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Visualising Your Engineering Niche

May 13, 2014 4

While the math and the software always came fairly easy to me, it wasn’t long into my career that I noticed something was wrong- I didn’t like design. It came to me clearly and soundly. Whenever…Read More

Humanitarian Engineering With RedR

February 6, 2014 1

With Wear Red for RedR day tomorrow, I thought it would be especially apt to invite RedR back for another Being Brunel guest post. This time they obliged by sharing a full interview with one…Read More

IABSE Future of Design 2013

August 5, 2013 1

In September this year the British group of IABSE will be hosting its 5th young engineers conference – Future of Design 2013. This event aims to bring together young designers with leading figures…Read More

Perils of Working on a Construction Site

June 17, 2013

Construction sites are busy places, which are fraught with some of the most perilous risks. Construction work is one of the most dangerous land-based works that involves risks of different types. These busy construction…Read More

5 Most Charming James Bond Gadgets

May 27, 2013 1

In celebration of a demi-century of Bond, here are some of the wonderful gadgets cooked up by engineering mastermind Q. Some of them are ridiculous. All of them are either an engineer’s dream… or nightmare. Some…Read More

So You Want to be a Relief Worker?

April 22, 2013 2

Many RedR Members started out as graduate engineers with a desire to get involved in the humanitarian sector. However, over the years it has become harder and harder to get that crucial experience. RedR is here to…Read More

CalcPaper for Excel

March 14, 2013

Tom asked if I would like to write a post. I have been impressed with Tom’s office add-ins. Similarly irritated by excel, I thought I too would post some useful excel macros that I have developed to overcome this.
Calculation…Read More

What Inspires You To Be A Civil Engineer?

February 28, 2013 1

A while ago I joked about how the previous NCE Graduate of the Year award winners were all people who seemingly draw structures from the earth using their bare hands, while simultaneously bringing peace and…Read More

A Vision For The Future

February 14, 2013 1

Jamie was the winner of the 2012 NCE Graduate of the Year award, so if you’re wondering what it takes to win, you can read his response to the debate question “Engineering in 40 Years Time”. The future is undeniably…Read More

Building on Finite Elements

January 31, 2013 6

Over the past few decades traditional engineering analysis techniques have rapidly been replaced by computerised methods. Probably the most widely-used type of stress analysis software is based on the ‘finite element’…Read More