Engineering Matters

Engineering Matters


Latest Episodes

#130 Navigating New Construction Technology
October 14, 2021

The money flowing in to new construction technology is unprecedented. In the in the five years from 2009 to 2014, $8 billion was spent on digital investments to boost productivity, improve design and

#129 A Vision for Clean Growth in Bradford
October 07, 2021

Bradford in the North West of the UK was at the heart of the industrial revolution. Its world class textiles industry made it one of the richest cities in the world. But now it needs a new vision for

#128 Positioning Satellites in New Space
September 30, 2021

As the regions of space around Earth become increasingly crowded with new satellites, the most popular orbits of all are becoming hazardous. Beyond a point, the crowding will reach a level at which a

#127 Tools for Thinking
September 28, 2021

In today’s episode we are looking from the dawn of engineering to the modern day, at ‘tools for thinking’. These are the intellectual methods and the physical tools that engineers have used throughout

#126 Propping up Vienna
September 23, 2021

Vienna, the capital city of Austria is also known worldwide as The City of Music and this musical metropolis is fine tuning the way that it constructs underground. In order to expand its metro system

#125 Artificial Intelligence in Project Planning
September 16, 2021

New software using AI is enabling planners to identify options for engineering projects that are beyond the realms of human imagination. Traditionally, solutions are studied individually at great time

#124 Mussels: How to Save the Seas
September 09, 2021

Intensive farming leads to nutrients seeping into the groundwater and into rivers. These enriched waterways deliver immense quantities of nutrients to coastal seas and cause algae to bloom, overwhelmi

#123 Engineering Plants: Intelligent Growth Solutions
September 02, 2021

The world is on the brink of a climate related disaster. The solution requires a combination of engineering disciplines that do not come together very often. But they must, because the challenge is so

#122 Decarbonisation: Growing Roads on Trees
August 26, 2021

In this episode we look at how a new plant-based bitumen will be incorporated into asphalt mixtures currently being developed. The hope is that this will allow clients to build roads that act as carbo

#121 Batteries: The Lithium-Silicon Age
August 19, 2021

After a decade of growth, there were 10 million electric cars on the world’s roads by the end of 2020. This growth trend is set to continue, with at least 145 million on the roads by 2030. The perform