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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Civil Engineering Animals

March 31, 2014 5

Today I’m delving into this thorny issue, which threatens to strike at the very heart of the industry: What are the top 5 Civil Engineering animals? If termites had any of the required anatomy , they would laugh with scorn at…Read More

Is Civil Engineering Boring?

March 24, 2014 9

Ever since writing this article, a surprisingly large number of people are coming to this site searching for the phrase “is civil engineering boring?”. This is a touch ironic, given that I started Being Brunel in a desperate…Read More

Being A Gay Civil Engineer

March 18, 2014 4

It’s alright, being a gay civil engineer. In fact, it’s largely a non-issue, with the focus very much on competence and ability in an industry where getting things done is always a priority. Do expect a bit of banter, especially…Read More

Microsoft Office for Engineers

March 10, 2014

Did you know that I maintain (adj. to sporadically apply fixes that break everything) three add-ins for the Microsoft Office suite? Each one borne out of a frustration with the software from continued exposure…Read More