Category Archives: Engineering communication

A beautiful website

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Wobbling la Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69NA8E11IDM] I was invited on Wednesday to go and help wobble the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir (previous posts here and here). The wobbling was being sollicted in order to conduct…

Blog surfing – a make-over for engineers

Interesting comment on Geek Buffet about a make-over for engineers in the States. I have tried to add a British and French take on things.

Livic at three years old

Livic, the civil engineering newspaper of Imperial College, is now three years old. The fourteenth edition has just been published and I have to say it is the best one…

Pounds per square inch?? (project update)

Today I started getting into the nitty gritty of how to stop a floor from vibrating. When dimensioning the floor slab of a building, one of the considerations is to…

Bending beams and counting the cost

During these first few weeks of my placement I have been carrying out some fairly entry-level calculations on a forty-five storey tower. These follow on nicely from courses in concrete…

Film uploaded to my new website

Check out my new website where I have posted a couple of movie clips. The first is a documentary that readers of this blog may remember I made back at…

Blog from beyond the grave

The Institution of Civil Engineers, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birthThomas Telford, has launched a blog in the name of that great Scottish engineer. The blog will…

Meet Mr Alphand

When Haussmann was busy tearing down and rebuilding large swathes of Paris, he wasn’t doing it all by  himself.  His chief engineer was this fellow, M Alphand.  In this portrait…

It is nearly always a lovely day in Architecture world

This quote is from Jonathan Glancey in today’s G2: “It is nearly always a lovely day in Architecture World. Happy, shiny, gym-fit young people living today’s latte-fuelled urban 24-hour lifestyle,…