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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

Being Brunel For Three Years

July 30, 2015 3

I’ve been Being Brunel for three years, today. This is the 157th unwarranted opinion I’ve sent out into the virtual wilderness about my chosen profession. There’s something oddly disconcerting about the coincidences…Read More

Engineers Aren’t Entrepreneurs

June 1, 2015 2

Engineers are no longer entrepreneurs; and that’s why nobody cares about us. I went to the IABSE Annual Lecture yesterday. It was, of course, inspiring, as you would expect both from the IABSE and the…Read More

Saving Brunel’s Other Bridge

January 5, 2015

Did you know that most important Brunel (of Being Brunel fame) bridge in Bristol lays abandoned; rotting away along the side of a canal? Although he wasn’t born there- they city owes a lot of his engineering efforts, and…Read More

Being Brunel for Two Years

August 4, 2014 2

Who would have thought it? – Wait; haven’t I said that before? It’s August 2014 and I’ve now been Being Brunel for two whole years. A lot has changed since I begun: for a start people now actually read…Read More

Starting Out With Being Brunel

October 25, 2013 1

As I’m sure some of you have sussed, the article that should have been here on Monday this week is taking considerably longer than usual. Reluctant as I am to skip a week or rush it through; I’ve, instead, been … Read More

Being Brunel for a Year

July 29, 2013

It turns out I’ve been Being Brunel for a whole year. If I was at work I’d have to buy you all cake and a pint; as it is I’ll just give you a link to this prematurely apt David Bowie song. When I started Being Brunel, I just…Read More

Like Lego- But for Adults

July 26, 2012 9

That’s how most of my (non-engineering) friends understand what I do. The fact is that even getting the “isn’t that, like, bridges and tunnels and roads and stuff?” response still feels like a victory. Long resigned to seeing…Read More