Civil engineering, past, present and future

Civil engineering, past, present and future

200 years ago in a London coffee shop, a small group of young engineers got together and founded the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the world’s first professional engineering body. Just to put that into context, in the same year (1818) Mary Shelley’s...
3D Printing: Taking DIY engineering to the extreme…

3D Printing: Taking DIY engineering to the extreme…

3D printing (additive manufacturing) has come a long way since its very humble beginnings in 1983, when Charles Hull printed the very first 3D object, a simple eye wash cup. Hull’s first ever 3D printer (he called it stereolithography or SLA printing) worked by moving...