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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

ICE Bridges 2014: Part Two

June 23, 2014 2

This is the second in in a trilogy chronicling the speaker highlights from the bridge event of the year [citation needed]. Through a full day of fourteen talks from key industry figures and a panel…Read More

ICE Bridges 2014: Part One

June 17, 2014 3

The ICE Bridges 2014 conference, which brought together some of the most prominent bridge engineers across the UK. Held in the awe-inspiring headquarters of the institution, the event had a packed…Read More

Antarctic Engineering: Halley VI

June 2, 2014

I suspect you know that engineering for Antarctic conditions is difficult; so perhaps the first question is “why bother”. The answer is simple: “For Science!” The remote nature of the continent…Read More

Programming Civil Engineers

January 30, 2014 9

The world of engineering has been becoming progressively more digital; with monstrosities such as ProjectWise entering the common vernacular (verb. to make someone else’s document control…Read More

Engineering Loop-The-Loop Highways

January 23, 2014

Out of all my virtual impressions of fatal transportation- racing around a vertical loop remains the most lasting. As and when the time comes that someone stupidly puts me in charge of the world, let me assure…Read More

Infamous Engineering Structures

October 7, 2013 8

It seems apt this week, therefore, to discuss some engineering structures that live in infamy; noteworthy in their failure rather than their success. Ronan Point (1968) Younger engineers may not…Read More

Looking at the Future of Design: Part 2

October 1, 2013 6

Here is Part 2 (check out Part 1 for the backstory that makes the twist so engaging) of the trials and tribulations at the IABSE Future of Design 2013 conference. After this, I promise, I shall never…Read More

Looking at the Future of Design: Part 1

September 16, 2013 4

So, with little more ado then a quick note (to whit: “fun was had by all”), let’s press on with Part 1 (of 2, I’m not Tolkien) of the IABSE Future of Design 2013: A Brand New Hope. Sadie Morgan (dRMM): Most engineers design in Concrete and Steel; it’s all to easy to forget Timber- perhaps its time we…Read More

Engineering Games: Viaduct Designer

June 3, 2013 1

In Viaduct Designer you take responsibility for building bridges ahead of a speeding train, to save driver and cargo from depths of oblivion. Of course, we all know that in real life our train would have already plummeted…Read More