Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

  • Design: detail and partnership

    Author: Fiona Gleed - This weekend I went back to a project that I worked on, as a Graduate Structural Engineer, over 20 years ago. It is local and public so I’ve been to it and through it and talked...

  • Learning to love learning

    Author: Fiona Gleed - I've learnt so much in Bath - and not always what, where or when I expected it. The lunchtime research seminars are great for that - who knew plankton and bricks had so much in common?!...

  • An everyday tale of country folk - and everyday heroes

    Author: Fiona Gleed - I grew up on the edge of a village where the nearest neighbours were the junior school, the Scout hut and a herd of Friesan cows. It was the kind of village where small happenings were...

  • Clay Scientists of the world, unite!

    Author: Alastair Marsh - The 16th International Clays Conference (16ICC) began in the beautiful surroundings of the Carmen de los Martires, Granada, on a very balmy Sunday evening in July. This being my first major conference, I was unsure what...

  • The Paris Agreement will succeed without the USA

    Author: Alastair Marsh - Alastair Marsh believes the USA’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a reminder that populous, industrialising countries deserve more attention. To twist a common saying, there’s no USA in team. The USA has withdrawn from the...

  • 5 career tips for civil engineering students

    Author: Will Arnold, Senior Structural Engineer at Arup and Young Structural Engineering Professional of the Year 2017 - Just because one person is an "architect" and another is an "engineer" doesn't mean that one person's role should lead the other...

  • Imagining the Forest

    Author: Emily Johnson - Between the 12th and 18th of June, structures began to sprout out of the ground at Bushey Norwood. Within the week, four pavilions were designed and constructed on the National Trust site by a group of...

  • Live from the HIVE

    Author: Fiona Gleed - Some days experimental research is just adding data points to a developing time series but other days mark a turning point. Today is such a day Walls built; Mortar cured; Cavities closed; Time to turn on...

  • The importance of being pretentious - Part Two

    Author: Alastair Marsh - In Part One of this entry, I argued how more pretentiousness could lead to better engagement between scientists and non-scientists. In Part Two, I’ll use myself as a guinea pig to give an example of how...