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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 Heaviest Objects Mankind Has Ever Moved

 10 Heaviest Objects Mankind Has Ever Moved

What are some of the heaviest objects mankind has ever moved? Learn about 10 of the heaviest objects mankind has ever moved. See more »

10 Women Who Broke New Ground in Engineering

 10 Women Who Broke New Ground in Engineering

Engineering is not just for men. Women are responsible for several major engineering feats. Learn about 10 women who broke new ground in engineering. See more »

Lego Physics Quiz

 Lego Physics Quiz

Lego blocks can teach important math and science lessons. Test your knowledge of Lego physics with this quiz. See more »

Quiz: What Jenga Teaches Us About Structural Engineering

 Quiz: What Jenga Teaches Us About Structural Engineering

Jenga is a simple game of wooden blocks and gravity, until you play against a structural engineer. Test your knowledge of Jenga and of the engineering principles that win it. See more »

Never Fear the Sphere: The Ultimate Geodesic Dome Quiz

 Never Fear the Sphere: The Ultimate Geodesic Dome Quiz

Geodesic domes are aesthetically intriguing structures with practical uses. Test your knowledge with this geodesic dome quiz. See more »

World Trade Center Slurry Wall Quiz

 World Trade Center Slurry Wall Quiz

The World Trade Center slurry wall survived the September 11 attacks to become an iconic reminder of a nation's loss and resolve. Test your knowledge with this World Trade Center slurry wall quiz. See more »

How Earthquake-resistant Buildings Work

 How Earthquake-resistant Buildings Work

Earthquake-resistant buildings are able to withstand seismic waves. Learn how earthquake-resistant buildings work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How was the Bay Bridge built?

 How was the Bay Bridge built?

How was the Bay Bridge built? Learn about the engineering behind the Bay Bridge at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What was the first steel-framed skyscraper?

 What was the first steel-framed skyscraper?

What was the first steel-framed skyscraper? Learn about the engineering behind the first steel-framed skyscraper at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is soft-story seismic retrofitting?

 What is soft-story seismic retrofitting?

What is soft-story seismic retrofitting? Learn about the engineering behind soft-story seismic retrofitting at HowStuffWorks. See more »