Stepping out

Due to Good Friday, we’re a day ahead with this weeks ‘Friday Fact’ – it’s not an April Fools’ trick to try and catch you out honest! Much as we love an engineering-based fact, we fancy a change this week and are going for a more personal touch. With Spring Read more…

Stones, steps and inflatables

For today’s Fun Friday Fact, we take a virtual trip to Egypt, home to a man named Imhotep. The belief is he is the first person in the world credited as an engineer. Imhotep was probably the first person to use stone columns to support a building in the design Read more…

Make your ideas stick

For this weeks Friday Fact, we are inspired by an everyday item. Can you guess what it is from these clues? This item has many practical uses on earth and in space. It was invented by a Swiss electrical engineer named George de Mestral. It was inspired on a walk Read more…

The art of communication

Did you know the world’s first cast-iron bridge was built here in the UK? The Iron Bridge in Shropshire opened in 1781 and is a major influence on bridge designs globally. The history of the bridge suggests it was quite a team effort to design, fund and construct. As with Read more…

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