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Structural Diagrams Online

January 19, 2014

Allow me to introduce the wonderful world of ‘SimplySupported‘. This little widget knows how to render beam diagrams and write out the static formulae for a library of known structural…Read More

Picturing Construction – Part 2

December 2, 2013

Welcome to the second half of this two part series on picturesque construction. Given that a picture is worth a thousand words, I think it’s fair to say you haven’t been short-changed during these last two weeks while I’ve been out … Read More

Picturing Construction – Part 1

November 25, 2013 5

This week, and the next, I’ll be aiming to prove beyond doubt that the construction of engineering works can be just as (if not more) photogenic as the finished architecture. As I’m on holiday for a long weekend it also … 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

Civil Engineering Photos: Part 2

August 12, 2013

I thought I’d get together a second part to the Photographic Engineering post from earlier this year, with some more fantastic Civil Engineering photos. Civil Engineer’s Dream: Who…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

Clients and Civil Engineers

July 22, 2013 3

There’s a lot to be learnt from a terrible experience, especially if you can see yourself reflected (no matter how palely) in it. Taking my Bridge in for Repairs. I’ve had my bridge for 20 years now, no problems. Well, that’s…Read More

Elegant Design in Civil Engineering

July 15, 2013 7

So what is elegant design? There’s a notion in the father of all engineering; Mathematical Beauty. It’s the aesthetic pleasure derived from a solution; beauty in a method. Like farther, like 2/3rds son, Civil Engineering…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

Five Interesting Bridges

April 29, 2013 4

A post, from a Civil Engineer, about interesting bridges is pretty much the least imaginative thing on the internet. I scorn those bloggers who stick to such easy topics; where is your imagination? So, here’s a run-down…Read More