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Random Acts of Irony: I Have the World’s Worst Timing

So my soon-to-be-released book, Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering, features three major projects: the Panama Canal, the Burj Dubai, and Confederation Bridge, an 11-km span linking New Brunswick and PEI over the Northumberland Strait. I first visited PEI in the mid-1990s, before the Bridge was built. Last month, Tech Support had a conference in Charlottetown, and I tagged along, excited to drive over the concrete structure I’d spent weeks researching for the book. I was also excited to visit the bridge museum in Borden-Carleton, the town where most of the Bridge’s concrete components were manufactured before being assembled in...

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering – Cover Reveal!

  Isn’t it pretty? I love the details of the sketches on the background. Although I do admit to being slightly perplexed at the choice of cover image, because that’s not the bridge that’s actually in the book, this one is: Although now that I see them together, the Golden Gate is a bit more photogenic… Either way, I am basking in that proud author feeling today, and can’t wait until actual 3D copies arrive at my door, one of which I’ll immediately pass on to my friend Tahrana, an accomplished climate engineer who helped me understand some of the more technical concepts...