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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sochi, Ethics, Rights, and Engineering

October 28, 2013 6

There’s been a lot in the news this week about international Human Rights, with the UN formally criticising China over its Human Rights record, and the Sochi Winter Olympics beginning to compare unfavourably to the 1936…Read More

Starting Out With Being Brunel

October 25, 2013 1

As I’m sure some of you have sussed, the article that should have been here on Monday this week is taking considerably longer than usual. Reluctant as I am to skip a week or rush it through; I’ve, instead, been … Read More

Parametric Design

October 14, 2013 4

After a weekend of prototyping (lit. creating an application from libraries and scripts loosely held together by hope and gaffa tape), this is the beginnings of my contribution to parametric design. “Woah” I hear you cry; “an application that draws…Read More

Infamous Engineering Structures

October 7, 2013 8

It seems apt this week, therefore, to discuss some engineering structures that live in infamy; noteworthy in their failure rather than their success. Ronan Point (1968) Younger engineers may not…Read More

Looking at the Future of Design: Part 2

October 1, 2013 6

Here is Part 2 (check out Part 1 for the backstory that makes the twist so engaging) of the trials and tribulations at the IABSE Future of Design 2013 conference. After this, I promise, I shall never…Read More