Fields of Activity

Experiments and off-project ideas at Arup

Welcome to Fields of Activity a group blog from members of Arup Australasia's Digital Innovation team to share the activities, research and events we participate in behind the scenes of the well known projects Arup undertakes.

The views expressed on fieldsofactivity.com are of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Arup.

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October @ the House

Environments 19 November 2014 | 9.37am

The Arup Sydney office recently ran an initiative called October @ the House, to celebrate Arup’s connection with the Sydney Opera House. It sought to bring all of our staff together in an interactive and informal way, t... Read more

Kim Sherwin

Kim Sherwin

Sydney, Australia

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Bus Stop of the Future

Systems & Tools 17 October 2014 | 1.59pm

Every day our interaction with digital technology is extraordinary. We interact with our friends and family vi... Read more

Alistair McGill

Alistair McGill

Sydney, Australia

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Reimagining Melbourne

Cities 05 September 2014 | 12.31pm

This month Arup will invite Melbourne’s creative population to reimagine their city. This will be the fourth t... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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Balls? Yes, smart ones

Environments 28 August 2014 | 2.32pm

For those that have visited our London office recently could be forgiven on thinking they had just walked into... Read more

Tim Hunt

Tim Hunt

London, UK

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Design School Lite

Environments 13 May 2014 | 1.23pm

At Arup we run regional Design Schools that are attended by only a select few once a year. Most Arupians yearn... Read more

Gino de-Castro

Gino de-Castro

Singapore

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smartNodes Research

Buildings 23 April 2014 | 2.00pm

Over the last 3 months we have begun a sponsored collaborative research project with The Independents’ Group (... Read more

James O'Donnell

James O'Donnell

Melbourne, Australia

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iLight Marina Bay

Environments 07 April 2014 | 7.34am

i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s only sustainable lighting festival, showcasing the works of creative talents from... Read more

Gino de-Castro

Gino de-Castro

Singapore

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CSI Design School, Hong Kong

Environments 17 February 2014 | 10.00am

The East Asia Design School was held in Hong Kong across 3 days from 16 to 18 January 2014. The theme of the p... Read more

Kirsten Land

Kirsten Land

Melbourne, Australia

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CAVE2

Systems & Tools 31 January 2014 | 3.51am

One of the great things about working at Arup is having the opportunity to work with emerging technologies and... Read more

Jon Morgan

Jon Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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Pause and Listen

Systems & Tools 17 January 2014 | 3.54am

You may have stopped on occasion to listen to sounds of your city or the sounds of nature, but have you ever t... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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Painting by Numbers – A Data Visual...

Systems & Tools 04 December 2013 | 4.06am

I recently had the pleasure of attending a workshop run by Andy Kirk, of Visualising Data, kindly hosted by Er... Read more

Dean Morris

Dean Morris

Melbourne, Australia

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The Penguin Pool

Environments 25 September 2013 | 4.12am

Arup hosted its 3rd Melbourne Penguin Pool event at Deakin Edge, Federation Square. Digital Media in the Publi... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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Vivid Festival 2013

Environments 06 June 2013 | 4.24am

Introducing the latest light art project I have been working on – Ricochet is a laser based lighting installat... Read more

Tim Hunt

Tim Hunt

London, UK

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Microclimate Design

Buildings 29 May 2013 | 4.27am

One of the more lively areas of development in Arup’s Melbourne office is in the area of microclimate analysis... Read more

Jon Morgan

Jon Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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Arup Unity3D Conference

Systems & Tools 09 May 2013 | 4.38am

Over the years we have been using a number of games engines to visualise our 3D and spatial analysis data. Ove... Read more

Andrew Maher

Andrew Maher

Melbourne, Australia

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Open BIM

Systems & Tools 28 February 2013 | 4.42am

Arup were proud hosts of the second OpenBIM evening last week (20/02/13). The evening saw three presentations ... Read more

James O'Donnell

James O'Donnell

Melbourne, Australia

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Scientific Visualisation

Systems & Tools 19 February 2013 | 4.47am

Becoming fluent in scientific visualisation requires a significant time investment; its something we’d love to... Read more

Jon Morgan

Jon Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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Building Energy Simulation – Strate...

Buildings 12 February 2013 | 10.00am

We’ve reached a point where building energy simulation is relatively straightforward; sometimes we get challen... Read more

Jon Morgan

Jon Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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Pause Festival workshop – Mapping p...

Systems & Tools 26 October 2012 | 10.00am

Over the years we have done work with sensing and real-time information whether within the office or in the ur... Read more

Andrew Maher

Andrew Maher

Melbourne, Australia

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Activity-Based Working pilot

Buildings 22 October 2012 | 10.00am

In Melbourne we have recently completed a six month Activity Based Working (ABW) pilot. We are interested in e... Read more

Lian Heather

Lian Heather

Melbourne, Australia

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Arup World

Systems & Tools 27 September 2012 | 10.00am

Arup World is an iPad app we are about to release to the Apple App Store that lets people explore the projects... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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Film & Animation Workshop 2012

Systems & Tools 18 September 2012 | 10.00am

We have just finished this year’s short course with Film and Animation School at the Victorian College of the ... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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Design Edge

Systems & Tools 10 September 2012 | 10.00am

On the last Friday of August our Melbourne office hosted an event called Design Edge, Design and Digital Innov... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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The Glow Worm Time Lapse

Environments 22 August 2012 | 10.00am

Great time lapse video of Arup’s contribution to the month long ‘Light in Winter Festival’ held in June at Fed... Read more

Joni Foster

Joni Foster

Melbourne, Australia

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CoM Connect – Exploring Melbourne’s...

Cities 14 August 2012 | 10.00am

On 11-12 August the City of Melbourne held CoM Connect, a public “Unconference” convened around the theme “Exp... Read more