DO THE QUIZ. DO THE QUIZ

Research

We want to know whether our super-fun Scale Rule workshops are any use. So we have made some quizzes! You can read more about the quiz here.

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Are we getting old?

Research

No! We’re staying relevant. Or, at least, we’re telling everyone that we are.

Phil and Dan wrote an article called “Staying Relevant – new ways to assess engineering aptitude” for the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Journal about Future Trends in Structural Engineering, to make sure that everyone knows how relevant we really are. You can find the article here for free if you’re a member of the IStructE,  and at the princely sum of £9+VAT if you are not.*

Here is a nice picture from our article:

Staying Relevant - figures

*If you are not a member, email us and we can discuss give you a brief synopsis of our relevance.

Awards Season

Education, Next Generation Design

This year there has been some fuss over The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering, or The Award for Structural Artistry – connoisseurs of engineering know that the real IStructE award of note is the Arts and Entertainment Structures Award.

Thus and so, it is with much excitement and fanfare that we send our congratulations to the Nottingham team of Next Generation Design Scale Rulers, who are the proud recipients of the 2019 Arts and Entertainment Structures Award from the IStructE Midlands regional group.

Structural Engineering Awards 2019

This is rubbish!

Projects

It certainly is! and doesn’t it make mighty fine chairs?

Who’d have thought a load of old cardboard, bottles and sticky tape would create so much fun? (everyone I hear you answer).

Well done to everyone who helped out (Simona + Pauline + Veronica + Annabel) and to Open City for organising the Open House Families event and to all the kids who turned up and had so much fun making chairs. For more info check out the project page where you can scroll through for some home improvement inspiration.

More wood…

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…than you can shake a stick at.

Well done and thanks to all the amazing volunteers and students who helped with the NGD 2019 build over the weekend! More wood, more cutting and more drilling than any project attempted so far. And the end result looks amazing so make sure you get down to CDW this week (21-23rd May) to see it. It won’t be around for long!