Pursuing general knowledge – not such a trivial pursuit

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The ability to design arguably sits at the top of Bloom’s taxonomy of learning, requiring as it does decent doses of creativity and evaluation. The foundations therefore of good design must be a broad general knowledge base. This certainly seems true in civil engineering. In order to quickly think up possible solutions to an engineering problem requires knowledge of material properties and behaviour, construction methods, costs,┬áprecedents, laws and codes etc. Continue reading “Pursuing general knowledge – not such a trivial pursuit”