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Ove Arup & Partners

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Chronology

1 April 1946

Practice founded in London, UK by Ove Arup. Office in Dublin, Ireland, is opened later in the year.

1949

Ove Arup & Partners formed with Ove Arup, Ronald Jenkins and Andrew Young as partners.

1955

Ove Arup & Partners West Africa formed.

1957

Ove Arup & Partners South Africa formed.

1959

Ove Arup Partners Rhodesia formed.
Library established in London, UK.

1960

Ove Arup & Partners Scotland formed.

1962

Geotechnics Group established in London, UK.

1963

Ove Arup & Partners Ireland and Ove Arup & Partners Sierra Leone formed. Sydney, Australia office opened.

1964

Ove Arup & Partners Australia formed.
Computer Group and Research & Development Group established in London.

1965

Ove Arup & Partners West Africa dissolved.
Ove Arup & Partners Nigeria and Ove Arup & Partners Ghana formed.
Highways and Bridges Group established in London, UK.

1966

Ove Arup & Partners Zambia and Ove Arup & Partners Malaysia formed.

1967

UK Partnership re-formed as Ove Arup & Partners Consulting Engineers and Arup Associates.
Foundation Engineering Section and the Housing Division established in London.

1968

Ove Arup & Partners Jamaica formed.
Traffic Group established in London, UK.
The Joughin Report on the organisation of Ove Arup & Partners received.

1969

Queens Award for Technological Achievement made to Ove Arup & Partners.

1970

Ove Arup Partnership becomes parent firm of Ove Arup & Partners and Arup Associates.
Ove Arup & Partners Singapore formed.
Building Engineering and Project Planning and Site Supervision group established in London, UK.

1974

Offshore Engineering and Fire Engineering Groups established in London, UK.

1976

Mechanical and Electrical Development Group established in London.

1977

Ove Arup Partnership reconstituted with Peter Dunican as Chairman and Jack Zunz as Chairman of Ove Arup & Partners.
Ove Arup dan Rakan Brunei and Ove Arup dan Rakan Sabah formed.
Industrial Engineering and Arup Geotechnics established in London, UK.

1979

Industrial and Offshore Engineering established in London, UK.

1980

Arup Acoustics established in London, UK.

1984

Queen's Award for Export Achievement made to Ove Arup & Partners.

1987

Environmental Services Group and Arup Research & Development established in London, UK.

1989

Arup Facade Engineering established in Sydney, Australia.
The Ove Arup Foundation, a charitable educational trust, established in memory of Ove Arup.
Communications & Information Technology Group established in London, UK.

1990

Arup MMLS (Turkey) formed.
Project Management Services Group established in London, UK.

1991

Arup GmbH established.

1992

Ove Arup Partnership becomes a private unlimited liability company owned in trust for the benefit of the employees.
Arup Facade Engineering and Controls & Commissioning groups established in London, UK.
British Consultants Bureau Consultant of the Year Award, Class 2 given to Ove Arup & Partners as Joint Winner.

1993

British Consultants Bureau Consultant of the Year Award Class 3: British Small Consultancy Firm Award given to Arup Economics & Planning.

1994

Queens Award for Export Achievement made to Ove Arup Partnership.
British Consultants Bureau Consultancy Firm of the Year Award.
British Consultants Bureau Consistent British Consultancy Achievement Award.
British Consultants Bureau Consultant of the Year Award Class 1: Individual Consultant Commendation to Mark Bostock.

1995

Queens Award for Export Achievement made to Ove Arup Partnership.
British Consultants Bureau Consultancy Firm of the Year Award given to Ove Arup & Partners.

1996

Reformation of the Partnership. The firm is headed by a Policy Board over five Operational Boards: Building Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Planning & Civil Engineering, East Asia and Operations Boards.

1997

Launch of Arup Energy and Arup Transport as worldwide businesses.
The One Arup initiative results in the new Board of The Arup Partnerships.

1998

1998 RKL-Arup established as the firms water engineering business following the merger with Rofe Kennard & Lapworth.
Formation of the Corporate Services Board.
The Planning and Civil Engineering Division becomes the Transport Division.

1999

Ove Arup Partnership becomes a limited company.
Merger with Design Research Associates Ltd within the Advanced Technology Group to form DRAL-Arup, providing services in vehicle design and styling.
Merger with BMP Communications to work with Arup Communications in providing strategic telecommunications services.

2000

Australasia Board established as the sixth operational Board.
Merger with NAPA to form Arup NAPA, providing services in the Airports sector.
Transport Division renamed Infrastructure Division.
Merger with Jolyon Drury Consultants to form Arup-JDC, providing materials handling and logistics services.
Queens Award for Export Achievement awarded to Ove Arup Partnership Ltd.

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  • Firm-ID
    1000001
  • Date created
    01/01/1999
  • Last Update
    05/11/2014