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Arup recognised for digital innovation by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce

Natalie Cameron Natalie Cameron Australasia Press Office,Sydney
7 June 2022

Arup has received the prestigious Technology & Innovation Award at the 2022 British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC)’s Business Excellence Awards held in Kuala Lumpur.

The Technology & Innovation Award was given to Arup in recognition of the firm’s success in pioneering innovative technology and embedding digitalisation across its disciplines in order to drive optimum outcomes for our clients and stakeholders, while also contributing to Malaysia’s productivity and driving economic growth.

“This award goes to our clients and collaborators who support and trust our advice backed by digital, as well as our own members who relentlessly adopt digital and find creative solutions that enable us to tackle complex problems and deliver design excellence as we strive to create a more sustainable world,” Lawrence Yeap, Malaysia Country Leader said.

“From virtually constructing complex multidisciplinary designs using Building Information Modelling (BIM) and engaging stakeholders in determining wayfinding schemes of rail stations using Virtual Reality (VR) technology; to creating parametrically designed airport roofs and digitising data collection for asset management, we are focused on transforming the way we work in the built environment by harnessing the power and opportunity of digital,” Wong Sik Kwang, Malaysia Digital Transformation Pillar Leader added.

The third edition of the prestigious Business Excellence Awards recognised and celebrated the outstanding work and results achieved by corporations of UK and Malaysia across a range of achievement categories.

In presenting the awards, BMCC said, “This award category saw submissions of many interesting uses of technology, especially with the pandemic we have all experienced over the past two years. However, the judges felt that Arup’s use of disruptive innovative technologies to increase efficiency and integration of virtual reality into their engagement with stakeholders creates the differentiating factor to win this award.”

“I believe the disruptive application of Science, Technology and Innovation are the catalysts that will provide solutions to the problems we face in the world today, including our government’s aspiration to be a carbon neutral country by 2050,” said YB Dato' Sri Dr. Adham Bin Baba, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) who was the Guest of Honour presenting the award during the event.

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Malaysia Country Leader, Lawrence Yeap (centre) receiving the award from the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, YB Dato' Sri Dr. Adham Bin Baba