NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, the global design and consulting firm for the built environment, is pleased to announce that Jon Hurt CEng MICE, Principal and leader of Arup's Tunnel Practice in the Americas region, has been named to the Board of Directors for Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA). Arup is a corporate supporter of EWB-USA and Jon previously served on the organization's Corporate Leadership Council as Arup's representative.
Jon joined Arup in 1998 as a tunneling engineer and since then has worked on many of the firm's largest projects around the globe, including the Billy Bishop Airport Pedestrian Tunnel in Toronto, Canada; the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Thames and London Tunnels in the United Kingdom; the Trans Hudson Express and Second Avenue Subway in New York; and the Lake Mead Intake No.3 project. In addition to his expertise in tunnel project management, design, and construction, Jon is also the coordinator of the Americas region philanthropic program, managing resources for a wide variety of programs.
Hurt noted, "From students to seasoned professionals, engineers are fantastic resource, and this is a fantastic opportunity for us to make a lasting, positive impact on developing communities. EWB-USA is a unique organization that's crossing the boundaries between the AEC industries and humanitarian organizations and NGOs. I'm honored to join the board of such a progressive organization."
"Jon's enthusiasm and experience will be a huge asset to EWB-USA as he steps into this new board role," said Cathy Leslie, Executive Director of EWB-USA. "We look forward to the insight and global perspective Jon will bring to drive our organization forward."
To learn more about Jon's involvement with EWB-USA you can read his interview in Doggerel, Arup's digital magazine in the Americas.
About Arup Arup provides planning, engineering, design, and consulting services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. Arup opened its first US office more than 30 years ago and now employs 1,400 people in the Americas. The firm's employee-ownership structure promotes ongoing investment in joint research to yield better outcomes that benefit its clients and partners. Visit Arup's website, www.arup.com, and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas, doggerel.arup.com, for more information.
About Engineers Without Borders USA Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world's most pressing challenges. EWB-USA members work with local communities and NGOs in 46 countries around the world on projects such as water, renewable energy, sanitation, and more. EWB-USA has grown from a handful of members in 2002 to more than 16,800 members today and has 698 projects worldwide. For more information, visit www.ewb-usa.org.