ARUP, one of the world’s leading global brands in providing professional consultancy services visited the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in December to discuss future collaboration in the field of structural engineering.
The meeting between Dr. Naveed Anwar and ARUP General Manager Mr. Jason Simpson was in continuation of their preliminary discussion during the Future of Rail 2050 in November 2014. Dr. Naveed invited Mr. Simpson to visit AIT after ARUP’s special presentation during the event.
Dr. Naveed introduced AIT’s broad expertise in technology, engineering, environment, development, and management, to which Mr. Simpson commented that “AIT has no competition in the region.” He further expressed interest to collaborate with AIT in projects particularly in Wind Tunnel Testing.
Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first caught the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It is the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative projects including Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, Millennium Bridge, London, UK, UTC Farm, Plateau State, Nigeria, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, California High Speed Rail, USA, and many others.
In Asia, it combines local knowledge and insight with global expertise to provide clients with access to a full range of skills and experience across the firm. ARUP’s regional headquarters was established in Hong Kong in 1976 and has been active in Asia for over 35 years. Some of its notable projects in Asia includes the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues in China, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in India, Osaka Maritime Museum in Japan, Incheon Bridge in Korea, St. Francis Shangri-la Place in the Philippines, MRTA North in Thailand, Times Square in Vietnam and many other large developments.