An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.
Engineering is the art or science of making practical.
This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly.
Architects and engineers are among the most fortunate of men since they build their own monuments with public consent, public approval and often public money.
Engineering is the art of modelling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyse so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.
Engineering problems are under-defined, there are many solutions, good, bad and indifferent. The art is to arrive at a good solution. This is a creative activity, involving imagination, intuition and deliberate choice.
Engineering refers to the practice of organizing the design and construction [and, I would add operation] of any artifice which transforms the physical world around us to meet some recognized need.
Engineers ... are not mere technicians and should not approve or lend their name to any project that does not promise to be beneficent to man and the advancement of civilization.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Engineers … are not mere technicians and should not approve or lend their name to any project that does not promise to be beneficent to man and the advancement of civilization
Nothing can be of great worth or holy which is the work of builders and mechanics.
Nothing is so inspiring as seeing big works well laid out and planned and a real engineering organisation.
One has to watch out for engineers – they begin with the sewing machine and end up with the atomic bomb.
There can be little doubt that in many ways the story of bridge building is the story of civilisation. By it we can readily measure an important part of a people’s progress.
Therefore O students study mathematics and do not build without foundations.
When engineers and quantity surveyors discuss aesthetics and architects study what cranes do we are on the right road.
A scientist studies what is, an engineer studies what never was.
From here, it becomes an engineering problem; the engineer considers the ground motion that will occur and evaluates the requirements of the proposed structure in the light of the local foundation conditions.
Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again.
There has been a substitution of ideology for fact and scientific and engineering data in this administration.
There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organized forcing of technological change... Engineers operate at the interface between science and society...
Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste.
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