Women in Engineering

downloadThe current percentage of women working in engineering is under twelve percent. Having so few women engineers, both incoming into engineering programs and retaining a professional practice, is a long standing concern. The question is, why is it that the proportion of women in engineering is so low? It seems this concern has yet to have its reasons seriously addressed.

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UK Growth in the Civil Engineering Sector

civil-engineeringThe civil engineering industry in the United Kingdom has grown by almost a fifth in the last year! Research has shown that this growth has taken place across the country, equating to very positive things for the economy.

It is documented that at the end of 2014, there were 159,000 people working in the civil engineering sector. That was an increase of 17.7% which amounts to an additional 135,000 people from the year of 2013. This is actually the fastest increase in employees that the civil engineering sector has experienced in the last five years. This is an impressive peak but it is still below the high of 174,000 employees that were employed in the sector in 2009. Continue reading

Trends in Construction to Watch Out For This Year!

cdo-construction-august-2013As the economy continues to improve, so too will the construction market. To catalyse and sustain this growth, new trends are already emerging within the global construction market. The following trends described in this post will show a glimpse of how the construction market is continuing to evolve and what it will look like throughout 2015 and beyond.

The old idea that engineering design and construction companies were separate entities has been scrapped in favour for a more efficient joint effort. For example, important data for engineering design is often created in-house, then contracted out to an outsourced firm to develop. This method relies on many individual components and companies working together, which is practically a recipe for time mismanagement and miscommunication. Continue reading

How Can Engineering Firms Stay Skilled?!

employment-headerEngineering is a career that requires a large amount of skill and knowledge in order to do the job properly. It is an industry that is constantly dveloping and changing as new technologies and methods are explored. For new engineers entering the sector this can be quite daunting. However, those who have been employed as engineers for several years can also find it tricky to always be up to date. Making the time to investigate, research and learn new skills is essential to being the best engineer possible! Continue reading

A Boom for Civil Engineering?

from the blog www.stuckincustoms.comThe civil engineering sector in Australia is one that is constantly experiencing change and developments in various ways. The most recent of these is a boom in road building. It is predicted that in the next few years there will be an increase in the amount of investment in road building in Australia. It is also predicted that the government of this country will be investing funds in the telecommunications sector as well as recreation facilities. This growth is expected to last two years at least. Continue reading

A Career in Automotive & Transportation Design?

imagesAutomotive designers deal with both the aesthetics and ergonomics of road vehicles. They fall into a role within transportation design that has as much to do with art as usability, working mostly with automobiles such as cars, buses, motorbikes, vans, and trucks, these automotive designers are here to fulfil three main elements within a much larger transport design setting.

Using primarily graphic design they work with interior, exterior, colour and trim. A great deal of consumers in this department will adopt their vehicle as part of their image, making automotive design a crucial part of transport design. Continue reading

Planning for Construction!

download (1)The world of construction is one that is constantly developing and countless construction projects are always underway around the world. In order for these projects to be completed successfully, the management has to be overseen by experts with a great wealth of experience in the industry. However, even with the most experienced managers at the helm of projects, things can still go wrong. The following are a few things to bear in mind when you are tasked with organizing such a project! Continue reading