Tag: timber

The Great Elephant – Les Machines de L’Île

The highlight of our visit to Nantes was standing next to the Great Elephant as it set off for one its walks around the former dock yards. The…

Notes on building local

This month I am writing an article on that explores what if we restricted construction material use to those from a local catchment. Rather than a global supply…

Coventry Cathederal

A quick engineering detour to check out the impressive interior of Coventry Cathederal.

The Rise and Fall of Civil Engineering – courtesy Google’s amazing ngram viewer

I read an astonishing article this afternoon titled ‘Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books‘, published early last year in the journal Science. Based on Google’s…