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July 27, 2015 3

I won* the #ILoveCivilEngineering competition! I’m a bit late reporting on this, but in my defence I had been waiting for a go-ahead that never came. (*) I also didn’t win precisely, my python-esq entry got the creativity accolade, which … Read More

Getting Chartered: The Last 5%

July 16, 2015

If you’re working in a design office (like me), then you will likely have heard the old adage that it’s the last 5% of the work that takes 90% of the time. Achieving chartered status with the Institution of Civil…Read More

Engineers: Become A TV Star

July 6, 2015

Every now and again I get my ego stroked by someone who thinks my blog is important enough to be a credible news outlet for their latest promotion; it’s touching, and just one of many reasons…Read More


March 12, 2015

A while ago I wrote a post about being a gay civil engineer. Like most of the stuff I write, I didn’t really expect anything to come of it; Being Brunel is a site I maintain to celebrate and have fun with civil…Read More

Let’s Get Chartered

January 2, 2015 5

With the new year, must come new resolutions; to replace the old resolutions that remain dusty and unfulfilled in the guilty corners of our minds. And although I, of course, have a million and one…Read More

Engineering Happiness

September 19, 2014 2

The ICE has commissioned a music video. And you know what- it’s pretty damn amazing. Honestly; I’m not joking. I’ve known that a video involving engineers dancing had been in the pipeline for a while, and frankly…Read More

#ILoveCivil Engineering

September 3, 2014 4

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment I realised I had created the best short film in cinematic history. I mean, who among us can truly fathom the genius that lurks within the heart of someone who can make it through…Read More

ICE Bridges 2014: Part Three

July 11, 2014 4

With 15 speakers, it’s fair to say that ICE Bridges 2014 was a packed event, and, despite dedicating three whole articles to the day, the best I can achieve is this overview of some of the highlights. Unfortunately, with all that dynamic networking, … Read More

ICE Bridges 2014: Part Two

June 23, 2014 2

This is the second in in a trilogy chronicling the speaker highlights from the bridge event of the year [citation needed]. Through a full day of fourteen talks from key industry figures and a panel…Read More

ICE Bridges 2014: Part One

June 17, 2014 3

The ICE Bridges 2014 conference, which brought together some of the most prominent bridge engineers across the UK. Held in the awe-inspiring headquarters of the institution, the event had a packed…Read More