Engineering Towers

By: Ty Schneider

In this rotation...

We will be learning about designing and building towers while completing the Engineering Towers Module.

Session 1

In Session 1 we learned a little about the history of towers and how to design one.

Session 2

In Session 2 we created a pattern to use to build the tower. (Baisically a blueprint)

Session 3-6

In Sessions 3-6 we constructed the sides of our tower using balsa wood and glue.

Session 7

In the final Session we glued the tower sides together and then tested it.

Job

A job that would go along with what we are learning is a structural tower engineer. Structural engineers design structures such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, etc. The majority of structural engineers work primarily as consultants to architects or design-build contractors.