On the morning of March 23th, the School of Civil Engineering and Transportation and the Arup Engineering Consulting Company held a ceremony for the signing of an industrial-academic-research cooperation agreement in the Traffic Building.
At the symposium, Su Cheng, Assistant to the President of SCUT and Dean of the School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, pointed out that the both sides have carried out a wide range of cooperation over the past four years. By participating in the guidance of students’ papers, college research and other ways, Arup provided a solid support to the school in personnel training and scientific research development. Through the signing of the new memorandum of cooperation, Dean Su hoped that the cooperation of the both sides could be uplifted to a new height. After that, he briefly introduced the college graduate training system, and discussed the possibility of the cooperation between the two sides in terms of graduate training.
Dr. Rick Tsui, the Research & Development Director of the Arup Engineering Consulting Company, said the cooperation is significant, and it could lead to a win-win situation and provide a greater platform for the school and students. The two sides agreed that they should adhere to the win-win principle of mutual benefit, lay stress on effectiveness and the long-term extensive cooperation, make full use of their respective resources advantages, and boost the school-enterprise cooperation ultimately. In addition to guiding the design project of year 4 students and arranging internships, cooperation between both sides could be deepened by many other ways, such as workshop and industrial-academic-research cooperation.
The school collaborated with Arup on the Large Traffic Data Lab and the Building Lifecycle Management Virtual Simulation (BIM) Center. Relevant members introduced the latest research results in many fields, such as the electric scooter applicability, virtual reality, unmanned aerial vehicles and 3D laser scanners, and so forth. Then the members of Arup visited the newly built Building Lifecycle Management Virtual Simulation (BIM) Center, and discussed about the deepen cooperation in the field of BIM in the future.
Arup, founded in 1946 in London, is one of the world’s largest and the most successful engineering consulting company. Arup now has over 92 offices across Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and South East Asia. Arup employs more than 12,000 people globally. Many of the projects involved in Arup are renowned in the international community, including the Sydney Opera House and Hong Kong International Airport, which are at the top ten architectural buildings of the 20th century. Many Other projects of Arup are also received high reputation, such as Centre National d'art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Kansai International Airport, Hong Kong HSBC Bank Building, the British National Museum expansion project and the Royal Opera House.
Arup has participated in China’s domestic projects since 1976 and has serviced for more than 100 projects, including the well-known China 2008 Beijing Olympic Games National Stadium, the National Swimming Center (Water Cube) and so on.
Written by School of Civil Engineering and Transportation
Edited by Xu Peimu