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  • Photo of Here Is Why Engineers Should Always Consider Human Induced Vibration

    Here Is Why Engineers Should Always Consider Human Induced Vibration

    Human induced vibration, vibrations that happen due to human footfall, often conjure images of Millennium Bridge-style swaying or buildings crumbling away. However, the reality is that the ‘damage’ caused by these vibrations is unlikely to destroy a structure, but it is likely to cause discomfort in people! Though not as dramatic as a structural failure, any engineer that is good…

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    Manufacturing and engineering education options

    In 2014, the engineering and manufacturing sector provided an estimated £455.6 billion to the UK Gross Domestic Product, making up 27% of the total. It is one of the biggest economic sectors in Britain, with a job total of 5.7 million (19% of employment in the UK). But for the sector to continue to grow, it needs to build a…

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    Are apprentices the solution to the harrowing STEM skill gap?

    Times are uncertain for businesses in STEM as a lack workers with the correct skills are available, reportedly costing the UK economy around £1.5 billion per annum. But could improving and developing STEM apprenticeships be the solution? No matter where you are in the UK, apprenticeships are becoming more popular than ever before. But perhaps due to their focus on…

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