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Built

The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures

By Roma Agrawal
21-minute read
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Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures by Roma Agrawal

Built (2018) tells the story of some of society’s unsung heroes: structural engineers. Sadly, structural engineering tends only to enter the news when something goes wrong, like when a building falls or a bridge collapses. In Built, Agrawal gives a fuller picture of what it means to be an engineer, offering a range of stories and engaging tidbits about the structures of our world and the people who built them.

  • People curious about how buildings are made
  • Aspiring structural engineers
  • Students interested in the history of engineering

Roma Agrawal, a London-based structural engineer, worked on the Shard in London, currently the tallest building in western Europe. She is also famous for her initiatives to get people – especially women – interested in the field of engineering.

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