Things always look up for Arup Group, a global design and business consulting firm. The company provides engineering, architectural, and planning services worldwide, focusing on building, infrastructure, and consulting projects. Arup Group's service offerings range from acoustics engineering (Arup worked on the Sydney Opera House) to wind engineering (Scotland's Whitlee Windfarm, the largest planned on-shore wind farm in Europe). The company also specializes in transportation infrastructure projects. Arup Group has about 90 offices in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Engineer Ove Arup founded the employee-owned Arup Group in 1946.
Arup Group has broadened its service offerings, branching out into such areas as transaction advice, vehicle design, and security consultation. Diversification has helped it through challenging economic conditions. The company has seen profits lag due to poor market conditions and currency fluctuations. Arup is concentrating its growth in buoyant markets such as Asia and Australasia. The company opened three architecture offices in China in 2011.
The company has worked on many notable projects. It managed the construction of the Eurostar, a high-speed railway between London and Paris. Other recent projects include the Dubai airport, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge in China, and the A30 highway in Montreal. – less