This issue of The Arup Journal begins with the Phoenix Central Library – a 'library for the 21st century'. Arup carried out the building engineering design for this landmark building, which met its complex brief within a tightly-controlled budget.

In South East Asia, our communications team formed a joint venture to carry out research to identify characteristics of 'building intelligence'. This article summarises its findings, defining levels of computer-integration in buildings, and analysing the benefits and costs of integration.

Authors Aidan Eaglestone, Ed Humphreys and Dave Thompson consider the need for revenue forecasting for major transport projects. Their article summarises arguments for the use of various methodologies, and discusses their use on projects in Thailand, Singapore, and the UK.

Other projects covered in this issue include the San Miguel Breweries in Baoding and Hong Kong for which we provided a range of design services, and the rehabilitation of Anderson Road Quarries in Hong Kong. Quarrying had left a major scar on the landscape and Arup was commissioned to carry out a comprehensive study for its rehabilitation, embracing quarry development planning and land formation, engineering design, infrastructure assessment and traffic impact.

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The Arup Journal 1996 - Issue 4