ISBN 9780750677486,Transport, Engineering and Architecture

Transport, Engineering and Architecture


Hugh Collis



Architectural Press

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9780750677486

ISBN-10 0750677481


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

Engineering graphics & technical drawing

Since the nineteenth century and the arrival of mass travel, the need for transport architecture has spawned some of the most impressive structures of recent times. As all forms of travel - air, rail, road and water - continue to expand, the ever-growing numbers of passengers and carriers moving around the world are presenting today's engineers and architects with greater challenges than ever before.

Transport, Engineering and Architecture is the second book in a series which explores the relationship between engineering and architecture, and is produced in association with Arup, the largest firm of consulting engineers in the world. The book is divided into chapters devoted to themes such as planning transport systems, bridges, airports and aviation, railways, interchanges and road transport. Within each chapter the author presents a selection of detailed case studies - all built in association with Arup - to illustrate each theme. Featured structures include the Oresund bridge linking Denmark to Sweden, Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong and the new Penn Station in New York. Building designs are by such world-renowned architects as Foster and Partners, Richard Meier, Skidmore Owings and Merill, Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, van Berkel and Bos and Terry Farrell.
About the Author
Hugh Collis was an Associate Director at Arup Transport Planning. He left in 2001 to become a freelance consultant and writer. A Chartered Engineer, he was a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of the Institution of Highways and Transportation, a Member of the Association for European Transport and a Member of the Transport Planning Society. Whilst much of his work was in London (UK), he had worked on projects throughout the UK, in Eastern Europe, Ireland, Germany, France, Turkey, the Netherlands and in the USA. Hugh Collis passed away in 2003.