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Python For Engineers: Part 1

May 21, 2016 4

I don’t want to hazard a guess how many times I’ve complained about the terrible misuse of Excel that I often witness atthe hands of over zealous engineers. However, last time I did this someone kindly pointed out that…Read More

Engineering On Stack Exchange

March 2, 2015 2

It’s here! We finally have an Engineering Stack Exchange! It feels a bit like I’ve been talking about this forever- so it is fantastic to see a community finally form and begin to create something. But now we’ve got it, we…Read More

Engineering Stack Exchange

September 11, 2014 7

Around two years ago I wrote a post rhapsodising on the benefits of Stack Exchange, about how it was the best thing in the world and about how Civil Engineers should totally have a presence there. It finished…Read More

Confused Engineering Words: Part Two

July 27, 2014 12

A spell-checker can only get you so far and confusing words has become the new marker of a badly written report. So here is the other half of this series picking out the words most likely to catch-out…Read More

Confused Engineering Words: Part One

July 27, 2014

Engineers are not famed for their proficiency with the written word. This poses a bit of a problem when you consider that 19% of civil engineering is writing reports. So, following from my last key skills post, here…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

Blogging For Engineers

April 25, 2014 7

professionals blogging within the construction industry has become enough of a thing for there to be paid courses on the subject. This can only be a good thing. As I am a…Read More

Behind the Scenes of the Brunel Tree

January 2, 2014

That’s right, this post will finally answer that burning query: “But how did you make that wonderful parametric Christmas Tree designer, truly, Tom, you are a God amongst men and should become president…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

7 Habits of Dynamic Project Managers

July 8, 2013 6

I’ve put together 7 awesome habits that, by following, will make you into the most dynamic engineering project manager outside of this box! There’s no I in team, but there is a me[a/e]t! Touching base (for at least…Read More