FIRST is East Asia Arup University’s flagship magazine that showcases our achievements in foresight, innovation, research, sharing and training.
Digital transformation in the architecture, engineering and construction sector has created unparalleled opportunities for improvement in performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
In this issue, we take a close look at how Arup has been driving digitalisation across all disciplines for the betterment of the built environment.
From supporting Hong Kong’s smart cities initiatives to improving building energy efficiency and occupier well-being, and from enhancing infrastructure planning and monitoring to accelerating the shift towards smart mobility across East Asia, we have developed innovative digital solutions that make cities more sustainable and resilient.
All these can be traced back to 2018 when we created a roadmap to support digital transformation initiatives at every level of our organisation. A digital executive board was also formed for the East Asia region to formulate and execute a regional digital transformation strategy.
This top-down strategy is helping move us from vision to action — ensuring everyone across Arup recognises the digital opportunities available and makes them part of their daily activity through various task forces, programmes, training and workshops, research funding support and collaborations with external ventures and universities.
In addition to showcasing how our efforts have come to bear fruit, this issue also features some of our recent research works as well as stories of Peng Liu and Young Wong, who shared their career journey, professional insights and project excellence.