Arup Fellow enters Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame

Brad Ryan Former UKIMEA Press Officer,London
16 October 2018

Arup Fellow and Global Bridge Leader, Naeem Hussain, has been inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame for his work in leading the concept and reference design of Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing – the longest spanning three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world.

Naeem’s induction was announced at the annual Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS) James Watt dinner, held in Glasgow.

Selected by an independent panel representing Scottish engineering institutions, academies, museums and archiving organisations, inductees are chosen for their contribution to world-beating engineering innovation that has led to massive improvements in the quality of life and economy in Scotland, the United Kingdom and world-wide.

Educated in both an engineering and architecture, Naeem joined Arup in 1969 and has over 56 years’ experience of structural civil and bridge engineering works around the world.

"We are delighted to welcome Naeem into this pantheon of Scottish Engineering achievement. The Queensferry Crossing is already an iconic addition to Scotland’s engineering heritage, much admired across the world. Our three Forth Bridges are emblematic of three centuries of world-leading bridge design, and the new bridge sits comfortably, and proudly, alongside its neighbours. Naeem’s concept survived a complex construction process and he deserves the credit for his engineering flair in creating a beautiful, functional structure."

Gordon Masterton, Chairman of Judges for the Hall of Fame.