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Configuration management: An overviewJune 12, 2018

First developed in the Cold War, configuration management was conceived to prevent common project afflictions of scope creep, poor documentation, and undisciplined change to a product (the output of a project) throughout its lifecycle
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Protecting the house buyer – an overviewApril 17, 2018

With 550,000 households due to be built by 2040, there will be a big need for engineers and others to provide a comprehensive service to house buyers, so make sure you ask the right questions, writes John Garrett
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Why do bridges fail?April 3, 2018

What are the most common causes of bridge failure, and are they as intuitive as we think? Sean Brady takes the Florida International University collapse as a starting point for trying to understand why bridge infrastructure can sometimes fail
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Why I want to be an engineer (Part II): Five fascinating storiesMarch 20, 2018

From returning to the coalface following time off to raise a family; to flying at short notice to a drillship off Uruguay; to thinking outside the box and considering pregnant cyclists; to dreaming of being an engineer in Ireland while on a train in Italy; to being an advocate for women in sport and STEM, these fascinating five tell their story
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Changing engineering workflows from 2D to 6DMarch 6, 2018

Declan Byrne explains how by integrating every stage of the workflow with the help of hardware and software, and connecting these through the cloud, it is possible for engineers to access the real-time data they need on site, whenever they need it