Civil engineering

We coordinate every aspect of engineering skill to guide lasting success in development.

Restoring Manchester’s derelict waterfront, treating Hong Kong’s sanitary sewage in a neighbour-friendly facility and replacing the highway up to the Golden Gate Bridge where it runs through a US National Park – these projects all show how civil engineering can help improve communities.

Communities around the world are increasingly expecting public infrastructure and site development projects to be designed and constructed in ways that respect their values. Clients therefore appreciate how Arup’s civil engineers bring focus to the distinct planning, design, management and delivery activities that must come together if projects are to enhance quality of life for the communities they serve.

Multifaceted vision

Our civil engineering clients plan, build and own an extraordinarily diverse portfolio from site developments to water systems, and from energy facilities to transport networks. Their needs vary from select civil engineering skills, such as grading and drainage, to full management and execution of civil engineering design.

Arup’s specialists cover the entire range of civil engineering needs. For large coordinated design efforts, our project leaders empathetically coordinate diverse specialists to deliver designs that realise our client’s goals.

Efficiency particularly dominates the conversation with today’s clients. Efficient use of capital, land, operating budgets and natural resources are common themes. Often, efficiency translates into expanded project value. The developers of New Songdo City, for example, asked Arup to engineer South Korea’s first seawater canal to serve multiple functions – as an urban cooling mechanism, a transport link, a natural habitat and an amenity for the City.

Skills for a complex world

Whether facing pressure from the community for civil engineering works that are sympathetic to their neighbourhoods or shareholder demands to generate revenue sooner through carefully phased construction, clients need solutions that help them stay in front.

Clients expect the best global standards in civil engineering. They want designs that draw on the latest in research and which customise tested solutions for individual requirements.

We can help because Arup’s sophisticated knowledge management networks connect our civil engineers around the world. By sharing experience, we can tailor the best tested solution to fit a local client’s project. Arup too funds and does research that defines and shares leading technology and thinking – and is always focused on delivering value to clients.

We also help clients visually articulate value to the community, and in approvals processes, by combining our experience in stakeholder engagement with leading skills in virtual modelling.

Because Arup meets all these expectations, clients bring us wide-ranging challenges – from heritage-sensitive infrastructure renewal in Bucharest’s historical centre to boundary-pushing engineering for Marina Bay Sands® Integrated Resort, Singapore.



MBS © Darren SohMarina Bay Sands® integrated resort

Three hotel towers, floating crystal pavilions and lotus-inspired museum.