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Discussion » Questions » Science and Technology » What do you think might be the most challenging item for engineers/archetects to have to design?

What do you think might be the most challenging item for engineers/archetects to have to design?

For Henry Ford's people it was to design an efficient 8 cylinder engine.

Posted - July 11

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  • 900
    Hmmmm ... I'm going to say it's something that should withstand a large earthquake without collapsing, like a dam.
      July 11, 2018 10:50 AM MDT
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  • 6464
    I worked in a ten story building, in SoCal, that was built on rollers ... earthquake resistant.
      July 11, 2018 1:03 PM MDT
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  • 14521
    A faster than light spacecraft.
    A Diesel table fork.
      July 11, 2018 11:39 AM MDT
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  • 5100
    Yes!
      July 11, 2018 11:58 AM MDT
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  • ALF

    6464
    "I've worked directly with engineers and let me tell you ... they can design anything!  The hard part is building it!

      July 11, 2018 12:58 PM MDT
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  • 5100
    Yup.
      July 11, 2018 1:01 PM MDT
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  • 5180
    Sensible sized housing where families can grow rather then appalling tiny rabbit hutches just so they can cram more units on the building plot....
    Its appauling what's being built in England now just to cram in profits....there are estates where there is no parking for vistors or tradesmen.....
      July 11, 2018 2:22 PM MDT
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  • 900

    Are you sure that lack of parking is the fault of architects?

    In the US, it is a growing trend among liberal city councils to "encourage" alternate transportation use by limiting the amount of parking and traffic lanes. 

    The other day, I heard a report of a brand-new apartment complex that didn't have tenant parking ... and how they were having a difficult time finding any renters, despite a housing shortage.  Imagine that!  People not wanting to rent housing without somewhere to park their vehicle.

      July 11, 2018 2:47 PM MDT
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  • 4740
    The Golden Gate Bridge was so carefully designed that they had to wait until an exact time in the afternoon to put in the final bolts. The bridge had to expand in the afternoon warmth to make the holes line up.
      July 11, 2018 5:39 PM MDT
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  • 1877
    A submarine that can go down to the deepest part of the deepest ocean. Cheers!
      July 11, 2018 6:11 PM MDT
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  • 5100
    Be nice if they could find some of the sunken ships and raise them to the surface. 
      July 11, 2018 11:33 PM MDT
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  • 4740
    https://www.google.com/search?q=things+invented+by+donald+duck
      July 11, 2018 11:48 PM MDT
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  • 5100
    That is very interesting.  When I have more time I gotta read the whole issue.
      July 11, 2018 11:57 PM MDT
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  • 2468
    The toilet room.
      July 11, 2018 7:39 PM MDT
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  • 5100
    Every bathroom should have a bidet for one thing. 
      July 11, 2018 11:22 PM MDT
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