Engineering and consulting firm furthers commitment to Canadian market
MONTREAL, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering
and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and
sustainable designs, announced today that it has opened an office in
Montreal, Quebec. Active in Canada since 2000 when it opened its
Toronto location, Arup has had a presence in Montreal to deliver the
design of the recently opened Autoroute 30. The office will be led by
Associate Principals Martin Landry, QAA and Douglas Balmer, and will
deliver engineering and consulting services to the Quebec market.
"Our new Montreal office further establishes Arup's commitment and
investment in the Canadian market, and increases our ability to provide
the highest-quality service to clients in multiple market sectors,"
said Andrew McAlpine, principal at Arup. "We are excited to formalize
and expand our presence in this vibrant community. We have had a warm
welcome here and experienced growing interest in what Arup offers."
Arup embraces the ideal of total design: the integration of the design
and construction processes and the interdependence of all the
professions involved. A driving force within the firm since its
founding in 1946, this idea supports the creative nature of engineering
design, the value of innovation and the social purpose of design.
Furthermore, Arup's independent ownership structure leads to
clear-sighted, thoughtful decisions about its priorities as a business
and a member of society and enables principled advice that puts the
needs of clients and communities at the forefront.
Arup's recent projects in Quebec include the Autoroute 30 (A30), the 42
km highway including nine interchanges, twin two-km-long bridges, 29
other bridges, and a 100-m tunnel beneath the Soulanges Canal; a number
of assignments over many years planning the growth and development of
Mirabel, Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau and Jean Lessage International
Airports; and working as part of a team with PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC) to establish the business case for replacement of the Champlain
Bridge. Other projects in Canada include design of two stations on the
Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension in Toronto, planning and
engineering associated with the redevelopment of Toronto's waterfront,
and design of two stadiums and the velodrome being used for the 2015
Pan/Parapan American Games.
Key contact and office location information includes
1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 2001
Montreal, Quebec H3B 2C4
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most
prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Its
engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world.
Arup opened its first US office 25 years ago, and now employs 1,000 in
the Americas. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of
values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence
and collaborative approach. The people at Arup are driven to find a
better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (www.arup.com)
For further information:
Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM
Rhino Public Relations
Rebecca Maloney, LEED AP, CPSM