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Articles on engineering-themed topics such as, projects, infrastructure improvement career opportunities and career advancement strategies.

The Emancipating Death of a Boring Engineer” Latest Novel by Award-winning Author and Engineer

“My casket shall be filled to the rim with 2005 Saint-Émilion,” the opening sentence of the novel “The Emancipating Death of a Boring Engineer” by the award-winning author and engineer Michel Bruneau, sets the stage for the unconventional journey that follows, searching for significant numbers, good wines, the meaning of life, love, and whether …

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How does your company collaborate on Projects?

The Engineering Daily is embarking on an ambitious project to create a project management and collaboration tool specifically for engineers.  This tool will be entirely hosted online and we intend it to be the most useful resource for engineers. As such, we are soliciting comments from engineers to help us …

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Entropy: An engineering approach

Forget about Boltzmann or a room full of ping-pong balls flying everywhere or a little devil called Maxwell’s Demon. As an engineer, I  have always heard enough about the nano/microscopic description of things in order to learn (or at least listen to an explanation of) how stuff works, especially important stuff …

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The future is Bright for Engineering Graduates

Students planning to embark on a career in engineering have a lot of choices when it comes to their education. One particular area of dilemma is whether to pursue a masters in engineering or a masters in business administration. Valerie Harris, provides a fresh perspective on this topic based on …

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The Importance of the Scope of Work

A detailed and well-thought out Scope of Work is a critical element of the design process, especially in large, complex projects. The purpose of the document is to translate client ideas into working designs. Typically created by the client, the document should be clear, complete and logical.  An effective scope …

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5 of the Most Interesting Engineering Projects in Africa

The last three years have been full of uncertainty for many in the engineering and construction industry. However in Africa, one noticeable constant has been the insatiable demand for infrastructure in all forms. Partly fueled by the necessity to access and extract resources, implementation of grand infrastructure projects has also …

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Profile Engineer: Henry Petroski

Over the past few months, we have profiled numerous engineers who have contributed significantly to our profession in varying ways. Up until now, the series has featured the likes of Elijah McCoy,  Archimedes and Brunel.  Compared to the rest on our list,  Petroski is slightly more modern and one that we can relate to. …

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Engineers’ Back to School Reminder

As the 2012 school year kicks off, a new crop of engineering students will begin to learn the theories, practices and technologies that will be useful in the work place. There are other important lessons they learn as students that will help them to excel professionally. For example, citations and bibliographies were …

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Profile Engineer: Marc Isambard Brunel

Marc Isambard Brunel is the father to the more popular Isambard.  Marc is a great engineer in his own right having significantly contributed to solving problems associated with  of underwater tunneling. In 1818 he patented the tunneling shield, a device that made it possible to tunnel safely through waterbearing strata.  Marc was a prolific inventor, credited …

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