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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Confused Engineering Words: Part Two

July 27, 2014 12

A spell-checker can only get you so far and confusing words has become the new marker of a badly written report. So here is the other half of this series picking out the words most likely to catch-out…Read More

Confused Engineering Words: Part One

July 27, 2014

Engineers are not famed for their proficiency with the written word. This poses a bit of a problem when you consider that 19% of civil engineering is writing reports. So, following from my last key skills post, here…Read More

Influencing The Next Eurocodes

July 22, 2014

It’s funny to think that the Eurocodes, which were so cutting-edge when I was at University that I was barely taught about them, actually begun life 12 years before I was born. It’s even…Read More

Engineering Is Art: 000 – 049

July 18, 2014 5

It’s no secret that I like a bit of engineering photography. What you might not know, unless you’ve been stalking me on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, is that for the last…Read More

The 100th Post

July 15, 2014 1

Bring out the bunting and strike-up the band, because this post marks the 100th published on Being Brunel! For those of you who are good at math, this post is a little late (about three weeks), and the observant of … Read More

Maths In The Head

July 13, 2014 1

It turns out there is one thing that everyone knows about engineers: We Do Maths. I’ve lost count of the amount of times friends have simply deferred any arthritic to my good-self because “you’re an…Read More

ICE Bridges 2014: Part Three

July 11, 2014 4

With 15 speakers, it’s fair to say that ICE Bridges 2014 was a packed event, and, despite dedicating three whole articles to the day, the best I can achieve is this overview of some of the highlights. Unfortunately, with all that dynamic networking, … Read More