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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 »

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 »

Is steel still the best material for building?

 Is steel still the best material for building?

Is steel still the best material for building? Learn about the pros and cons of using steel for building construction and engineering at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Amazing Elements of Green Architecture

 5 Amazing Elements of Green Architecture

Green architecture incorporates sustainable materials and engineering techniques. Learn about 5 amazing elements of green architecture. See more »

How Geodesic Domes Work

 How Geodesic Domes Work

Geodesic domes are an amazing engineering and architectural device. Learn about these modern marvels in How Geodesic Domes Work. See more »

How Floating Bridges Work

 How Floating Bridges Work

Floating bridges were an invention of the Romans, and they are still used today. Learn about the engineering behind floating bridges at HowStuffWorks. See more »