Some Civil Tomfoolery

June 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm 2 comments


By Matt Barcus
President, Precision Executive Search, Inc.
Managing Partner, A/E/P Central, LLC, home of CivilEngineeringCentral.com

Tired of reading about the failing infrastructure?  Tired of waiting for your firm to reap the benefits of the infrastructure stimulus package?  Tired of hearing about how the civil engineering industry is struggling and that civil engineering jobs are few and far between?  Well, at this very moment in time, I certainly am.   So in light of that, I thought I would use a little history and a little humor to maybe brighten up a few minutes of your day (though the historical video may also make you chuckle).

First, take a look at the videos below which I found on youtube, GM Futurama Parts 1 & 2.  SkyTranThese videos give perspective from 1939 in regards to what our infrastructure would look like in 1960.  Bridges, highways, airports that would solve all of our problems and make life easier.  Smart RoadsThese videos are amazing, really, to see how far our infrastructure has come since then.  Now we are looking at technologies like SkyTran and SmartRoads, ideas that were surely beyond comprehension in 1939.

Following the videos are a few snapshots that have been circulating the Internet, maybe you have seen them.  Engineering and construction masterpieces they are not…just a little civil tomfoolery!

NOW FOR SOME NOT SO MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN ENGINEERING

And you thought airport security was getting better...
And you thought airport security was getting better…
My clients have often complained that good rail engineers are very hard to find...
My clients have often complained that good rail engineers are very hard to find…
Clearly a case of two very stubborn engineers working in the same office...
Clearly a case of two very stubborn engineers working in the same office…
Maybe it's not just the economy effecting the housing market...
Maybe it’s not just the economy effecting the housing market…
An engineer should never go back to work after happy hour...
An engineer should never go back to work after happy hour…

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tom Lofft  |  June 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    How sure are you that these were not local code requirements?

    Reply
  • 2. Leighsah Jones  |  June 19, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Here is a site I go back to periodically when I need some comic relief.

    http://www.runkleconsulting.com/HouseofPain/TheHouseofPain.htm

    After viewing these photos, nothing in residential construction will ever surprise you again,

    Here are some more photos for giggles
    http://www.rumoronthestreet.com/2008/02/worlds-worst-construction-blunders.html

    Reply

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