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Being Brunel for Four Years

July 28, 2016 2

Who would ha- wait haven’t I said tha- OK- I’ve even made that joke before! I’ve been Being Brunel for four years. The is the 209th time that I’ve shouted out into the void; filling the internet with whatever occurs to…Read More

Engineering Culture

July 28, 2016

Engineers are so damn practical; give them a problem and they’ll just get on a solve it. The ultimate pragmatists; it’s not too hard to see why it often takes an external force to change the industry. Forever, (it seems), we’ve…Read More

In The Defence of Brutalism

July 15, 2016 1

As the joke goes at Universities, the Civil Engineering building is always the ugliest. For the University of Glasgow, this is the Rankine Building. A monstrous slab of brutalist concrete towering out of the…Read More

The 200th Post

June 26, 2016 4

Turns out I’ve pumped out 200 ill informed opinions into the internet. At 141’176 words Being Brunel had surpassed 20’000 Leagues Under The Sea in length (if not artistic…Read More

The Gulf Of Disapproval

June 17, 2016

You could say this post literally fell in my lap. You see, I am writing today’s editorial on a Mac for the first ever time. Those of you that know me personally may recall…Read More

3 More Engineering Blogs

June 15, 2016 3

My daily post-spree took a bit of a hit over the weekend as a nice hard bout of tonsillitis followed by a business trip conspired to make blogging a thing of the past. Luckily I’m back, and alive, again so…Read More

More Engineering Etymology

June 9, 2016

After pointing you all in the direction of 99% Invisible, I was reminded of another Radiotopia show that I regularly listen to- The Allusionist, whose musings on language inspired me to do a second etymological…Read More

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

The World’s Deepest Structures

June 5, 2016

In keeping with tradition, this week I’ll be taking a look at the deepest structures in the world. Having celebrated the most visible of our achievements, it seems only fitting that I turn my figurative…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