertakes a full range of projects for the rooftop market.   To date, PiA has installed... 

Salani Sithole

     17th March 2017 This week we feature Salani Sithole, Managing Director of consulting engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV South Africa   

Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2017 Motorists on the N1 have had a front-row seat as accounting firm PwC’s 28-storey office building rose from the veld at the Waterfall City development, in Gauteng. Launching in February 2018, the high-rise building is potentially spearheading a new central business district (CBD) between... 

Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2017 Accounting firm PwC’s Waterfall City-based 28-storey office building, launching in February 2018, has the potential to spearhead the new central business district (CBD) of Gauteng. Located between Midrand and Woodmead, off the Alandale interchange on the N1 highway, the R1.5-billion skyscraper... 

Power & Electricity World Africa 2017

     9th March 2017 Africa’s largest power and electricity show - Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 celebrates its 20th anniversary. The show welcomes over 7000 attendees and hosts a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. Taking place in Johannesburg South Africa, this is a... 

JV completes Phase 1 of subway line

     3rd March 2017 Integrated firm AECOM and global firm Arup celebrated the completion of the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) earlier this year. It is the first major expansion of New York City subway system done by the AECOM-Arup Joint Venture (JV) in... 

Arup Appoints New Leader For Building Engineering Team

     10th February 2017 Arup has appointed Heath Andersen as Leader for Building Engineering in Johannesburg.   Effective 1st February 2017, Heath Andersen will be the new Leader for Building Engineering at Arup South Africa. Andersen said “This role focuses on identifying and facilitating business opportunities for the... 

Championing Delivery

By: Tracy Hancock     3rd February 2017 Founder of black-empowered consulting engineering firm PD Naidoo & Associates Pragalathan Dhanapalan (Dempsey) Naidoo may be retiring from Mott MacDonald, but the civil engineering industry and business world, he tells Tracy Hancock of Engineering News, has not yet seen the last of him. 

Arup collaborates for community engagement through design

     27th January 2017 The recently opened Isivivana Centre in the developing central business district of Khayelitsha, Cape Town will be home to numerous activist organisations as well as community services.  Arup provided multidisciplinary building engineering services for the design of the centre, with a focus on... 

Probolinggo liquefied natural gas terminal conversion project, Indonesia

By: Sheila Barradas     27th January 2017 The project involves the development of a new 2.4-million-tonne a year liquefied natural gas terminal. 

Dutch Windwheel project, the Netherlands

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 The Dutch Windwheel will be a 174 m iconic building and will comprise two three-dimensional rings, with a light and open steel and glass construction. 

Next four years critical to meeting Paris agreement targets

     10th January 2017 New report provides concrete recommendations for cities to meet aggressive goals and halt climate change On 1 December 2016 in Mexico City, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and consultants Arup outlined the first emission reduction plan in order to meet the most ambitious Paris... 

Arup Appoints BIM Leader for Southern Africa

     9th December 2016 Arup has appointed Nic Karassavas as their BIM Leader for Southern Africa. Karassavas brings significant experience in initiating, managing and developing projects within a BIM environment as a result of having worked on a wide range of building and infrastructure projects as a principal, manager... 

Consolidation provides opportunity for development

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th December 2016 With low growth in the South African economy, there is a trend in both the commercial office and industrial property sectors towards consolidation and the relocation of existing operations to well-connected locations, says consulting engineering firm Arup. 

Weak economy leading to underbidding by engineering firms

By: Irma Venter     9th December 2016 South Africa’s struggling economy has increased the pressure on engineering firms to underbid on larger projects, says Arup Southern Africa leader Poya Rasekhi. This, however, often leads to poor design and staff burn-out, which almost inevitably ensures that the final price tag ends up being... 

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