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Open Doors: Construction Site Visits For Everyone

June 1, 2016

It’s amazing what you find on Twitter when you’re not looking. Today I was just idly browsing when Go Construct’s Open Doors caught my eye: Did you know that from Monday the 13th to Saturday the 18th of June nearly…Read More

Engaging the Next Generation? Talk.

July 28, 2015 3

I was lucky enough to be invited by Alison Watson of Class of Your Own to give a presentation with a different audience than my usual. I’d be talking to a room full of teachers and industry leaders rather than my…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

The UK Engineering Skills Shortage

June 3, 2015 2

Considering it can be such an exciting career – for instance, where else could you put your stamp permanently on an area in the form of a new bridge, dam or skyscraper – there seems to be a consistent shortage of…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

Budding Brunels

June 3, 2014 1

Budding Brunels is a schools engagement programme run by the Construction Youth Trust charity aimed at informing and inspiring young people from…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

What Inspires You To Be A Civil Engineer?

February 28, 2013 1

A while ago I joked about how the previous NCE Graduate of the Year award winners were all people who seemingly draw structures from the earth using their bare hands, while simultaneously bringing peace and…Read More

The 14th FIRST Lego League

January 17, 2013

I spent the majority of my Thursday last week playing with Lego in a professional capacity. Considering that this is the dream for most Civil Engineers I know, I thought I’d share my day refereeing for the FIRST Lego…Read More