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Buildings and structures take careful planning in order to ensure that they don't collapse or fail in any way. Structural engineers analyze and study the way in which buildings support loads.

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10 Cool Engineering Tricks the Romans Taught Us

When it came to building or improving things, the ancient Romans really knew their stuff. Which cool engineering tricks did they pass along to us?


10 Futuristic Construction Technologies

10 Futuristic Construction Technologies

Transparent aluminum and self-healing concrete are just two of the 10 futuristic construction technologies on our list. Read more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Green Structural Engineering Marvels

10 Green Structural Engineering Marvels

Green structural engineering poses novel architectural questions. Visit these 10 green structural engineering marvels at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Strange Structural Engineering Marvels

10 Strange Structural Engineering Marvels

These 10 strange structural engineering marvel will induce more than a few OMGs. See which strange structural engineering projects made our list. See more »

How do you build an underwater tunnel?

How do you build an underwater tunnel?

Underwater tunnels, like the Marmaray, rely on some extreme construction techniques. Learn more about underwater tunnels at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Famous Black Engineers Throughout History

Famous Black Engineers Throughout History

Meet 10 African-American men and women who aren't just pioneers for their race: They're trailblazers in the field of engineering. See more »

How the Society of Women Engineers Works

How the Society of Women Engineers Works

Do you know how the Society of Women Engineers works? Learn all about the Society of Women Engineers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What's the world's longest suspension bridge?

What's the world's longest suspension bridge?

Do you know what's the world's longest suspension bridge? Learn what is the world's longest suspension bridge at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Underground Mining Works

How Underground Mining Works

How does underground mining work? Learn how underground mining works at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why are blueprints blue?

Why are blueprints blue?

Why are blueprints blue? Find out what makes blueprints blue at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Big Power, Small Package

Big Power, Small Package

These small powerhouses can carry incredibly large loads. Learn about a few examples of big power in a small package with this infographic. See more »