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How four transport engineers trained their sights on successAugust 26, 2019

Whether describing how the seeds of determination to succeed were sown from having to walk to the local boy’s school to attend honours maths, physics and chemistry classes, or how empathy helps you to be a more effective colleague when collaborating on projects, four female engineers describe their career journey

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Obituary: Tim RyanAugust 26, 2019

Tim Ryan, who died earlier this year after a short illness, was one of a new breed of conservation engineers and former chairman of the Engineers Ireland Conservation Group
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Digital delivery: transforming the design processJuly 15, 2019

In response to increasing economic, social and environmental pressures, private and public sector developers are challenging the design and construction industry to deliver faster, greener and more efficient infrastructure solutions, writes AECOM's Dale Sinclair
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Follow the yellow brick road: the art of routingJuly 1, 2019

In today's times, a successful project will be one that has selected the best location and route based on the perfect blend of economics, engineering and environmental considerations, and where the public and statutory bodies have been fully engaged, writes Fay Lagan
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Blown away: Citicorp Center Tower repairs revisitedJuly 1, 2019

Investigating the Citicorp Center Tower stability story, structural engineer Dat Duthinh and some fellow researchers used powerful experimental and computational methods which produced results suggesting that the basis for the decision to strengthen the structure after its completion deserves to be revisited
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Serpentine Pavilion: Making virtual realJuly 1, 2019

With a timescale of six months the pavilion is, each year, transformed from a high-art design concept into London's cultural hotspot, and is one of the top 10 most-visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world. AECOM, which presented about the project at AU London, has provided engineering and technical design services since 2013
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Modular construction: From projects to productsJuly 1, 2019

Shifting construction away from traditional sites and into factories could dramatically change the way we build. Will modular construction make a sustainable impact this time around, asks a McKinsey report

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Why I became an engineer: Elaine Clarke of Jacobs tells her storyJune 13, 2019

I was inspired by the diversity and flexibility offered by a career in engineering, and regardless of whether it’s the nanobot delivery of personalised drugs or a world with zero carbon emissions, engineering gives you the tools to go out there, be creative and make an impact