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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?


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 »

Everyday Science: Bridge Quiz

 Everyday Science: Bridge Quiz

This bridge quiz will test your knowledge of some of the most amazing engineering structures. Check out this bridge quiz. 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 »

What if I wanted to build a Great Pyramid today?

 What if I wanted to build a Great Pyramid today?

To build a Great Pyramid today you would run into cost and labor issues that didn't exist in ancient Egypt. Learn about building a pyramid today. See more »

What if the Alaska Pipeline blew up?

 What if the Alaska Pipeline blew up?

The Alaskan pipeline is truly a marvel of modern engineering, but what would happen if it blew up? Learn about the Alaskan pipeline in this article. See more »