Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

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Sustainable second lives

Sustainable second lives

Hugh Ferguson

Reusing and recycling when transforming building can save significant carbon emissions.

Issue 88

Lessons from the field

Abigail Beall

Engineers discuss the impact that working in other countries has had on their career paths and outlooks.

Issue 86
A square peg in a round hole

A square peg in a round hole

Hugh Ferguson

22 Bishopsgate was built on the basement of an earlier failed development. The result is the tallest building in the City of London.

Issue 80
From junk to spectacle

From junk to spectacle

Abigail Beall, Bertie Cole and Pip Rush

The Arcadia Spider is built almost completely from scrap. Innovative engineering allows this immersive stage to move in time with music, produce flames and lasers, and play host to a number of acrobatic performers.

Issue 72
World record-breaking bridge

World record-breaking bridge

Hugh Ferguson, Michael Martin, David Climie and Peter Curran

The Queensferry Crossing is the largest construction project carried out in Scotland so far this century. It will be Britain’s tallest bridge when it opens later this summer.

Issue 71
Design-led innovation and sustainability

Design-led innovation and sustainability

Hugh Ferguson, Bruce Martin, Darren Barlow and David McAllister

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, combines attractive architecture with innovative engineering to be as accessible and beneficial as possible.

Issue 70
How virtual reality is changing engineering

How virtual reality is changing engineering

Professor Anthony Steed

A number of engineering firms are using virtual reality and immersive technologies to transform how they work.

Issue 70
Built on principles: White Collar Factory

Built on principles: White Collar Factory

Hugh Ferguson

Good simple engineering is changing the design of the modern urban office, replacing open-plan rooms, neatly plastered walls and ceilings, and highly tuned air-conditioning systems with high ceilings, bare concrete finishes and natural ventilation

Issue 69
Manufacturing power stations

Manufacturing power stations

Harry Edwards, Adam Locke and Andrew Jackson

Small modular reactors that have components manufactured in factories and constructed onsite could offer a quicker and cheaper alternative to generating nuclear power

Issue 69
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