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Monthly Archives: May 2016

What Conway’s Law Teaches Us About Engineering

May 31, 2016 4

Have you heard of Conway’s Law? It’s an observation put forward by computer scientist Melvin Conway in 1967 about the relationships between designs and the systems they’re created in- specifically…Read More

The IABSE FoD 2016 Competitions

May 30, 2016

It’s not a secret that I like the IABSE Future of Design conferences. Normally my pre-conference build-up focuses on the speakers, however today I’d like to just quickly draw your attention to the two, now open, competitions that are run before, and…Read More

The Tallest Buildings In The World

May 29, 2016 1

I seem to have accidentally fallen into the pattern of having “the most something in the world!” articles on Sundays. So in an attempt not to disappoint, this…Read More

When Engineers Started Needing A Masters Degree

May 29, 2016 1

My last post begged the question; why do UK engineers have to get a Masters in Engineering (the MEng) before they’re allowed to become chartered? And it’s turned out to be a surprisingly hard question to answer- especially…Read More

Civil Engineering Degrees Cost Too Much

May 27, 2016 4

A civil engineer has been making the news recently. In fact, with 22k shares, and 35k reactions on Facebook it’s quite possible this guy might be the most famous civil engineer of our time! Alas, he’s not talking about our…Read More

Python For Engineers: Part 2

May 26, 2016 2

As promised, today we’re going to put in some functionality; we’re going to calculate the gross area of the column. Arguably not that exciting, but it’ll arm us with a surprisingly large number of the building blocks…Read More

What Has the EU Done for Civil Engineering?

May 25, 2016 1

Those of you within the UK should be painfully aware that we’ll be voting to decide whether or not we want to leave Europe (politically; geographically would be much more impressive and probably…Read More

Innovations in PropTech

May 24, 2016

So, while everyone is sitting down; let me introduce you to the wonderful world of Construct//Disrupt. I’m sitting with a bunch of excited engineers and property developers who are wondering…Read More

Engineering the Twitter API

May 24, 2016

Last week I talked at length about the wonderful world of the Web API, but completely failed to provide any details of how you can start playing with them. Well today…Read More

The Longest Tunnels In The World

May 22, 2016 2

Tunnels; the less appreciated but just as impressive sibling of our famous bridges. Following last week’s attempt at discovering the world’s longest bridges, this week I’ll be giving the longest tunnels…Read More