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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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

Australian civil engineering projects due to rise during 2015

downloadThe civil engineering sector is expected to see similar levels of activity throughout the coming years, with projects remaining mostly unchanged across the country.  Though there has been uncertainty for types of project, such as renewable energy development, the interest in common projects such as infrastructure expansion and mining continues to remain at the same high level.

The present financial year should see approximately 63,105 billion dollars’ worth of civil engineering work completed across Australia according to the Australian Construction Industry Forum, though this figure does not include mining projects. Continue reading

Skyscrapers!

Skyscrapers-Mirror-1024x768In a world where things are constantly pushed to be bigger and better engineers are at the front line of boundary pushing innovation. Add cheaper and faster to the list of expectations and failures are bound to occur. Failure however is not just the mother of innovation, but also of civil engineering enterprise. Where one fails another learns, and engineers are coming up with solutions that provide possibilities for increasingly incredible structures. As new materials are developed designers utilise them to greater performance and in tackling unprecedented challenges, engineers must refine safety margins. They must also consider greater variables and are held accountable for remarkable successes that would not be possible with a more conservative, less intensive design process. 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