10 of the Greatest Engineering Projects of the Past Decade (2000 – 2010)

It was the decade of highs and lows, a time of great optimism and deep uncertainty. Outside engineering, the past decade was as chaotic as it was promising. A global recession saw many engineering projects held as more engineering companies folded. Meanwhile, engineering projects in some countries were in full throttle, with some impressive projects ending […]

The Transatlantic Cable: The 19th Century’s Greatest Underwater Engineering Feat

Long before the Chanel Tunnel, an underwater project of grandeur would connect people separated by oceans. In 1839 two inventors, William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone unveiled the telegraph, sparking a decade of experimentation and growth of knowledge in underwater telegraph cables.  During that time, the idea of expanding the technology between major cities separated by […]

The Construction of the Roman Aqueducts

Following the assassination of Julius Ceasar, subsequent Roman emperors spearheaded the construction of many technological feats. These feats allowed Rome to expand its empire and improve the quality of life for all Romans. The Aqueducts were most responsible for the latter in that they made available a much needed commodity ensuring that Romans had a […]

Extreme Engineering – Container Ships

Container ships enable the global movement of cargo, enabling us to enjoy the many luxuries that come from abroad. As the global demand for goods has increased, so has the size of the cargo ship. For ships coming from China, the port in Long Beach, California is a strategic port on the West Coast.  See […]

Engineering an Empire – France

Engineering an Empire – France

VIDEO: Subways in America

VIDEO: Subways in America

Spotlight project: The Oresund Bridge

The Oresund Bridge provides a convenient connection for travelers between Denmark and Sweden.  Oresund Bridge has a total length of over 10 miles and carries more than 60,000 travelers daily. This impressive bridge was opened in 2000 after nine years of construction. What is most remarkable about this bridge is that it boasts as having […]

Superstructures – The Boeing 747

An interesting piece on the construction of the Boeing 747. The Boeing 747 is a widebody commercial airliner which is among the world’s most recognizable aircraft, and was the first widebody ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing’s Commercial Airplane unit in the United States.

5 most dangerous roads in the world

My first engineering job in college was working for a roadway design consultant. I found the work fascinating because it mostly involved site surveys and CADD design. During the short duration of that internship, I don’t recall experiencing a challenge that I could not address, especially given the vast tools available at my disposal. So, […]

Ever wondered how they engineer roller coasters? Here is how

Explore the cutting edge technology being used in today’s futuristic theme park rides. Featured attractions from Niagra’s Fury, to X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Fahrenheit at Hersheypark, and Toy Story Midway Mania at Disneyland & Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This video explores  the cutting edge technology being used in today’s futuristic theme park rides. Some […]