Mark Nelson, Arup

Mark Nelson


  • Global and Americas Vibration Engineering Leader

Mark leads the Advanced Technology and Research group in New York City. 

He has experience across a range of topics such as earthquake-resistant design, wind engineering, vibration/human perception, and portfolio risk assessment; and has worked on tall buildings, long-span bridges, airports, and heritage buildings.

He has a strong interest in risk- and resilience-based design, and promoting higher standards of resilience in our designs and the portfolios of our clients. The REDi Rating System, published by Arup, is an implementation of this philosophy.

He has also been involved in the development and roll-out of the Arup Motion Platform, a tool which simulates vibration and is used to facilitate the design process with a focus on human perception and quality. The platform is now deployed in four offices around the globe, with more to come.