At the moment, I’m mostly embarrassed. Sure, I’ll be angry, then sad; disappointed and finally resigned to picking up the pieces. But mostly I just can’t believe we did it. Yes- for all of you out there who don’t know; it…Read More
Those of you within the UK should be painfully aware that we’ll be voting to decide whether or not we want to leave Europe (politically; geographically would be much more impressive and probably…Read More
Have you ever wondered why the Eurocodes are so damn annoying to use? I know I have. On my litany of things I hate about the Eurocodes are the way it always feels like you need to get 25 documents together before…Read More
Engineers like books. Having your own private desk-library is a given for any consultant; usually stocked with tomes artificially thickened with the detritus of cryptic post-it notes, and folded-in print-outs. Despite their…Read More
Engineers should lose the codes and rely on best practice. It’s an opinion I’ve only heard advanced by older, potentially wiser, and definitely more experienced engineers. As a graduate I can see the romance in it; harking…Read More
I have written an Excel add-in called EngCel which does, however, make engineering in Excel a little more bearable. EngCel provides in-line superscript and subscript shortcuts for excel using the fairly standard ^ and…Read More
Track Structure Interaction (TSI to it’s friends) is the latest of a series of unfortunate analyses that I have been subjected to following the adoption of the Eurocodes. The culprit behind this new addition is the adoption…Read More
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