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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Failing the Factor of Safety

September 27, 2012 8

I thought I’d give this engineering hypothetical a shot: “How much needs go wrong before the factor of safety runs out, and a structure collapses?” Before we start, however, let me draw your attention to the…Read More

Engineering in 40 Years

September 20, 2012 9

Here is my response to the debate topic for this year. I suspect my inability to resist the urge to play with the stanza of ‘debate,’ especially given the speculative nature of the question, might not go down so well- but I…Read More

LUSAS Licence Challenger

September 13, 2012

Challenger essentially provides the polling support for the LUSAS licence client, giving you a way to see who is logged in, and to constantly challenge for any licences that come available. This is especially useful…Read More

Services Buried

September 6, 2012 4

In my short experience as an engineer I think that few things change as much between design and as-built as the route of new buried services across existing. As a designer your first hint of what is…Read More