Engineering is as old as civilization…because it’s the infrastructure of civilization. The profession is responsible for enduring structures such as the pyramids, Parthenon, Hagia Soﬁa, ietnam’s pagodas, and Machu Picchu roadways, cityscapes, sewers, dams and all manner of machines. Engineers use math, science, chemistry, and case-study knowledge to develop plans for how things we need will work (and be repaired). As the pace of construction and repair of human structures and machines has hastened, so has the accumulated toll—loss of human life as well as and huge investments. Accidents can occur because of poor planning, lack of knowledge or miscommunication . . . or unforeseen circumstances.
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