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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 Expensive Restorations

 10 Expensive Restorations

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 Why don't water towers freeze solid in the winter?

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Top 10 Structurally Amazing Bridges

 Top 10 Structurally Amazing Bridges

10 structurally amazing bridges is presented in this list from HowStuffWorks. Check out these 10 structurally amazing bridges. See more »

What's a brownfield?

 What's a brownfield?

A brownfield are abandoned pieces of land that may be contaminated. Find out more about what a brownfield can do to a community. See more »

10 Construction Projects That Broke the Bank

 10 Construction Projects That Broke the Bank

These 10 construction projects were infamous for their cost or, in some cases, uselessness. Learn which 10 construction projects broke the bank. See more »

Bridge Pictures

 Bridge Pictures

Bridge Pictures give you a glimpse of some of the most amazing engineering accomplishments. Check out this collection of bridge pictures. See more »

What happens to abandoned mines?

 What happens to abandoned mines?

Abandoned mines aren't just eyesores on a landscape -- they're physically and environmentally dangerous. Read about abandoned mines and the danger they pose. See more »

The 10 Heaviest Buildings Ever Moved

 The 10 Heaviest Buildings Ever Moved

The five heaviest buildings ever moved rank high in the history of structural moving. Learn what those five heaviest buildings are. See more »

What if we covered a city in a giant glass dome?

 What if we covered a city in a giant glass dome?

Domed cities would protect people from the harmful effects of the sun and shield us from the weather. Learn more about the concept of domed cities. See more »

What if the Hoover Dam broke?

 What if the Hoover Dam broke?

Hoover Dam is a marvel of modern engineering, but have you ever wondered what would happen if it broke? Learn about a potential Hoover Dam disaster. See more »