The Emerging Engineer

 
 
February 8, 2016

Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about the card game Euchre and a little about setting priorities. Euchre is played with just the “9” and higher cards in each suit of…Read More >>

FasanoInterchange
January 20, 2016

Civil engineers are in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As…Read More >>

High Roller, Las Vegas
December 6, 2015

At 550 feet tall, the High Roller is the highest Ferris Wheel in the world. That’s 245 feet taller than the statue of liberty and 400 feet taller than the former wheel on Chicago’s Navy…Read More >>

Dymaxion House at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Detroit
October 27, 2015

New technologies are fueling a wave of innovation in building design and construction. But are these really break-through technologies that will have lasting affect on the shelters in which we live and work? New materials…Read More >>

September 29, 2015

The new revelation that Volkswagen has been cheating on their emissions tests really irks me. It seems this is just the latest in a history of automobile manufacturers risking public welfare and skirting laws. Often…Read More >>

shelby
September 8, 2015

It’s the night of a premiere – a star-studded event. A candy-apple-red Saleen S7 pulls up. The scissor doors open slowly, and a gentleman wearing a fine Italian cut tuxedo emerges. He tosses the keys…Read More >>

August 14, 2015

You don’t need to be a math wiz to be an engineer. If you passed calculus with a C, congrats! You have met the bar. Now sell back those math books, because there’s a good…Read More >>

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July 27, 2015

It would be hypocritical of me to advise patience in career advancement. Recently, however, I’ve developed a little bit of perspective by watching the Tour de France. It occurred to me that the race has…Read More >>

Empire State Building, New York. By Lamb and Johnson
June 21, 2015

From the construction of the first steel framed high rise building in Chicago in 1885 to the Empire State Building in 1931, 10 towers held for some time the distinction as world’s tallest. Then it…Read More >>

Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweeden. By Santiago Calatrava
June 7, 2015

Some recently proposed skyscraper designs seem to feature more twists, turns, and curves than historic buildings. Does this represent a natural progression in design, adopting more naturalistic designs to maximize efficiency, or is it just…Read More >>