Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, we are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.
Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We shape a better world.
We aim to help our clients meet their business needs by adding value through technical excellence, efficient organisation and personal service.
We provide the engineering and related consultancy services necessary to every stage of a project, from inception to completion and after. Arup people are driven to discover new ways to turn ideas into tangible reality. This passion is behind many of the world’s iconic architectural, engineering, infrastructure and planning projects. It is also behind the firm’s relentless pursuit of technical excellence and willingness to invest in research and innovation.
Throughout the world we aim to provide a consistently excellent multi-disciplinary service, which also incorporates our concern for the environment. Arup is committed to sustainable design, to its increasing incorporation in our projects and to industry-wide sustainability initiatives.
Our businesses are assembled in one of four Markets: Energy, Industry & Resources, Property, Social Infrastructure and Transport. Our professional services are grouped into one of three Practices: Buildings, Consulting and Infrastructure.
Arup’s work goes beyond buildings and infrastructure, however. We collaborated with car manufacturers on the design of the SuperLight car, which uses considerably less energy than the petrol equivalent. Post 9/11, Arup developed a business continuity and resilience practice, as well as security management tools that are now used globally. Arup has also developed a range of proprietary computer modeling tools which it sells around the world, as well as innovations such as our SoundLab®, an aural-realisation tool with which clients can hear subjectively how different design options perform acoustically – before they are actually built.