I’ve had an idea!

When I was about eight or ten, I used to build structures out of newspaper (you can see the genesis of a career in engineering!) My parents had the idea of rolling newspaper into sticks and joining them together to make things like pyramids and geodesic domes. We never really made anything bigger than a ten year old, but I’ve been wondering for a while about bringing seven years of structural engineering to bear on the concept, the beautiful appliance of science. The idea’s begun to crystallise with my new role on the ICE committee. What if we were to build something huge out of newspaper – surely a better end for it than re-pulping into brown paper.

Watch this space!