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Stack Exchange for Civil Engineers

November 15, 2012 5

Stack Exchange is a collection of Question and Answer sites with 91 subjects (at present) ranging from Photography to Role Playing Games. From it’s origins as a programming haven the idea has grown: with just under…Read More

What Do Civil Engineers Actually Do?

October 4, 2012 11

“What do Civil Engineers actually do?”. Bewilderingly this isn’t something I’ve actually written about, until now… I could toe the party line; but frankly it’s amazing how so many dynamic words can say so little. Instead I’ve…Read More

Services Buried

September 6, 2012 4

In my short experience as an engineer I think that few things change as much between design and as-built as the route of new buried services across existing. As a designer your first hint of what is…Read More

But Why Tom, Why?

August 16, 2012 3

A question that I get asked, with depressing frequency, is why I became a Civil Engineer. In a strange way, it’s a bit of a veiled insult; normally the question is ‘how’, not ‘why’. It suggests that the reasons for wanting to…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