BOSTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, today announced its region-wide promotions. The Americas Region board, which oversees operations in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, selects new associates and associate principals on an annual basis. The firm has elevated four individuals in the Boston office and 31 throughout the region.
"In the words of our founder, Ove Arup, no matter how wonderful an organization we can devise, its success depends on the people working in it," said Mahadev Raman, Americas Region chairman of the board. "In that spirit, please join me and the Americas Group Board in congratulating our new associates and associate principals."
Jarrod Alston, PE, is a fire engineer in Arup's Boston office. Jarrod, who joined Arup in 2001, received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering and a master's in fire protection engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Jarrod has provided code consulting, performance-based design, material fire testing, and fire modeling for structures of all types. He specializes in infrastructure projects: transit stations, road and rail tunnels, and over-build mixed use developments. Jarrod has been the technical lead on several projects including the computational fluid dynamics modeling teams for the Second Avenue Subway, the Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown, and the I-90 Two-Way Transit projects, as well as leading fire assessments for major international rolling stock manufacturers. Jarrod is the secretary of the NFPA 130 Technical Committee on Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems and is a member of the NFPA 502 Technical Committee on Road Tunnels, Bridges and Limited Access Highways.
James Nadeau, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, is a plumbing and fire engineer in Arup's Boston office. Jim received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Hofstra University. He has over 16 years of experience in project management as well as the design of plumbing and fire protection systems. He has been the project manager on a wide variety of projects for many different types of clients, including government, universities, corporate, and private. He has also designed systems for a myriad of building types including educational facilities, corporate headquarters, dormitories, museums, courthouses, municipal buildings, and commercial developments. A few of his projects include JetBlue terminal development at Logan International Airport and the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center in Boston, University of Pennsylvania Penn Park in Philadelphia, Carnegie Mellon University's Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies in Pittsburgh, and the Department of Homeland Security St. Elizabeths Campus in Washington DC.
Toby White, PE, LEED AP, is a mechanical and fire protection engineer in Arup's Boston office. He received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering and a master's in fire protection engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His academic background provides him with a technical background and understanding of both fire science and fire safety. Toby has over 12 years of experience in building code application and interpretation to develop full fire and life-safety strategies for structures of all types. His experience in code application extends beyond the United States to Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom, and South America. He has been involved in numerous projects globally involving some of the largest hotels in the world, rail and airport projects, industrial facilities, adaptive reuse projects, museums, commercial properties, health care properties, material full-scale fire testing, and technical peer reviews. Some of his notable projects include the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the Wynn Macau Resorts in Macau, and King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Andrew Woodward, PE, is a fire protection engineer and code consultant in Arup's Boston office. Before joining Arup in 2003, Andrew received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering and a master's in fire protection engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He worked for a year in Arup's Sydney office, where he gained an extensive knowledge of performance-based fire safety engineering. His work in the United States has included the design and commissioning of fire alarm systems, campus reporting systems, smoke management systems, and specialty suppression systems. This work has been completed at college campuses, laboratories, office buildings, and industrial facilities in the oil and gas industry. A few of his notable projects include a fire protection upgrade in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; a 24-building fire alarm upgrade at University at Buffalo – North Campus, New York; and numerous buildings at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Please visit our website to learn more about our newest associate principals and associates.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Its engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world. Arup opened its first US office 25 years ago and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence, and collaborative approach. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (www.arup.com)
For further information please contact:
Rebecca Maloney, LEED AP, CPSM
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Jennifer Shelby, CPSM
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