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A British Engineer’s Apology to Europe

June 24, 2016 5

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

What Has the EU Done for Civil Engineering?

May 25, 2016 1

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

Mapping the Eurocodes

July 23, 2015 8

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

Influencing The Next Eurocodes

July 22, 2014

It’s funny to think that the Eurocodes, which were so cutting-edge when I was at University that I was barely taught about them, actually begun life 12 years before I was born. It’s even…Read More

Design Yourself A Brunel Christmas!

January 1, 2014

Have yourself a parametric Christmas and happy new year with this Christmas Tree engineering design game- can you turn a profit against these winds?Read More

The Visual Guide to the Eurocodes

September 2, 2013 1

The best I can manage is a recommendation: The Visual Guide to the Eurocodes Supporting Documentation. This free (to CIS subscribers) PDF not only lists, but includes weblinks…Read More

5 Books on Every Engineer’s Desk

June 24, 2013 12

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

Codes vs Best Pratice: The Grad Match

December 13, 2012 7

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

Inline Sub/Super- Script in Excel, and More…

October 25, 2012 23

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 and Interaction

August 2, 2012 4

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