We bring together engineers and materials specialists of the highest technical calibre to develop inventive, practical and sustainable solutions to complex problems. Working with wide-ranging clients – in the building design, infrastructure, automotive, rail and energy sectors – we push ourselves to find better solutions through insight, innovation and integration.

We are experts in the design, assessment and advanced numerical analysis of concrete, steel and timber structures with specialist knowledge in existing buildings, moving structures, and structures for renewable energy. Our services range from in depth design advice, to seismic and dynamic analysis, and structural health monitoring. We are also leaders in the computer aided engineering of electric vehicles and nuclear fuel packages.

Insights through research and analysis-led design

Research and advanced analysis are central to our work – we bring to bear the sharpest insight to address challenging problems such as life extension of offshore wind farms through intelligent data analytics. 

Our numerical simulation and optimisation capability is pre-eminent in analysis-led design. We apply it to improve performance and economy, and enable the design of landmark structures like the Scalpel in London and the La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and also in the development of new products such as the electric London taxi.

In catastrophic risk management, our analytical and engineering skills bring greater accuracy to prediction of risk exposure, resulting in insurance savings or improved mitigation for clients such as the Cabot Corporation.


Arup identifies opportunities for new design approaches, products and ventures by challenging traditional thinking. Our specialist structural engineering experts are pushing forward international design practice. In design for dynamic and environmental loads, our leading wind, vibration and seismic expertise produce advancements that reduce cost, and improve performance and sustainability, including inventive damping systems.

We bring together multidisciplinary teams to design and analyse structural and mechanical systems, from moving stadium roofs to carbon capture machines and vehicle battery systems.