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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?


5 Things Jenga Can Teach Us About Structural Engineering

 5 Things Jenga Can Teach Us About Structural Engineering

The game Jenga can teach you about a variety of components of structural engineering. Learn 5 things Jenga can teach you about structural engineering. See more »

5 Things Lego Blocks Can Teach You About Structural Engineering

 5 Things Lego Blocks Can Teach You About Structural Engineering

Lego blocks can teach a variety of components of structural engineering. Learn 5 things Lego blocks can teach you about structural engineering. See more »

10 Reasons Why Bridges Collapse

 10 Reasons Why Bridges Collapse

Bridges can collapse for a variety of reasons based on poor engineering and construction. Learn about 10 reasons why bridges collapse. See more »

How was the construction of the World Trade Center unique?

 How was the construction of the World Trade Center unique?

How was the construction of the World Trade Center unique? Learn how the construction of the World Trade Center was unique at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What grade of steel was used in the World Trade Center?

 What grade of steel was used in the World Trade Center?

What grade of steel was used in the World Trade Center? Learn about the grade of steel used in the World Trade Center's construction at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the World Trade Center Slurry Wall Works

 How the World Trade Center Slurry Wall Works

The World Trade Center slurry wall will help support walls at the site that were damaged on 9/11. Learn about the World Trade Center slurry wall. See more »

What caused the World Trade Center towers to collapse on 9/11?

 What caused the World Trade Center towers to collapse on 9/11?

What caused the World Trade Center towers to collapse on 9/11? Learn about the factors that caused the World Trade Center towers to collapse on 9/11. See more »

Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa ever fall?

 Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa ever fall?

Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa ever fall? Will the peculiarly enduring tower ever vanish from the Italian skyline? Click on to learn more. See more »

10 Cool Engineering Tricks the Romans Taught Us

 10 Cool Engineering Tricks the Romans Taught Us

These cool engineering tricks the Romans taught us heavily influenced the evolution of modern architecture. Learn about 10 Roman engineering tricks. See more »

Skyscraper Pictures

 Skyscraper Pictures

This skyscraper image gallery takes buildings and construction to a different height. Check out these skyscraper pictures. See more »