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Moving away from Car-Dominated Consultancy - Even in the USA

Many UK-based consultants complain bitterly about their inability to break into the US market but Arup has a significant presence there and suggests that change may be in the air

Arup is involved in the development of the ‘Treasure Island’ project in San Francisco bay in California
Arup is involved in the development of the ‘Treasure Island’ project in San Francisco bay in California
Gordon Henderson, Arup director
Gordon Henderson, Arup director

 

“Most local [US] consultants tend to offer a very commoditised service based on an auto-driven culture,” says Gordon Henderson, a director at Arup, reflecting on the US transport consultancy sector. “We are more innovative and what we are finding with the US is that the projects are becoming more complex because of the sustainability and growth agenda.”

And this is why Henderson thinks that US clients are starting to employ more non-US consultants. “There is a...

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