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Services

Digital

Combining innate knowledge of the built environment with new technologies to shape a better world.

Combining innate knowledge of the built environment with new technologies to shape a better world.

Define a winning digital strategy 

Today every business strategy is digital. Whether you are an airport owner or city planner, we connect digital technology and the right approach to delight your customers and improve your business.

Digital technologies are transforming every aspect of the built environment. We help clients take advantage of this new, connected world. ” Will Cavendish, Arup Will Cavendish Global Digital Services Leader

Digital technologies are disrupting markets and challenging businesses to rethink how they operate, compete, and ultimately shape the built environment. Clients look to us to combine deep domain knowledge and new technologies with strategies that sharpen performance, uncover new business models, and ensure that they thrive in this new, connected world. 

Move from analytics to insights

Businesses produce vast amounts of information yet often struggle to extract actionable insight. Becoming a data-driven business takes both genuine technical expertise, and careful planning and investment. We offer clients knowledge and creative thinking, helping them use data to improve their performance and better manage their assets, such as our work on the Queensferry Crossing and more.

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Digital technologies are challenging businesses to rethink how they operate, compete, and ultimately shape the built environment.

Take advantage of advanced digital technologies

From design to operation, emerging technologies like AI and augmented reality are challenging our assumptions about the built environment. Our clients look to us to integrate these cutting-edge technologies to create new experiences and services, and become leaders in their field.

Operate resilient tech infrastructure

The most ambitious technology and data-driven businesses rely on one thing: certainty. From telecoms to healthcare, we design and implement the most robust, connective technologies that power critical services for millions of users every day. In our work with the University of British Colombia, we used data analytics to answer the question - can you earthquake proof a city?

Below you can explore our digital projects and experience working across all major sectors:

Aviation

Hong Kong Airport, Midfield Concourse

We pushed the limits of sustainable airport design by creating a prototype of the five-level concourse in 3D before construction began. Using Building Information Management (BIM) technology gave stakeholders a single view of every detail of the project. The consistency and certainty this provided allowed us to successfully deploy 35 advanced green technologies to create a seamless passenger experience.

Cities

Energy

SmartGrid Smart City, Australia

The Australian government urgently needed a long-term power strategy to avoid an impending energy crisis – so it turned to Arup for a cost-effective, sustainable solution. By using smart-grid technology, we estimated that Australia could reduce consumption, improve network reliability, and deliver over AU$28bn in economic benefits over a period of 20 years.

Highways

Queensferry Crossing, UK

The Queensferry Crossing is a bridge with the ability to identify problems before they happen. Its 2,000 sensors monitor the impact of weather and motion on the crossing in real-time to support efficient maintenance and pre-emptive interventions. The result is a safer, more cost effective bridge serving 24 million vehicles every year.

Property

Green Pix Zero Energy Media Wall, China

The Media Wall on the Xicui Entertainment Centre in Beijing illustrates how a building façade can be transformed into an energy efficient, public work of art. We integrated the world’s largest LED with China’s first solar powered battery system to create an engaging focal point that captures twice as much solar energy as it consumes.

Rail

High Speed 2, UK

We created an immersive experience in virtual reality and augmented reality to bring the HS2 rail line to life for communities and stakeholders. Accurate photo-realistic representations enabled people to experience how the line will look and feel in ‘real-life’ to improve understanding and expedite decision-making.

Water

Digital Tide, UK

Arup identified the 40 technologies most likely to impact the water industry, helping clients prepare for digital disruption. Our insights will continue to inform process improvements and strategic planning to help the industry shape a more resilient future for the world’s water systems.

BIM: The digital asset is here

BIM is the bedrock of intelligent assets, embedding data in every aspect of a smarter built environment. We create BIM models that go well beyond visualisation, giving clients previously impossible levels of control and driving better user experiences.

Digital tools like data-driven analysis are already helping us improve how assets are designed and constructed. We can enhance the experience of the people who interact with them, and analyse how these assets will perform in future. ” Rick Robinson Rick Robinson Digital Property and Cities Leader