July 12, 2019

The Engineers Who Fashioned Today’s World

It is hard to imagine today’s modern world without the great engineering feats that can be seen in every city and dotted around the landscape. From aqueducts to huge hydroelectric dams, skyscrapers and underground transport systems, engineering effects each and every one of us. But who were the forefathers of engineering that helped shape our world and left their legacies to inspire others that followed?


Imhotep is recorded as the first civil engineer that ever existed and he is credited with supervising the building of the Pyramid of Djoser. Later on in his career he was also credited to designing columns which was his biggest legacy to leave future engineers.

Nikola Tesla

One of the forefathers of discovering how to harness electricity and designing the alternating current system was Nikola Tesla. Tesla was not just an electrical engineer; he was a physicist and a mechanical engineer. His biggest projects included working on the formation of X-ray machines and the induction motor.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Another legendary engineer that was involved with electricity was Thomas Edison, and his invention of the light bulb is probably his most famous act. However, Edison was responsible for far more than just the light bulb no matter how important that was. He also invented the phonograph, a battery for an electric car, a movie camera and a stock ticker. Edison was also an incredible businessman and was one of the first to start mass production techniques of his inventions.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci is a highly interesting character, for most people he will be remembered as a great artist, but his talents far exceeded his painting skills. Da Vinci was also a talented mathematician and he was intrigued by science. He was the first person to invent flying objects and unbelievably one of his early sketches resembles a helicopter. Other engineers used Da Vinci blueprints to construct structures like bridges and roads.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

One of the most famous engineers of all time has to be Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and this British engineer was responsible for the construction of many famous bridges, but mostly for designing and building the first British railway. Not only that, but he was the first engineer to build a tunnel under a river, and it cannot be disputed that Brunel changed the way that public transport functioned in the UK.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford
Henry Ford

Ford will go down as the father of the automobile, and his very first invention was the Quadricycle which was a type of self-propelled carriage. It was Ford’s dream to produce motor vehicles on a mass scale, and in 1901 the famous Ford Motor Company was founded. Ford wanted affordable motor cars for the general public and his tireless devotion to his work finally made his dream a reality. All these engineers helped to forge a better life for us all. Without their ground-breaking inventions many of the things we take for granted today might not even exist.

May 21, 2019

Soil and Geotechnical Engineering

As geotechnical engineering concerns the process of construction methods including rocks, it is imperative that the study of soils is also included. So much so that the highest industry body is now called the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. The science of geotechnical engineering is highly complex and involves many topics, but…

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March 27, 2019

The World’s Greatest Dams

There are many jaw dropping architectural feats around the world, but surely the engineering brilliance that goes into building a dam must be at the top of the list. The sheer size and dimensions of theses amazing structures is awesome, but the knowledge of what the dam is actually doing makes it even more poignant….

by Stephanos
January 1, 2019

Tips How to Become an Engineer

As an engineer you are probably involved in working out how to build the tallest bridge, design the slickest engine, or how to build the smallest car. And you may be caught up so much in your work that you never pay attention to your career. But today opportunities within engineering are many, and there…

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June 20, 2018

Architectural Marvels Around the World

There are some amazing buildings and other man-made structures that have been built throughout the world. These are structures that really showcase the talent and creativity of architects. After all, to design and build a structure that is not only aesthetically-pleasing, but also safe and functional, is not an easy task. We will discuss here…

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June 6, 2018

Top Engineering Firms Around the World

There are several engineering firms throughout the world; some of these have made more impact than others. Here we are going to discuss the top engineering firms that are known today. Well Known Firms The firm 3M  is a well-known company, it is an American company that has expanded into a multinational conglomerate with branches…

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May 11, 2018

The Different Types of Jobs in Engineering

There are many types of jobs available in the Engineering field, some of which pay a very high salary. Some of these fields are: mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering and petroleum engineering. Within each of these engineering fields are several sub-disciplines in which a person can specialize. To obtain a job in…

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May 1, 2018

Continuing Education that is Vital for Engineers

Engineering is like many professional fields in that new methods, techniques and approaches are constantly being developed and recommended. This means that it is very important, in fact, essential that an engineer undertake continual learning to stay current within their field and profession. Continuing education thus should be made a priority for workers regardless of…

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January 21, 2018

Top Engineered Bridges In The World

Bridges have been an effective part of transportation ever since humans started to move their goods and themselves from one place to another. In the beginning, engineers only have to do little more than fall a tree across a river or stream, but now they have discovered that bridges could cut across vast distances and…

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January 11, 2018

Amazingly Engineered Hotels In The World

For most travelers, finding the best place to stay is one of the essential parts of any tour of visiting a country or city. Hotels offer leisure and luxury to lots of people on vacation or trip. To have a unique peaceful and perfect holiday, it’s best to lodge in a world-class hotel to ensure…

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January 2, 2018

Most Famous Engineers of The Last Century

The beginning of the last century marked the middle of an industrial revolution. It has seen a tremendous explosion regarding engineering and it’s developments. The 20th century often regarded as the golden year in engineering due to the enormous amount of advancement made during the time. The brightest minds of the time were busy coming…

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