Engineering, creativity & practical philosophy from Oliver Broadbent

If you are the kind of engineer who wants to break free from conventional thinking to make a purposeful difference in the world then I have the creative thinking skills for you.

How to have ideas

Read my chapter on how to have ideas in Conceptual Design of Buildings, published by the Institution of Structural Engineers.

The blog

Because before we can build we must imagine

Regular posts on engineering, creativity and practical philosophy

The Podcast

The podcast on engineering, creativity and practical philosophy for engineers and other humans.

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Training courses

Professional training courses to help engineers and other humans develop the creativity and design skills they need to response to the climate and biodiversity emergencies. Delivered with my wonderful colleagues at Constructivist Ltd.

How to have ideas. How to have better ideas. Introduction to conceptual design for structural engineers. Advanced conceptual design skills. How to run a great workshop workshop. Training on what to do after declaring a climate emergency. Clowning for engineers