Arup's Ken Garmson to Expand Rail Systems Engineering Business for the Americas

International engineering firm's IT & Communications practice expands under the leadership of experienced telecommunications engineer

Dec 05, 2013, 12:10 ET from Arup

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today it has expanded its IT & Communications practice in the Americas to incorporate rail systems engineering with Associate Principal Ken Garmson, CEng at the helm. Assuming the role of IT & Communications (ITC) Global Skills Leader, Ken transferred from Arup's London office to New York City to fold rail systems and systems integration into its ITC practice.

With more than 35 years of experience, including stints at the Ministries of Defense and Transport, Ken is internationally known for his expertise in the design and implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and railway telecommunication systems. Specializing in the design of integrated control, monitoring and information systems, including transport sub-systems, Ken will support Arup's ITC practice as he expands the rail systems engineering practice throughout the Americas.

He is an innovator known for successfully delivering capital projects, including:

  • Docklands Light Railway, Stratford International Extension, London
  • Iarnrod Eireann Centralised Traffic Control Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  • Olympic Park Infrastructure, London
  • High Speed 1 (formerly the Channel Tunnel Rail Link), London and Kent
  • Tyne and Wear Metro (also known as Nexus Metro), Newcastle, England

"Ken will bring a unique perspective to the Americas as he integrates our thriving rail systems engineering business into our ITC practice," said Mahadev Raman, chairman, Arup Americas. "With nearly 17 years as Arup's Communications Systems Technical Authority for all rail sector projects, Ken's experience will benefit transportation authorities as they look to add and upgrade rail- related systems."

Ken holds a bachelor's in engineering from Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham in Wilts, UK and is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Arup's rail engineering practice encompasses high-level rail operations planning and detailed design of signaling, track communications, traction power, and systems integration. Arup's key rail projects in the Americas include: Second Avenue Subway, New York; Fulton Street Transit Center, New York; California High Speed Rail, California; Rio Metro Line 4, Brazil; and Crenshaw and Westside Corridors, California.

About Arup
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. (

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