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A cog creating change in its environment graphic

Despite the best of intentions, large,...

Cat Dean

Cat Dean

23 February 2017 / 2 Comment(s)

Tram on Santos Valongo waterfront

Is the Sustainable Urban Development model still...

Ghaith Tibi

Ghaith Tibi

22 December 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

Chart showing seismic activity in the central Pacific area

The creative and productive possibilities offered...

Josh Symonds

Josh Symonds

24 November 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Sewage treatment plant on the Isle of Man

Worldwide, there is a growing understanding of...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

17 November 2016 / 7 Comment(s)

Organising for success: city resilience needs collaboration

Habitat III is the Third United Nations...

Laura Frost

Laura Frost

20 October 2016 / 1 Comment(s)

Urban climate change resilience is vital

In the last decade the understanding of the...

Jo da Silva

Jo da Silva

28 July 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

Use psychology to build better collaborations

With the increasing need to meet emerging...

Natalie Glass

Natalie Glass

25 July 2016 / 7 Comment(s)

Ove Arup and the legacy of Total Design. Penguin Pool, London Zoo. Credit: Peter MacKinven

When Ove Arup first formed the firm Arup,...

Tristram Carfrae

Tristram Carfrae

20 June 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

Wandoo offshore platform. © Stevenson, Kinder & Scott

Offshore infrastructure isn’t just...

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson

19 May 2016 / 1 Comment(s)

Changing face of meetings. © WeWork

I believe that the goal for any building project...

Graham Naylor-Smith

Graham Naylor-Smith

12 May 2016 / 4 Comment(s)

Making innovation real

Faced with ambitious goals but often highly...

Savina Carluccio

Savina Carluccio

21 April 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

Robotic co-worker

I believe we appear to be at the tipping point of...

Lynne Goulding

Lynne Goulding

14 April 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Imaginary poster for use in China marketing Great Northern England as a visitor destination. Arup visualisation

I believe the UK’s Northern Powerhouse is...

Corinne Swain

Corinne Swain

04 April 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Chimneys: one emiting smoke

All eyes will soon be on the approaching COP21...

Harriet O'Brien

Harriet O'Brien

23 November 2015 / 1 Comment(s)

Senior citizens under a tree in Baden-Baden

The global population is ageing at an...

Stefano Recalcati

Stefano Recalcati

05 November 2015 / 5 Comment(s)

Running sequence of a man with a prosthetic leg

Engineers have an increasing role in the medical...

Yin Shan Ho

Yin Shan Ho

03 September 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Water restriction sign on a dry lawn. © Creative Commons Credit: Kevin Cortopassi

You’ve probably heard about the energy...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

24 August 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Energy efficiency levels for buildings

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has...

David Barker

David Barker

13 August 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

M&S Newcastle store with green wall. Credit: David Charlton Photography

Would your retail property withstand a flood,...

Polly Turton

Polly Turton

10 August 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

Screen shot of Collaborative Maps

I think good design is democratic. With...

Josef Hargrave

Josef Hargrave

03 August 2015 / 5 Comment(s)

White sand dunes

Through history, human intelligence has enabled...

Silole Menezes

Silole Menezes

13 July 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Binary code explosion

We’re in the middle of an information...

Tristram Carfrae

Tristram Carfrae

08 June 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Singapore Sports Hub at night. Credit: Darren Soh

It is my opinion that Building Information...

Christopher Pynn

Christopher Pynn

19 March 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

Designers working together. Credit: Julian Richards

The Big Room, also known as the Integrated Center...

Andrew Maher

Andrew Maher

05 January 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Innovation Tower, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Credit: Shui On Construction Company Limited

The legal profession should not be permitted to...

Bethan Onions

Bethan Onions

13 October 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Water inundation inside houses in India. Credit: Anil Kumar.

Climate Week once again highlights one of the...

James Kenny

James Kenny

29 September 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Flooded river in Vietnam

It’s good to talk, and I believe that small...

Simon Power

Simon Power

11 August 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Beijing National Stadium, Olympic Stadium, Beijing

In the Netherlands, where I work, building...

Sander Boogers

Sander Boogers

07 August 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

BIM model of a sludge treatment facility

Opinions differ on exactly how, and indeed how...

Dan Clipsom

Dan Clipsom

31 July 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

musicians playing

I think design is at its best when people can...

Anne Guthrie

Anne Guthrie

06 December 2013 / 6 Comment(s)

HaloIPT vehicle

How do you find the next winning idea, whether...

Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

27 November 2013 / 1 Comment(s)

It is fashionable these days – in the UK at least – to rubbish green building standards and moan that LEED and BREEAM® are stifling good design. But is all the carping an indication that environmental sustainability is finally...

Mel Allwood

Mel Allwood

20 November 2013 / 6 Comment(s)

Sport is competition and competition, for me, should be about sport. In business though I believe there is a better way. It’s called collaboration. I certainly feel that thrill when positioning for a project; getting on the bid list,...

Andrew Pettifer

Andrew Pettifer

16 May 2013 / 1 Comment(s)

'Free 3D printing' sign printed on the 3D printer installed in Arup's London office.

3D printing can make us better designers and...

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

27 February 2013 / 7 Comment(s)

Black and white photo of Lennart Grut, Ted Happold and Peter Rice.

‘What is the role of an engineer?’ I...

Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson

20 December 2012 / 10 Comment(s)

The bridge building team standing on the finished bridge.

Sam Goldwyn once said, “Never make...

Philip Dilley

Philip Dilley

20 December 2012 / 0 Comment(s)

Breaking down the silo mentality ensures that projects embody and represent the full expertise of all those engaged in its design and delivery. The Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) Masters Programme at the University...

Sebastian MacMillan

Sebastian MacMillan

13 September 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

The great intellectual property (IP) debate has been stoked up recently by discussion of issues such as ‘open source’ technology, and also here on Thoughts recently with the slice of anti-IP rhetoric that concluded Tristram...

Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

28 June 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

A view of the Sydney Greenhouse by Joost - diners viewed through windows surrounded by 'living wall's of potted plants.

For those of you who haven’t heard, the...

Joost Bakker

Joost Bakker

28 June 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Graphic showing the word value

In Australia, as elsewhere, public-private...

Katie Wood

Katie Wood

12 April 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

Photovoltaic panels on the roof of BP Headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. Credit Adrian Campbell. Copyright Arup.

The recent news that Kodak has filed for...

Andrew Lerpiniere

Andrew Lerpiniere

09 February 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

A view of the Seville skyline from atop the Metropol Parasol.

The spectacular Metropol Parasol in...

Jan-Peter Koppitz

Jan-Peter Koppitz

26 January 2012 / 1 Comment(s)