ARUP – adapting to the “new normal”
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the world, our focus has remained the safety and well-being of our people, and the uninterrupted delivery of work to our clients.
In these times, with almost all our staff working remotely, we have needed to think creatively about how we use technology to collaborate, connect with clients and liaise safely with those still working on site, not only to deliver ongoing work, but also on projects directly related to the COVID-19 effort.
These include the Grange Hospital in Cwmbrân, where we worked alongside Gleeds and Laing O’Rourke to help make 384 beds available nearly a year ahead of the hospital’s planned opening.
Our digital teams are also helping our clients reach their stakeholders while everyone is at home. Traditionally, public consultation events held as part of the planning process for new projects have brought people together in halls and assembly rooms. In these challenging times, where these gatherings are not possible, our clients are able to use our virtual exhibitions, which allow the public to access information, view maps and drawings, watch scheme fly throughs and share feedback from any location at any time, offering users the feeling of being in a real consultation environment from the comfort of their home. You can view our virtual demo room here https://virtualengage.arup.com/demo/index.html