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99% Invisible

June 7, 2016 2

Just recently I discovered the amazing 99% Invisible podcast, and today I’m going to share it with you, because it’s going to make you a better engineer. No honestly. Give it 15 minutes of your day and…Read More

Engineering Is Art: 350 – 399

June 2, 2016 1

#EngineeringIsArt; an excuse to get up every morning and attempt to find a picture that does the built environment, and those who build it, some justice. Having made a return after my hiatus, the #EngineeringIsArt series is an…Read More

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

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

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

Engineering Etymology

May 20, 2016 1

Engineers are not known for having a good relationship with the written word. But it is the words of engineers that this post focuses on. Today we’ll be taking a look at the origin of…Read More

Profit Margins in Engineering

May 18, 2016 2

I was at a cross discipline quiz night a last week. At the very start the host attempted to unify the crowd by talking through his career and explaining how he’d worked in each of the diverse fields represented. When he got to construction he…Read More

Web APIs: An Engineering Introduction

May 17, 2016 1

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that the internet is awesome. Or indeed that it’s everywhere. But its ubiquitousness might surprise you. Many devices and applications talk…Read More

Agile Engineering

May 16, 2016 1

In 2001 a bunch of software developers went on a jolly to a ski resort in Utah, and that (in an extremely tight nutshell) is how the mysterious “Agile” process you’ve probably heard bandied…Read More