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The 30-year failure cycle

Could the 30-year failure cycle evident in specific bridge failures be coincidence or something more? Sean Brady looks at the technical and human aspects of this unfortunate trend.

Engineers uncover the mysteries of the Pyramids and secrets of the dead

No artificial structures on Earth have more mystery surrounding them than the Great Pyramids of Giza. Not much is known about what lies inside these towering structures. Simple questions like exactly how they were built, and even why, continue to remain a source of debate among researchers. However, technology is finally on its way to uncovering some of the secrets of the dead within. What will they have to say?

New AI tool calculates materials’ stress and strain based on photos

The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.

Embodied carbon in masonry construction versus timber frame construction in housing

Building designers can have a large impact on reducing upfront emissions of a building by undertaking 'whole life' carbon thinking at an early design stage. With the introduction of the new climate action bill it is time for our industry to play its part in achieving our national climate goals, writes Chartered Engineer Jeremy Walsh.

Implicit assumptions: The expert’s Achilles heel

In this intriguing tale of the Getty kouros, Sean Brady explores the role that implicit assumptions play in undermining experts’ judgment.

Understanding the tragic Hyatt Regency walkway collapse

The Hyatt Regency walkway is a warning from history to all civil engineers today, writes Christopher McFadden.


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