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Digital Studio

Our digital studio works to develop innovative solutions to help you capitalise on the power of data in the built environment.


Arup has long led the way in digital innovation in the built environment. Our digital studio uses industry leading expertise to provide consultancy services and ground breaking solutions that can use data to improve performance, enhance sustainability and encourage collaboration.

For example, our Arup Inspect iPad app is revolutionising site inspections and audits. By enabling users to capture project data accurately and share it immediately with stakeholders.

Making the invisible visible

The work of our digital studio is the direct result of the research we fund and the innovation we foster amongst our people. A digital approach enables us to apply innovation across projects, freeing data from spreadsheets so it can be used to drive improvement.

The culmination of two years of research, Office Realtime generates data visualisations that encourage sustainable behaviour change. It displays statistics such as office copying and printing, computer use, energy and water consumption and the number of people cycling to work each day. By benchmarking these figures against industry norms, Office Realtime gives people targets that produce measurable improvements.

Our tailor-made, web-based Programme Delivery Dashboard supported a major London regeneration project. It defined the programme for delivery, ensuring that the cumulative effects of the project could be easily understood and their delivery tracked and managed – all in real-time.

Enabling collaboration

Our studio has embraced technology to create tools to enable unprecedented levels of collaboration. For example, we’re using building information modelling (BIM) to transform the way that we design cities, buildings and systems, improving performance throughout their life-cycle. Meanwhile, our Collaborative Community Map is increasing participation in community engagement activities, and helping project teams map their comments.

We create digital tools collaboratively, working with our partners to adapt an existing tool to match their needs or even creating a completely new digital service.

Whatever the challenge, we welcome approaches from organisations eager to collaborate on digital innovation.

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Global contact

  • Dan Hill
  • Global Digital Studio Leader

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Office paper consumption is tracked and displayed in terms of reams and trees.

Project: Office Realtime

Impacts on office resource use and associated sustainable behaviours can be translated into direct commercial benefits for business.

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