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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

Being A Gay Civil Engineer

March 18, 2014 4

It’s alright, being a gay civil engineer. In fact, it’s largely a non-issue, with the focus very much on competence and ability in an industry where getting things done is always a priority. Do expect a bit of banter, especially…Read More

Contracting Is Boring

December 16, 2013 2

I’ve been finding it hard to ignore a certain pattern that persists between the years: The consultant always wins (especially if he works for Arup). However whilst the male/female divide over the last ten years of victors has been…Read More

A Vision For The Future

February 14, 2013 1

Jamie was the winner of the 2012 NCE Graduate of the Year award, so if you’re wondering what it takes to win, you can read his response to the debate question “Engineering in 40 Years Time”. The future is undeniably…Read More

5±1/115: The NCE Graduate Awards

December 7, 2012 2

You have to put yourself up for the NCE Graduate Award; I guess they assume you’ll have somewhat of an inclining if you are the greatest graduate of all time. I didn’t- initially dismissing it, having compared the previous…Read More

6/115: The NCE Graduate Awards

November 1, 2012 9

I’ve done some hasty research into the last five winners of the award instead. The first question is: who is this NCE Graduate of the Year? It turns out the average winner is a 60% male (the statistics are silent about…Read More

Engineering in 40 Years

September 20, 2012 9

Here is my response to the debate topic for this year. I suspect my inability to resist the urge to play with the stanza of ‘debate,’ especially given the speculative nature of the question, might not go down so well- but I…Read More